Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

When they came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord and said, “Strike this people with blindness, I pray.” So He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

King James Version

And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

Holman Bible

When the Arameans came against him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, “Please strike this nation with blindness.” So He struck them with blindness, according to Elisha’s word.

International Standard Version

When the army approached him, Elisha spoke to the LORD, asking him, "LORD, I'm asking you please to afflict this group of people with blindness!" So he afflicted them with blindness, just as Elisha had asked.

A Conservative Version

And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed to LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

American Standard Version

And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto Jehovah, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

Amplified

When the Arameans came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord and said, “Please strike this people (nation) with blindness.” And God struck them with blindness, in accordance with Elisha’s request.

Bible in Basic English

Now when the Aramaeans came down to Elisha, he made a prayer to the Lord saying, Lord, make this people blind. And he made them blind at Elisha's request.

Darby Translation

And they came down to him; and Elisha prayed to Jehovah and said, Smite this nation, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

Julia Smith Translation

And they will come down to him, and Elisha will pray to Jehovah, and say, Strike now, this nation with blindness. And he will strike them with blindness, according to the word of Elisha.

King James 2000

And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Strike these people, I pray you, with blindness. And he struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They came down to him, and Elisha prayed to Yahweh and said, "Please strike this people with blindness," so he struck them with blindness as {Elisha had spoken}.

Modern King James verseion

And they came down to it, and Elisha prayed to Jehovah and said, I pray You, strike this people with blindness. And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And when the soldiers came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD and said, "Smite this people with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the desire of Elisha."

NET Bible

As they approached him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, "Strike these people with blindness." The Lord struck them with blindness as Elisha requested.

New Heart English Bible

When they came down to him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, and said, "Please strike this people with blindness." He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

The Emphasized Bible

And, when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto Yahweh, and said - Smite, I beseech thee, this people, with sudden blindness. And he smote them with sudden blindness, according to the word of Elisha.

Webster

And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

World English Bible

When they came down to him, Elisha prayed to Yahweh, and said, "Please strike this people with blindness." He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

Youngs Literal Translation

And they come down unto it, and Elisha prayeth unto Jehovah, and saith, 'Smite, I pray Thee, this nation with blindness;' and He smiteth them with blindness, according to the word of Elisha.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
to him, Elisha
אלישׁע 
'Eliysha` 
Usage: 58

פּלל 
Palal 
Usage: 84

unto the Lord

Usage: 0

and said

Usage: 0

נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

I pray thee, with blindness
סנור 
Canver 
Usage: 3

And he smote
נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

סנור 
Canver 
Usage: 3

according to the word
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

References

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Context Readings

Arameans Plot To Take Elisha

17 And Elisha prayed and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw; and, behold, the mountain was full of horsemen and chariots of fire round about Elisha. 18 When they came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord and said, “Strike this people with blindness, I pray.” So He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha. 19 And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way, neither is this the city; follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. And he led them to Samaria.


Cross References

Genesis 19:11

And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

Acts 13:11

And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is against thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness, and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.

Deuteronomy 28:28

The LORD shall smite thee with madness and blindness and astonishment of heart.

Job 5:14

They meet with darkness in the daytime and grope in the noonday as in the night.

Zechariah 12:4

In that day, said the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment and his rider with madness; but I will open my eyes upon the house of Judah and will smite every horse of the peoples with blindness.

John 9:39

And Jesus said, For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see might see and that those who see might be blinded.

John 12:40

He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, that they should not see with their eyes nor understand with their heart and be converted, and I should heal them.

Romans 11:7

What then? Israel has not obtained that which he seeks after; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded

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