2 Kings 6:16
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New International Version
"Don't be afraid," the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them."

New Living Translation
"Don't be afraid!" Elisha told him. "For there are more on our side than on theirs!"

English Standard Version
He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

New American Standard Bible
So he answered, "Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them."

King James Bible
And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Elisha said, "Don't be afraid, for those who are with us outnumber those who are with them."

International Standard Version
Elisha replied, "Stop being afraid, because there are more with us than with them!"

NET Bible
He replied, "Don't be afraid, for our side outnumbers them."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Elisha answered, "Don't be afraid. We have more forces on our side than they have on theirs."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he answered, Fear not; for those that are with us are more than those that are with them.

King James 2000 Bible
And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

American King James Version
And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

American Standard Version
And he answered, Fear not; for they that are with us are more than they that are with them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he answered: Fear not: for there are more with us than with them.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Fear not, for they that are with us are more than they that are with them.

English Revised Version
And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he answered, Fear not: for they that are with us are more than they that are with them.

World English Bible
He answered, "Don't be afraid; for those who are with us are more than those who are with them."

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'Fear not, for more are they who are with us than they who are with them.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:13-23 What Elisha said to his servant is spoken to all the faithful servants of God, when without are fightings, and within are fears. Fear not, with that fear which has torment and amazement; for they that are with us, to protect us, are more than they that are against us, to destroy us. The eyes of his body were open, and with them he saw the danger. Lord, open the eyes of our faith, that with them we may see thy protecting hand. The clearer sight we have of the sovereignty and power of Heaven, the less we shall fear the troubles of earth. Satan, the god of this world, blinds men's eyes, and so deludes them unto their own ruin; but when God enlightens their eyes, they see themselves in the midst of their enemies, captives to Satan, and in danger of hell, though, before, they thought their condition good. When Elisha had the Syrians at his mercy, he made it appear that he was influenced by Divine goodness as well as Divine power. Let us not be overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. The Syrians saw it was to no purpose to try to assault so great and so good a man.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 16. - And he - i.e. Elisha - answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. Elisha did not need to see the forces arrayed on his side. He knew that God and God's strength was "with him," and cared not who, or how many, might be against him (cutup. Psalm 3:6, "I will not be afraid for ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about;" and Psalm 27:3, "Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident"). His confidence reminds us of that shown by Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 32:7) on the invasion of Sennacherib.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he answered, fear not, for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. Meaning the legions of angels that encamped around them.



2 Kings 6:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
Elisha Captures Blinded Syrians
15Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was circling the city. And his servant said to him, "Alas, my master! What shall we do?" 16So he answered, "Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them." 17Then Elisha prayed and said, "O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see." And the LORD opened the servant's eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.…
Cross References
Romans 8:31
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Genesis 32:1
Jacob also went on his way, and the angels of God met him.

Exodus 14:13
Moses answered the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.

2 Kings 6:15
When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. "Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?" the servant asked.

2 Chronicles 32:7
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him.

2 Chronicles 32:8
With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles." And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said.
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And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

Fear not

Exodus 14:13 And Moses said to the people, Fear you not, stand still, and see …

Psalm 3:6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves …

Psalm 11:1 In the LORD put I my trust: how say you to my soul, Flee as a bird …

Psalm 27:3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: …

Psalm 118:11,12 They compassed me about; yes, they compassed me about: but in the …

Isaiah 8:12,13 Say you not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall …

Isaiah 41:10-14 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: …

Matthew 16:6 Then Jesus said to them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the …

Acts 18:9,10 Then spoke the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, …

Philippians 1:28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an …

they that be

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth…

2 Chronicles 32:7,8 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king …

Psalm 46:7,11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah…

Psalm 55:18 He has delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against …

Isaiah 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nothing; speak the word, …

Matthew 26:53 Think you that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently …

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because …

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