Parallel Verses

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?'

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?"

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 is sitting in his house, and the elders are sitting with him, and the king sendeth a man from before him; before the messenger doth come unto him, even he himself said unto the elders, 'Have ye seen that this son of the murderer hath sent to turn aside my head? see, at the coming in of the messenger, shut the door, and ye have held him fast at the door, is not the sound of the feet of his lord behind him?' 33 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?'


Cross References

Job 2:9

And his wife saith to him, 'Still thou art keeping hold on thine integrity: bless God and die.'

Isaiah 8:21

-- And it hath passed over into it, hardened and hungry, And it hath come to pass, That it is hungry, and hath been wroth, And made light of its king, and of its God, And hath looked upwards.

Genesis 4:13

And Cain saith unto Jehovah, 'Greater is my punishment than to be borne;

Exodus 16:6-8

And Moses saith -- Aaron also -- unto all the sons of Israel, 'Evening -- and ye have known that Jehovah hath brought you out from the land of Egypt;

1 Samuel 28:6-8

and Saul asketh at Jehovah, and Jehovah hath not answered him, either by dreams, or by Urim, or by prophets.

1 Samuel 31:4

and Saul saith to the bearer of his weapons, 'Draw thy sword, and pierce me with it, lest they come -- these uncircumcised -- and have pierced me, and rolled themselves on me;' and the bearer of his weapons hath not been willing, for he is greatly afraid, and Saul taketh the sword, and falleth upon it.

Job 1:11

The work of his hands Thou hast blessed, and his substance hath spread in the land, and yet, put forth, I pray Thee, Thy hand, and strike against anything that he hath -- if not: to Thy face he doth bless Thee!'

Job 1:21

and he saith, 'Naked came I forth from the womb of my mother, and naked I turn back thither: Jehovah hath given and Jehovah hath taken: let the name of Jehovah be blessed.'

Job 2:5

Yet, put forth, I pray Thee, Thy hand, and strike unto his bone and unto his flesh -- if not: unto Thy face he doth bless Thee!'

Psalm 27:14

Look unto Jehovah -- be strong, And He doth strengthen thy heart, Yea, look unto Jehovah!

Psalm 37:7

Be silent for Jehovah, and stay thyself for Him, Do not fret because of him Who is making prosperous his way, Because of a man doing wicked devices.

Psalm 37:9

For evil doers are cut off, As to those waiting on Jehovah, they possess the land.

Psalm 62:5

Only -- for God, be silent, O my soul, For from Him is my hope.

Proverbs 19:3

The folly of man perverteth his way, And against Jehovah is his heart wroth.

Isaiah 8:17

And I have waited for Jehovah, Who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob, And I have looked for Him.

Isaiah 26:3

An imagination supported Thou fortifiest peace -- peace! For in Thee it is confident.

Isaiah 50:10

Who is among you, fearing Jehovah, Hearkening to the voice of His servant, That hath walked in dark places, And there is no brightness for him? Let him trust in the name of Jehovah, And lean upon his God.

Jeremiah 2:25

Withhold thy foot from being unshod, And thy throat from thirst, And thou sayest, 'It is incurable, No, for I have loved strangers, and after them I go.'

Lamentations 3:25-26

Good is Jehovah to those waiting for Him, To the soul that seeketh Him.

Ezekiel 33:10

And thou, son of man, say unto the house of Israel: Rightly ye have spoken, saying: Surely our transgressions and our sins are on us, And in them we are wasting away, How, then, do we live?

Habakkuk 2:3

For yet the vision is for a season, And it breatheth for the end, and doth not lie, If it tarry, wait for it, For surely it cometh, it is not late.

Matthew 27:4-5

I did sin, having delivered up innocent blood;' and they said, 'What -- to us? thou shalt see!'

Luke 18:1

And he spake also a simile to them, that it behoveth us always to pray, and not to faint,

2 Corinthians 2:7

so that, on the contrary, it is rather for you to forgive and to comfort, lest by over abundant sorrow such a one may be swallowed up;

2 Corinthians 2:11

that we may not be over-reached by the Adversary, for of his devices we are not ignorant.

Revelation 16:9-11

and men were scorched with great heat, and they did speak evil of the name of God, who hath authority over these plagues, and they did not reform -- to give to Him glory.

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