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So they selected two chariots with their horses, and the king sent them after the Aramean army. He commanded the drivers, "Go and find out what has happened."
King James Bible
They took therefore two chariot horses; and the king sent after the host of the Syrians, saying, Go and see.
American Standard Version
They took therefore two chariots with horses; and the king sent after the host of the Syrians, saying, Go and see.
Young's Literal Translation
And they take two chariot-horses, and the king sendeth after the camp of Aram, saying, 'Go, and see.'
2 Kings 7:14 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They took - two chariot horses - They had at first intended to send five; probably they found on examination that only two were effective. But if they sent two chariots, each would have two horses, and probably a single horse for crossing the country.
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2 Kings 7:13 One of his servants said, "Please, let some men take five of the horses which remain, which are left in the city. Behold, they will be in any case like all the multitude of Israel who are left in it; behold, they will be in any case like all the multitude of Israel who have already perished, so let us send and see."
2 Kings 7:15 They went after them to the Jordan, and behold, all the way was full of clothes and equipment which the Arameans had thrown away in their haste. Then the messengers returned and told the king.
2 Kings 7:14 Parallel CommentariesAram Aramaeans Aramean Arameans Army Camp Chariot Chariot-Horses Chariots Commanded Drivers Find Horses Host Mounted Selected SyriansAram Aramaeans Aramean Arameans Army Camp Chariot Chariot-Horses Chariots Commanded Drivers Find Horses Host Mounted Selected SyriansTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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2 Kings 7:13 One of his officers answered, "Have some men take five of the horses that are left in the city. Their plight will be like that of all the Israelites left here--yes, they will only be like all these Israelites who are doomed. So let us send them to find out what happened."
2 Kings 7:15 They followed them as far as the Jordan, and they found the whole road strewn with the clothing and equipment the Arameans had thrown away in their headlong flight. So the messengers returned and reported to the king.