|New International Version (© 2011)|
Fifty men from the company of the prophets went and stood at a distance, facing the place where Elijah and Elisha had stopped at the Jordan.
King James Bible
And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.
American Standard Version
And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood over against them afar off: and they two stood by the Jordan.
Young's Literal Translation
-- and fifty men of the sons of the prophets have gone on, and stand over-against afar off -- and both of them have stood by the Jordan.
2 Kings 2:7 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Fifty men of the sons of the prophets - They fully expected this extraordinary event, and they could have known it only from Elijah himself, or by a direct revelation from God.
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2 Kings 2:17 And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days...
1 Kings 18:4,13 For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave...
to view afar off [heb] in sight, or over against
2 Kings 2:7 Parallel CommentariesAfar Company Distance Edge Elijah Elisha Facing Fifty Jordan Opposite Places Prophets Stand Standing Stood Stopped View WayAfar Company Distance Edge Elijah Elisha Facing Fifty Jordan Opposite Places Prophets Stand Standing Stood Stopped View WayTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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2 Kings 2:15 The company of the prophets from Jericho, who were watching, said, "The spirit of Elijah is resting on Elisha." And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him.
2 Kings 2:16 "Look," they said, "we your servants have fifty able men. Let them go and look for your master. Perhaps the Spirit of the LORD has picked him up and set him down on some mountain or in some valley." "No," Elisha replied, "do not send them."