Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

And Hazael said, How is it possible that your servant, who is only a dog, will do this great thing? And Elisha said, The Lord has made it clear to me that you will be king over Aram.

New American Standard Bible

Then Hazael said, "But what is your servant, who is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?" And Elisha answered, "The LORD has shown me that you will be king over Aram."

King James Version

And Hazael said, But what, is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The LORD hath shewed me that thou shalt be king over Syria.

Holman Bible

Hazael said, “How could your servant, a mere dog, do this monstrous thing?”Elisha answered, “The Lord has shown me that you will be king over Aram.”

International Standard Version

But Hazael responded, "What? Who am I, your servant, that I should do such a horrible thing?" But Elisha answered, "The LORD has shown me that you will be king over Aram."

A Conservative Version

And Hazael said, But what is thy servant, who is but a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, LORD has shown me that thou shall be king over Syria.

American Standard Version

And Hazael said, But what is thy servant, who is but a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, Jehovah hath showed me that thou shalt be king over Syria.

Amplified

And Hazael said, What is your servant, only a dog, that he should do this monstrous thing? And Elisha answered, The Lord has shown me that you will be king over Syria.

Darby Translation

And Hazael said, But what, is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha said, Jehovah has shewn me that thou wilt be king over Syria.

Julia Smith Translation

And Hamel will say, For what! thy servant, the dog, that he will do this great word? and Elisha will say, Jehovah caused me to see thee king over Aram.

King James 2000

And Hazael said, But what, is your servant a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The LORD has shown me that you shall be king over Syria.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then Hazael said, "But how could your servant, who [is] like a dog, do this great thing?" Elisha said, "Yahweh has shown me [that] you [are to be] king over Aram."

Modern King James verseion

And Hazael said, What! Is your servant a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, Jehovah has shown me that you shall be king over Syria.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Hazael said, "What is thy servant, which am but a dog, that I should do this great thing?" And Elisha said, "For the LORD hath showed me, that thou shalt be king of Syria."

NET Bible

Hazael said, "How could your servant, who is as insignificant as a dog, accomplish this great military victory?" Elisha answered, "The Lord has revealed to me that you will be the king of Syria."

New Heart English Bible

Hazael said, "But what is your servant, who is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?" Elisha answered, "The LORD has shown me that you will be king over Syria."

The Emphasized Bible

And Hazael said, But what is thy servant - the dog - that he should do this great thing? And Elisha said, Yahweh hath shown thee unto me, as king over Syria.

Webster

And Hazael said, But what, is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The LORD hath shown me that thou wilt be king over Syria.

World English Bible

Hazael said, "But what is your servant, who is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?" Elisha answered, "Yahweh has shown me that you will be king over Syria."

Youngs Literal Translation

And Hazael saith, 'But what, is thy servant the dog, that he doth this great thing?' And Elisha saith, 'Jehovah hath shewed me thee -- king of Aram.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חזהאל חזאל 
Chaza'el 
Usage: 23

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

a dog
כּלב 
Keleb 
dog
Usage: 32

גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

אלישׁע 
'Eliysha` 
Usage: 58

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

me that thou shalt be king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

References

Hastings

Dog

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Aram's King Hazael

12 And Hazael said, Why is my lord weeping? Then he said in answer, Because I see the evil which you will do to the children of Israel: burning down their strong towns, putting their young men to death with the sword, smashing their little ones against the stones, and cutting open the women who are with child. 13 And Hazael said, How is it possible that your servant, who is only a dog, will do this great thing? And Elisha said, The Lord has made it clear to me that you will be king over Aram. 14 Then he went away from Elisha and came in to his master, who said to him, What did Elisha say to you? And his answer was, He said that you would certainly get well.



Cross References

1 Samuel 17:43

And the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that you come out to me with sticks? And the Philistine put curses on David by all his gods.

1 Kings 19:15

And the Lord said to him, Go back on your way through the waste land to Damascus; and when you come there, put the holy oil on Hazael to make him king over Aram;

2 Samuel 9:8

And he went down on his face before the king, and said, What is your servant, for you to take note of a dead dog such as I am?

2 Kings 8:10

And Elisha said to him, Go, say to him, You will certainly get better; but the Lord has made it clear to me that only death is before him.

Psalm 22:16

Dogs have come round me: I am shut in by the band of evil-doers; they made wounds in my hands and feet.

Psalm 22:20

Make my soul safe from the sword, my life from the power of the dog.

Isaiah 56:10-11

His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all dogs without tongues, unable to make a sound; stretched out dreaming, loving sleep.

Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is a twisted thing, not to be searched out by man: who is able to have knowledge of it?

Micah 2:1

A curse on the designers of evil, working on their beds! in the morning light they do it, because it is in their power.

Matthew 7:6

Do not give that which is holy to the dogs, or put your jewels before pigs, for fear that they will be crushed under foot by the pigs whose attack will then be made against you.

Matthew 26:33-35

But Peter made answer and said to him, Though all may be turned away from you, I will never be turned away.

Philippians 3:2

Be on the watch against dogs, against the workers of evil, against those of the circumcision:

Revelation 22:15

Outside are the dogs, and those who make use of evil powers, those who make themselves unclean, and the takers of life, and those who give worship to images, and everyone whose delight is in what is false.

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