|New International Version (© 2011)|
The people of the city said to Elisha, "Look, our lord, this town is well situated, as you can see, but the water is bad and the land is unproductive."
King James Bible
And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren.
American Standard Version
And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, we pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is bad, and the land miscarrieth.
Young's Literal Translation
And the men of the city say unto Elisha, 'Lo, we pray thee, the site of the city is good, as my lord seeth, and the waters are bad, and the earth sterile.'
2 Kings 2:19 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The water is naught, and the ground barren - The barrenness of the ground was the effect of the badness of the water.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
my Lord seeth
Numbers 12:11 And Aaron said to Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech you, lay not the sin on us, wherein we have done foolishly...
1 Kings 18:7,13 And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, Elijah met him: and he knew him, and fell on his face, and said, Are you that my lord Elijah...
1 Timothy 5:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine.
Exodus 7:19 And the LORD spoke to Moses, Say to Aaron, Take your rod, and stretch out your hand on the waters of Egypt, on their streams...
Exodus 15:23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter...
Joshua 6:17,26 And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live...
1 Kings 16:34 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn...
barren [heb] causing to miscarry
Exodus 23:26 There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in your land: the number of your days I will fulfill.
Deuteronomy 28:2-4,11,15-18 And all these blessings shall come on you, and overtake you, if you shall listen to the voice of the LORD your God...
Hosea 9:14 Give them, O LORD: what will you give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.
2 Kings 2:19 Parallel CommentariesBad Barren Birth Cattle Causing City Dead Elisha Eli'sha Good Ground Naught Pleasant Position Situated Situation Unfruitful Water YoungBad Barren Birth Cattle Causing City Dead Elisha Eli'sha Good Ground Naught Pleasant Position Situated Situation Unfruitful Water YoungTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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2 Kings 2:18 When they returned to Elisha, who was staying in Jericho, he said to them, "Didn't I tell you not to go?"
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