Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

And four men have been leprous, at the opening of the gate, and they say one unto another, 'What -- we are sitting here till we have died;

New American Standard Bible

Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate; and they said to one another, “Why do we sit here until we die?

King James Version

And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?

Holman Bible

Four men with a skin disease were at the entrance to the gate. They said to each other, “Why just sit here until we die?

International Standard Version

Now there happened to be four lepers who were at that very moment at the entrance to the city gate. As they were talking with one another, they said, "Why are we sitting here waiting to die?

A Conservative Version

Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate, and they said one to another, Why do we sit here until we die?

American Standard Version

Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?

Amplified

Now four men who were lepers were at the entrance of the [city’s] gate; and they said to one another, “Why should we sit here until we die?

Bible in Basic English

Now there were four lepers seated at the doorway into the town: and they said to one another, Why are we waiting here for death?

Darby Translation

And there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate, and they said one to another, Why do we abide here until we die?

Julia Smith Translation

And there were four men being leprous at the entrance of the gate, and they will say a man to his neighbor, What, shall we sit here till our death?

King James 2000

And there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now four men who had a skin disease were [at] the entrance of the gate, and they said {to each other}, "Why [are] we sitting here until we die?

Modern King James verseion

And four men, lepers, were at the gate entrance. And they said to one another, Why do we sit here until we die?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And there were four lepers set without the gate of Samaria. And they said each to his companion, "What sit we here until we die?

NET Bible

Now four men with a skin disease were sitting at the entrance of the city gate. They said to one another, "Why are we just sitting here waiting to die?

New Heart English Bible

Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate. They said one to another, "Why do we sit here until we die?

The Emphasized Bible

Now there were, four men, lepers, at the entrance of the gate, - and they said one to another - Why are, we, sitting here until we are dead?

Webster

And there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?

World English Bible

Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate. They said one to another, "Why do we sit here until we die?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ארבּעה ארבּע 
'arba` 
Usage: 318

צרע 
Tsara` 
Usage: 20

men
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

at the entering in
פּתח 
Pethach 
Usage: 164

of the gate
שׁער 
Sha`ar 
Usage: 374

one
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

to another
ריע רע 
Rea` 
Usage: 187

ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

References

Fausets

Hastings

Smith

Context Readings

Four Lepers Report The Departure Of The Arameans

2 And the captain whom the king hath, by whose hand he hath been supported, answereth the man of God and saith, 'Lo, Jehovah is making windows in the heavens -- shall this thing be?' and he saith, 'Lo, thou art seeing it with thine eyes, and thereof thou dost not eat.' 3 And four men have been leprous, at the opening of the gate, and they say one unto another, 'What -- we are sitting here till we have died; 4 if we have said, We go in to the city, then the famine is in the city, and we have died there; and if we have sat here, then we have died; and now, come and we fall unto the camp of Aram; if they keep us alive, we live, and if they put us to death -- we have died.'


Cross References

Numbers 5:2-4

'Command the sons of Israel, and they send out of the camp every leper, and every one with an issue, and every one defiled by a body;

Numbers 12:14

And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'And her father had but spat in her face -- is she not ashamed seven days? she is shut out seven days at the outside of the camp, and afterwards she is gathered.'

Leviticus 13:45-46

As to the leper in whom is the plague, his garments are rent, and his head is uncovered, and he covereth over the upper lip, and 'Unclean! unclean!' he calleth;

2 Kings 5:1

And Naaman, head of the host of the king of Aram, was a great man before his lord, and accepted of face, for by him had Jehovah given salvation to Aram, and the man was mighty in valour -- leprous.

2 Kings 7:4

if we have said, We go in to the city, then the famine is in the city, and we have died there; and if we have sat here, then we have died; and now, come and we fall unto the camp of Aram; if they keep us alive, we live, and if they put us to death -- we have died.'

2 Kings 8:4

And the king is speaking unto Gehazi, servant of the man of God, saying, 'Recount, I pray thee, to me, the whole of the great things that Elisha hath done.'

Jeremiah 8:14

Wherefore are we sitting still? Be gathered, and we go in to the fenced cities, And we are silent there, For Jehovah our God hath made us silent, Yea, He causeth us to drink water of gall, For we have sinned against Jehovah.

Jeremiah 27:13

Why do ye die, thou and thy people, by sword, by famine, and by pestilence, as Jehovah hath spoken concerning the nation that doth not serve the king of Babylon?

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