2 Kings 13:20
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New International Version
Elisha died and was buried. Now Moabite raiders used to enter the country every spring.

New Living Translation
Then Elisha died and was buried. Groups of Moabite raiders used to invade the land each spring.

English Standard Version
So Elisha died, and they buried him. Now bands of Moabites used to invade the land in the spring of the year.

Berean Study Bible
And Elisha died and was buried. Now the Moabite raiders used to come into the land every spring.

New American Standard Bible
Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the bands of the Moabites would invade the land in the spring of the year.

King James Bible
And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Elisha died and was buried. Now Moabite raiders used to come into the land in the spring of the year.

Contemporary English Version
Elisha died and was buried. Every year in the spring, Moab's leaders sent raiding parties into Israel.

Good News Translation
Elisha died and was buried. Every year bands of Moabites used to invade the land of Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Elisha died and was buried. Now Moabite raiders used to come into the land in the spring of the year.

International Standard Version
Later, Elisha died and was buried. Now at that time, various Moabite marauders had been invading the land each spring.

NET Bible
Elisha died and was buried. Moabite raiding parties invaded the land at the beginning of the year.

New Heart English Bible
Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Elisha died and was buried. Moabite raiding parties used to invade the country in the spring.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the bands of the Moabites used to invade the land at the coming in of the year.

New American Standard 1977
And Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the bands of the Moabites would invade the land in the spring of the year.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

King James 2000 Bible
And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land in the spring of the year.

American King James Version
And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

American Standard Version
And Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Eliseus died, and they buried him. And the rovers from Moab came into the land the same year.

Darby Bible Translation
And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

English Revised Version
And Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the hands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

World English Bible
Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

Young's Literal Translation
And Elisha dieth, and they bury him, and troops of Moab come in to the land, at the coming in of the year,
Study Bible
Elisha's Final Prophecy
19But the man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times. Then you would have struck down Aram until you had put an end to it. But now you will strike down Aram only three times.” 20And Elisha died and was buried. Now the Moabite raiders used to come into the land every spring. 21Once, as the Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders, so they threw the man's body into Elisha’s tomb. And when he touched the bones of Elisha, the man was revived and stood up on his feet.…
Cross References
2 Kings 3:7
And he sent a message to King Jehoshaphat of Judah: “The king of Moab has rebelled against me. Will you go with me to fight against Moab?” “I will go,” replied Jehoshaphat. “I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses.”

2 Kings 5:2
At this time the Arameans had gone out in bands and had taken a young girl from the land of Israel, and she was serving Naaman’s wife.

2 Kings 24:2
And the LORD sent Chaldean, Aramean, Moabite, and Ammonite raiders against Jehoiakim in order to destroy Judah, according to the word the LORD had spoken through His servants the prophets.

Treasury of Scripture

And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

A.M.

2 Chronicles 24:16 And they buried him in the city of David among the kings, because …

Acts 8:2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation …

the bands

2 Kings 5:2 And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive …

2 Kings 6:23 And he prepared great provision for them: and when they had eaten …

2 Kings 24:2 And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of …

the Moabites

2 Kings 3:5,24-27 But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled …

Judges 3:12 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD: …

Judges 6:3-6 And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, …







(20) And the bands of the Moabites invaded.--Rather, And troops of Moabites used to invade. They took advantage of the weakened condition of Israel to revenge the devastation of their country described in 2Kings 3:25.

At the coming in of the year.--So the Targum and the LXX. The Syriac, Vulg., and Arabic understand," in that (or, 'the same') year." The preposition b? has probably fallen out of the Hebrew text: read, b?bo sh?n?h, "when the year came in"--i.e., in the spring. (Comp. 2Samuel 11:1.)

Verse 20. - And Elisha died, and they buried him. There had been no burial of Elijah, who" went up by a whirlwind into heaven" (2 Kings 2:11). All the more anxious, therefore, would the Israelites be to bury their second great prophet with due honor. They prepared him, no doubt, one of those excavated sepulchers which were usual at the time and in the country - a squared or vaulted chamber cut in the native rock. St. Jerome says that the place of his sepulture was near Samaria ('Epitaph. Paulae'), and this is sufficiently probable; but in the Middle Ages his grave was shown at Ruma, in Galilee (Ewald, 'Hist. of Israel,' vol. 4. p. 122, note 3). According to Josephus ('Ant. Jud.,' 9:8. § 6), his funeral was magnificent. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year. It seems to be implied that this was a usual occurrence. Just as the Syrians in the days of Naaman made marauding raids into the land from time to time (2 Kings 5:2), so now the Moabites each spring made an incursion. The weakness of Israel is strongly marked by this fact, and still more by the penetration of the Moabites so deep into their country. Amos 2:1 perhaps glances at these incursions of Moab. And Elisha died, and they buried him,.... In Samaria. Epiphanius says (n), in Sebastopolis of Samaria, Samaria itself was called Sebaste in later times; though the Jews say (o) he was buried in Mount Carmel, in the cave of Elijah; according to the Jewish chronology (p), he died in the tenth year of Joash, and he prophesied more than sixty years; sixty six, as Abarbinel, since he began to prophesy in the nineteenth year of Jehoshaphat; and, according to Clemens (q) of Alexandria, when he was forty years of age; but it seems rather, as Kimchi observes, that he died in the beginning of the reign of Joash, and even before his father's death, when he was a partner with him in the throne, and before any salvation or deliverance from the Syrians was wrought:

and the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year; at the spring of the year, when there was fruit on the earth, those troops of robbers came to plunder and spoil; several of the Jewish writers observe, that in the word for "coming", is instead of and so may be rendered "in that year", in that selfsame year that Elisha died; and so read the Syriac, Arabic, and the Vulgate Latin versions.

(n) De Vitis Prophet. c. 6. (o) Cippi Heb. p. 46. (p) Seder Olam Rabba, c. 19. (q) Stromat. l. 1. p. 326. 20, 21. Elisha died—He had enjoyed a happier life than Elijah, as he possessed a milder character, and bore a less hard commission. His rough garment was honored even at the court.

coming in of the year—that is, the spring, the usual season of beginning campaigns in ancient times. Predatory bands from Moab generally made incursions at that time on the lands of Israel. The bearers of a corpse, alarmed by the appearance of one of these bands, hastily deposited, as they passed that way, their load in Elisha's sepulchre, which might be easily done by removing the stone at the mouth of the cave. According to the Jewish and Eastern custom, his body, as well as that of the man who was miraculously restored, was not laid in a coffin, but only swathed; so that the bodies could be brought into contact, and the object of the miracle was to stimulate the king's and people of Israel's faith in the still unaccomplished predictions of Elisha respecting the war with the Syrians. Accordingly the historian forthwith records the historical fulfilment of the prediction (2Ki 13:22-25), in the defeat of the enemy, in the recovery of the cities that had been taken, and their restoration to the kingdom of Israel. 13:20-25 God has many ways to chastise a provoking people. Trouble comes sometimes from that point whence we least feared it. The mention of this invasion on the death of Elisha, shows that the removal of God's faithful prophets is a presage of coming judgments. His dead body was a means of giving life to another dead body. This miracle was a confirmation of his prophecies. And it may have reference to Christ, by whose death and burial, the grave is made a safe and happy passage to life to all believers. Jehoash was successful against the Syrians, just as often as he had struck the ground with the arrows, then a stop was put to his victories. Many have repented, when too late, of distrusts and the straitness of their desires.



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