2 Kings 6:28
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New International Version
Then he asked her, "What's the matter?" She answered, "This woman said to me, 'Give up your son so we may eat him today, and tomorrow we'll eat my son.'

New Living Translation
But then the king asked, "What is the matter?" She replied, "This woman said to me: 'Come on, let's eat your son today, then we will eat my son tomorrow.'

English Standard Version
And the king asked her, “What is your trouble?” She answered, “This woman said to me, ‘Give your son, that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.’

New American Standard Bible
And the king said to her, "What is the matter with you?" And she answered, "This woman said to me, 'Give your son that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.'

King James Bible
And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the king asked her, "What's the matter?" She said, "This woman said to me, 'Give up your son, and we will eat him today. Then we will eat my son tomorrow.'

International Standard Version
Then the king asked her, "What's bothering you?" She said, "This woman told me, 'Give up your son, and we'll eat him today, and we'll eat your son tomorrow.'"

NET Bible
Then the king asked her, "What's your problem?" She answered, "This woman said to me, 'Hand over your son; we'll eat him today and then eat my son tomorrow.'

New Heart English Bible
The king said to her, "What ails you?" She answered, "This woman said to me, 'Give your son, that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the king asked her, "What's the matter?" She answered, "This woman told me, 'Give up your son. Let's eat him today. We'll eat my son tomorrow.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king said unto her: 'What aileth thee?' And she answered: 'This woman said unto me: Give thy son, that we may eat him to-day, and we will eat my son to-morrow.

New American Standard 1977
And the king said to her, “What is the matter with you?” And she answered, “This woman said to me, ‘Give your son that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the king said unto her, What ails thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.

King James 2000 Bible
And the king said unto her, What ails you? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give your son, that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.

American King James Version
And the king said to her, What ails you? And she answered, This woman said to me, Give your son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.

American Standard Version
And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to-day, and we will eat my son to-morrow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This woman said to me: Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king said to her, What aileth thee? And she said, This woman said to me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to-day, and we will eat my son to-morrow.

English Revised Version
And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king said to her, What aileth thee? and she answered, This woman said to me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to-day, and we will eat my son to-morrow.

World English Bible
The king said to her, "What ails you?" She answered, "This woman said to me, 'Give your son, that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.'

Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith to her, 'What -- to thee?' and she saith, 'This woman said unto me, Give thy son, and we eat him to-day, and my son we eat to-morrow;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:24-33 Learn to value plenty, and to be thankful for it; see how contemptible money is, when in time of famine it is so freely parted with for any thing that is eatable! The language of Jehoram to the woman may be the language of despair. See the word of God fulfilled; among the threatenings of God's judgments upon Israel for their sins, this was one, that they should eat the flesh of their own children, De 28:53-57. The truth and the awful justice of God were displayed in this horrible transaction. Alas! what miseries sin has brought upon the world! But the foolishness of man perverts his way, and then his heart frets against the Lord. The king swears the death of Elisha. Wicked men will blame any one as the cause of their troubles, rather than themselves, and will not leave their sins. If rending the clothes, without a broken and contrite heart, would avail, if wearing sackcloth, without being renewed in the spirit of their mind, would serve, they would not stand out against the Lord. May the whole word of God increase in us reverent fear and holy hope, that we may be stedfast and immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that our labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Study Bible
The Siege and Famine of Samaria
27He said, "If the LORD does not help you, from where shall I help you? From the threshing floor, or from the wine press?" 28And the king said to her, "What is the matter with you?" And she answered, "This woman said to me, 'Give your son that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.' 29"So we boiled my son and ate him; and I said to her on the next day, 'Give your son, that we may eat him'; but she has hidden her son."…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:53
"Then you shall eat the offspring of your own body, the flesh of your sons and of your daughters whom the LORD your God has given you, during the siege and the distress by which your enemy will oppress you.

Deuteronomy 28:57
and toward her afterbirth which issues from between her legs and toward her children whom she bears; for she will eat them secretly for lack of anything else, during the siege and the distress by which your enemy will oppress you in your towns.

Judges 18:23
They cried to the sons of Dan, who turned around and said to Micah, "What is the matter with you, that you have assembled together?"

2 Kings 6:27
He said, "If the LORD does not help you, from where shall I help you? From the threshing floor, or from the wine press?"
Treasury of Scripture

And the king said to her, What ails you? And she answered, This woman said to me, Give your son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.

What aileth thee

Genesis 21:17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to …

Judges 18:23 And they cried to the children of Dan. And they turned their faces, …

1 Samuel 1:8 Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weep you? and why …

2 Samuel 14:5 And the king said to her, What ails you? And she answered, I am indeed …

Psalm 114:5 What ailed you, O you sea, that you fled? you Jordan, that you were driven back?

Isaiah 22:1 The burden of the valley of vision. What ails you now, that you are …

Give thy son

Leviticus 26:29 And you shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters …

Deuteronomy 28:53-57 And you shall eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons …

Isaiah 9:20,21 And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall …

Isaiah 49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion …

Lamentations 4:10 The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they …

Ezekiel 5:10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the middle of you, and …

Matthew 24:18-21 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes…

Luke 23:29 For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed …

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