Parallel Verses

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.

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

Now the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “Look now, the place where we live near 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.

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.

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

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Elisha Recovers A Lost Axe Head

1 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. 2 Let us go, we pray thee, as far as the Jordan, and fetch from thence every man a single beam, and let us make us a place wherein we may sit. And he said - Go ye.


Cross References

2 Kings 2:3

And the sons of the prophets who were in Bethel came forth unto Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that, to-day, Yahweh is taking away thy lord, from thy head? And he said - I also, know, be silent.

2 Kings 4:38

Now, Elisha, returned to Gilgal, and there was, a famine, in the land, and, the sons of the prophets, being seated before him, he said to his young man - Put on the large pot, and boil a mess of food, for the sons of the prophets.

Joshua 17:14

Then spake the sons of Joseph unto Joshua, saying, - Why hast thou given me, as an inheritance, but one lot and one portion, seeing that, I, am a numerous people, because hitherto hath Yahweh blessed me.

Joshua 19:47

And, when the boundary of the sons of Dan went out beyond these, then went up the sons of Dan and fought against Leshem, and captured it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and took possession thereof, and dwelt therein, and they called Leshem - Dan, after the name of Dan their father,

1 Samuel 19:20

So Saul sent messengers to take David, but, when they saw the assembly of prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as head over them, then came the Spirit of God upon the messengers of Saul, and, they also, were, moved to prophesy.

1 Kings 20:35

And, a certain man of the sons of the prophets, said unto his neighbour, by the word of Yahweh - Smite me, I pray thee. But the man refused to smite him.

2 Kings 4:1

Now, a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets, made outcry unto Elisha, saying - Thy servant, my husband, is dead, and, thou, knowest that, thy servant, was one who revered Yahweh, - now, the creditor, hath come to take my two boys to himself as bondmen.

Job 36:16

Yea he might even have allured thee - out of the mouth of straitness, into a wide space - no narrowness there, - and, the food set down on thy table, should have been full of fatness.

Isaiah 49:19-20

Surely, as for thy wastes, and thy desolations, and thy land of ruins, Surely, now, shalt thou be too strait for thine inhabitants, And, far off, shall be they who have been swallowing thee up.

Isaiah 54:2-3

Enlarge the space of thy tent And the curtains of thy habitations, let them spread forth do not spare, - Lengthen thy cords, And thy tent-pins, make thou fast;

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