Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

While he was still talking with them, behold, the messenger came down to him and he said, “Behold, this evil is from the Lord; why should I wait for the Lord any longer?”

King James Version

And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of the LORD; what should I wait for the LORD any longer?

Holman Bible

While Elisha was still speaking with them, the messenger came down to him. Then he said, “This disaster is from the Lord. Why should I wait for the Lord any longer?”

International Standard Version

While he was still talking with them, the messenger arrived to see him and delivered the king's message to Elisha, "Look! This evil has come from the LORD! Why should I wait for the LORD anymore?"

A Conservative Version

And while he was yet talking with them, behold, the messenger came down to him, and he said, Behold, this evil is of LORD. Why should I wait for LORD any longer?

American Standard Version

And while he was yet talking with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of Jehovah; why should I wait for Jehovah any longer?

Amplified

While Elisha was still talking with them, the messenger came down to him [followed by the king] and the king said, “This evil [situation] is from the Lord! Why should I wait for [help from] the Lord any longer?”

Bible in Basic English

While he was still talking to them, the king came down and said, This evil is from the Lord; why am I to go on waiting any longer for the Lord?

Darby Translation

And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down to him. And the king said, Behold, this evil is of Jehovah: why should I wait for Jehovah any longer?

Julia Smith Translation

While yet speaking with them, behold, the messenger will come down to him: and he will say, Behold, this evil from Jehovah; what more shall I wait for Jehovah?

King James 2000

And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of the LORD; why should I wait for the LORD any longer?

Lexham Expanded Bible

While he [was] still speaking with them, suddenly the messenger [was] coming down to him, and he said, "Look this trouble [is] from Yahweh. Why should I wait for Yahweh any longer?"

Modern King James verseion

While he still talked with them, behold, the messenger came down to him. And he said, Behold, this evil is from Jehovah. Why should I wait for Jehovah any longer?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger was come unto him. And he said, "Behold, this evil is of the LORD! What more shall we look for of the LORD?"

NET Bible

He was still talking to them when the messenger approached and said, "Look, the Lord is responsible for this disaster! Why should I continue to wait for the Lord to help?"

New Heart English Bible

While he was still talking with them, behold, the messenger came down to him. Then he said, "Behold, this disaster is from the LORD. Why should I wait for the LORD any longer?"

The Emphasized Bible

While yet he was speaking with them, lo! the messenger, coming down unto him, - and he said, - Lo! this, is a calamity from Yahweh, why should I wait for Yahweh, any longer?

Webster

And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down to him: and he said, Behold, this evil is from the LORD; what should I wait for the LORD any longer?

World English Bible

While he was still talking with them, behold, the messenger came down to him. Then he said, "Behold, this evil is from Yahweh. Why should I wait for Yahweh any longer?"

Youngs Literal Translation

He is yet speaking with them, and lo, the messenger is coming down unto him, and he saith, 'Lo, this is the evil from Jehovah: what -- do I wait for Jehovah any more?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

with them, behold, the messenger
מלאך 
Mal'ak 
Usage: 213

ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

unto him and he said

Usage: 0

is of the Lord

Usage: 0

יחל 
Yachal 
Usage: 41

for the Lord

Usage: 0

References

Easton

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Besieged Samaria Resorts To Cannibalism

32 And Elisha sat in his house, and the elders sat with him; and the king sent a man unto him. But before the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, See ye how this son of a murderer has sent to take away my head? Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door, and hold him fast at the door; is not the sound of his master's feet behind him? 33 While he was still talking with them, behold, the messenger came down to him and he said, “Behold, this evil is from the Lord; why should I wait for the Lord any longer?”


Cross References

Job 2:9

Then his wife said unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Blaspheme God and die.

Isaiah 8:21

Then they shall pass through this land, fatigued and hungry, and it shall come to pass that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves and curse their king and their God. And raising their face high,

Genesis 4:13

And Cain said unto the LORD, My iniquity is greater than I can bear.

Exodus 16:6-8

Then Moses and Aaron said unto all the sons of Israel, At evening ye shall know that the LORD has brought you out from the land of Egypt;

1 Samuel 28:6-8

And Saul enquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him by dreams nor by Urim nor by prophets.

1 Samuel 31:4

Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword and thrust me through with it lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not, for he was sore afraid. Therefore, Saul took his sword and fell upon it.

Job 1:11

But put forth thy hand now and touch all that he has, and thou shalt see if he will not blaspheme thee to thy face.

Job 1:21

and said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return there. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

Job 2:5

But put forth thy hand now and touch his bone and his flesh, and thou shalt see if he does not blaspheme thee to thy face.

Psalm 27:14

Wait for the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart; wait, I say, for the LORD.

Psalm 37:7

Daleth Be silent before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not be angry with him who prospers in his way, with the man who brings wicked devices to pass.

Psalm 37:9

For evildoers shall be cut off; but those that wait for the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

Psalm 62:5

My soul, rest thou only in God, for my hope is from him.

Proverbs 19:3

The foolishness of man perverts his way, and his heart is wroth against the LORD.

Isaiah 8:17

And I will wait for the LORD, who hid his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

Isaiah 26:3

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusts in thee.

Isaiah 50:10

Who is among you that fears the LORD? Hearken unto the voice of his slave. He who walked in darkness and had no light; let him trust in the name of the LORD and stay upon his God.

Jeremiah 2:25

Withhold thy foot from being unshod and thy throat from thirst; but thou didst say, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them I will go.

Lamentations 3:25-26

Teth The LORD is good unto those that wait in him, to the soul that seeks him.

Ezekiel 33:10

Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel: Ye speak thus, saying, Our transgressions and our sins are upon us, and we are consumed because of them. How should we then live?

Habakkuk 2:3

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak and not lie; though it tarry, wait for it because it will surely come; wait for it.

Matthew 27:4-5

saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? Thou shalt see to it.

Luke 18:1

And he spoke a parable unto them to this end, that it behooves us always to pray and not faint,

2 Corinthians 2:7

So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with too much grief.

2 Corinthians 2:11

lest Satan should deceive us, for we do not ignore his devices.

Revelation 16:9-11

And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, who has authority over these plagues; and they did not repent to give him glory.

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