2 Kings 1:7
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New International Version
The king asked them, "What kind of man was it who came to meet you and told you this?"

New Living Translation
"What sort of man was he?" the king demanded. "What did he look like?"

English Standard Version
He said to them, “What kind of man was he who came to meet you and told you these things?”

New American Standard Bible
He said to them, "What kind of man was he who came up to meet you and spoke these words to you?"

King James Bible
And he said unto them, What manner of man was he which came up to meet you, and told you these words?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king asked them, "What sort of man came up to meet you and spoke those words to you?"

International Standard Version
He told them, "Describe the man who met you and told you these things."

NET Bible
The king asked them, "Describe the appearance of this man who came up to meet you and told you these things."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king asked them, "What was the man like who told you this?"

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he said unto them, What manner of man was he who came up to meet you and told you these words?

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto them, What manner of man was he who came up to meet you, and told you these words?

American King James Version
And he said to them, What manner of man was he which came up to meet you, and told you these words?

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, What manner of man was he that came up to meet you, and told you these words?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to them: What manner of man was he who met you, and spoke these words?

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, What manner of man was he that came up to meet you, and told you these words?

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, What manner of man was he which came up to meet you, and told you these words?

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to them, What manner of man was he who came up to meet you, and told you these words?

World English Bible
He said to them, "What kind of man was he who came up to meet you, and told you these words?"

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith unto them, 'What is the fashion of the man who hath come up to meet you, and speaketh unto you these words?'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:1-8 When Ahaziah rebelled against the Lord, Moab revolted from him. Sin weakens and impoverishes us. Man's revolt from God is often punished by the rebellion of those who owe subjection to him. Ahaziah fell through a lattice, or railing. Wherever we go, there is but a step between us and death. A man's house is his castle, but not to secure him against God's judgments. The whole creation, which groans under the burden of man's sin, will, at length, sink and break under the weight like this lattice. He is never safe that has God for his enemy. Those that will not inquire of the word of God for their comfort, shall hear it to their terror, whether they will or no.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - What manner of man was he? literally, what was the manner of the man? What was his appearance? Were there any marks about him by which he might be recognized and known? Ahaziah may have already suspected that the man who had denounced woe on him would be the same who had denounced woe on his father (see 1 Kings 21:20-22).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he said unto them, what manner of man was he,.... What appearance or figure did he make? what his habit or clothing?

which came up to meet you, and told you these words? they had related to him.



2 Kings 1:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Elijah Denounces Ahaziah
6They said to him, "A man came up to meet us and said to us, 'Go, return to the king who sent you and say to him, "Thus says the LORD, 'Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are sending to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore you shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die.'"'" 7He said to them, "What kind of man was he who came up to meet you and spoke these words to you?" 8They answered him, "He was a hairy man with a leather girdle bound about his loins." And he said, "It is Elijah the Tishbite."…
Cross References
2 Kings 1:6
"A man came to meet us," they replied. "And he said to us, 'Go back to the king who sent you and tell him, "This is what the LORD says: Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are sending messengers to consult Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore you will not leave the bed you are lying on. You will certainly die!"'"

2 Kings 1:8
They replied, "He had a garment of hair and had a leather belt around his waist." The king said, "That was Elijah the Tishbite."
Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, What manner of man was he which came up to meet you, and told you these words?

What manner of man was he? [heb] What was the manner of the man?

Judges 8:18 Then said he to Zebah and Zalmunna, What manner of men were they …

1 Samuel 28:14 And he said to her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man …

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