Parallel Verses

World English Bible

His servant said, "What, should I set this before a hundred men?" But he said, "Give the people, that they may eat; for thus says Yahweh, 'They will eat, and will have some left over.'"

New American Standard Bible

His attendant said, “What, will I set this before a hundred men?” But he said, “Give them to the people that they may eat, for thus says the Lord, ‘They shall eat and have some left over.’”

King James Version

And his servitor said, What, should I set this before an hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.

Holman Bible

But Elisha’s attendant asked, “What? Am I to set 20 loaves before 100 men?”

“Give it to the people to eat,” Elisha said, “for this is what the Lord says: ‘They will eat, and they will have some left over.’”

International Standard Version

Elisha's attendant asked, "What? Will this serve 100 men?"

A Conservative Version

And his servant said, What, should I set this before a hundred men? But he said, Give to the people that they may eat, for thus says LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave of it.

American Standard Version

And his servant said, What, should I set this before a hundred men? But he said, Give the people, that they may eat; for thus saith Jehovah, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.

Amplified

His servant said, “How am I to set [only] this before a hundred [hungry] men?” He said, “Give it to the people so that they may eat, for thus says the Lord, ‘They shall eat and have some left.’”

Bible in Basic English

But his servant said, How am I to put this before a hundred men? But he said, Give it to the people for food; for the Lord says, There will be food for them and some over.

Darby Translation

And his attendant said, How shall I set this before a hundred men? And he said, Give the people that they may eat; for thus saith Jehovah: They shall eat, and shall have to spare.

Julia Smith Translation

And he serving will say, What I shall I give this before a hundred men? and he will say, Give to the people, and they shall eat; for thus said Jehovah, Eating, and they leave.

King James 2000

And his servant said, What, should I set this before a hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus says the LORD, They shall eat, and shall have some left.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then his servant said, "How can I set this before a hundred men?" He said, "Give it to the people and let them eat, for thus Yahweh says, 'They shall eat and have some left over.'"

Modern King James verseion

And his servant said, What? Should I set this before a hundred men? He said again, Give to the people so that they may eat, for so says Jehovah, They shall eat and shall leave some.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"What should I set this before a hundred men?" And he said, "Set it before the people and let them eat. For thus sayeth the LORD, 'They shall eat and leave.'"

NET Bible

But his attendant said, "How can I feed a hundred men with this?" He replied, "Set it before the people so they may eat, for this is what the Lord says, 'They will eat and have some left over.'"

New Heart English Bible

His servant said, "What, should I set this before a hundred men?" But he said, "Give the people, that they may eat; for thus says the LORD, 'They will eat, and will have some left over.'"

The Emphasized Bible

But his attendant said - How can I set this before a hundred men? And he said - Give to the people, that they may eat, for, Thus, saith Yahweh, They are about to eat and to leave remaining.

Webster

And his servitor said, What, should I set this before a hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave of it.

Youngs Literal Translation

And his minister saith, 'What -- do I give this before a hundred men?' and he saith, 'Give to the people, and they eat, for thus said Jehovah, Eat and leave;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁרת 
Sharath 
Usage: 99

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

an hundred
מאיה מאה 
me'ah 
Usage: 581

men
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

the Lord

Usage: 0

אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

References

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Context Readings

Elisha Secures The Food

42 A man from Baal Shalishah came, and brought the man of God bread of the first fruits, twenty loaves of barley, and fresh ears of grain in his sack. He said, "Give to the people, that they may eat." 43 His servant said, "What, should I set this before a hundred men?" But he said, "Give the people, that they may eat; for thus says Yahweh, 'They will eat, and will have some left over.'" 44 So he set it before them, and they ate, and left some of it, according to the word of Yahweh.



Cross References

Luke 9:13

But he said to them, "You give them something to eat." They said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we should go and buy food for all these people."

Matthew 14:20

They all ate, and were filled. They took up twelve baskets full of that which remained left over from the broken pieces.

John 6:9

"There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these among so many?"

Matthew 14:16-17

But Jesus said to them, "They don't need to go away. You give them something to eat."

Matthew 15:33-34

The disciples said to him, "Where should we get so many loaves in a deserted place as to satisfy so great a multitude?"

Matthew 15:37

They all ate, and were filled. They took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces that were left over.

Matthew 16:8-10

Jesus, perceiving it, said, "Why do you reason among yourselves, you of little faith, 'because you have brought no bread?'

Mark 6:37-39

But he answered them, "You give them something to eat." They asked him, "Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread, and give them something to eat?"

Mark 6:42-43

They all ate, and were filled.

Mark 8:4

His disciples answered him, "From where could one satisfy these people with bread here in a deserted place?"

Mark 8:20

"When the seven loaves fed the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?" They told him, "Seven."

Luke 9:17

They ate, and were all filled. They gathered up twelve baskets of broken pieces that were left over.

John 6:11-13

Jesus took the loaves; and having given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to those who were sitting down; likewise also of the fish as much as they desired.

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