Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Now the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, "Behold now, the place before you where we are living is too limited for us.

King James Version

And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us.

Holman Bible

The sons of the prophets said to Elisha, "Please notice that the place where we live under your supervision is too small for us.

International Standard Version

One day the Guild of Prophets told Elisha, "Notice how the place where we are living is too small for us.

A Conservative Version

And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell before thee is too confined for us.

American Standard Version

And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell before thee is too strait for us.

Amplified

The sons of the prophets said to Elisha, Look now, the place where we live before you is too small for us.

Bible in Basic English

Now the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, There is not room enough for us in the place where we are living under your care;

Darby Translation

And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell before thee is too strait for us.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too tight for us.

Julia Smith Translation

And the sons of the prophets will say to Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell there before thee is narrow for us.

King James 2000

And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with you is too small for us.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, "Please look; the place where we are living before you [is] too cramped for us.

Modern King James verseion

And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, Behold now, the place where we live with you is too small for us.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then said the children of the prophets unto Elisha, "See, the place where we dwell with thee, is too little for us.

NET Bible

Some of the prophets said to Elisha, "Look, the place where we meet with you is too cramped for us.

New Heart English Bible

The sons of the prophets said to Elisha, "See now, the place where we dwell before you is too small for us.

The Emphasized Bible

And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, - See, we pray thee, the place wherein we sit before thee, is too strait for us.

Webster

And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too narrow for us.

World English Bible

The sons of the prophets said to Elisha, "See now, the place where we dwell before you is too small for us.

Youngs Literal Translation

And sons of the prophet say unto Elisha, 'Lo, we pray thee, the place where we are dwelling before thee is too strait for us;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of the prophets
נביא 
Nabiy' 
Usage: 315

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

אלישׁע 
'Eliysha` 
Usage: 58

מקמה מקומה מקם מקום 
Maqowm 
Usage: 401

ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

with thee is too strait
צר צר 
Tsar 
Usage: 109

Context Readings

Elisha Recovers A Lost Axe Head

1 Now the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, "Behold now, the place before you where we are living is too limited for us. 2 "Please let us go to the Jordan and each of us take from there a beam, and let us make a place there for ourselves where we may live." So he said, "Go."


Cross References

2 Kings 2:3

Then the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha and said to him, "Do you know that the LORD will take away your master from over you today?" And he said, "Yes, I know; be still."

2 Kings 4:38

When Elisha returned to Gilgal, there was a famine in the land As the sons of the prophets were sitting before him, he said to his servant, "Put on the large pot and boil stew for the sons of the prophets."

Joshua 17:14

Then the sons of Joseph spoke to Joshua, saying, "Why have you given me only one lot and one portion for an inheritance, since I am a numerous people whom the LORD has thus far blessed?"

Joshua 19:47

The territory of the sons of Dan proceeded beyond them; for the sons of Dan went up and fought with Leshem and captured it Then they struck it with the edge of the sword and possessed it and settled in it; and they called Leshem Dan after the name of Dan their father.

1 Samuel 19:20

Then Saul sent messengers to take David, but when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, with Samuel standing and presiding over them, the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul; and they also prophesied.

1 Kings 20:35

Now a certain man of the sons of the prophets said to another by the word of the LORD, "Please strike me." But the man refused to strike him.

2 Kings 4:1

Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD; and the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves."

Job 36:16

"Then indeed, He enticed you from the mouth of distress, Instead of it, a broad place with no constraint; And that which was set on your table was full of fatness.

Isaiah 49:19-20

"For your waste and desolate places and your destroyed land-- Surely now you will be too cramped for the inhabitants, And those who swallowed you will be far away.

Isaiah 54:2-3

"Enlarge the place of your tent; Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; Lengthen your cords And strengthen your pegs.



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