2 Kings 13:15
New International Version
Elisha said, "Get a bow and some arrows," and he did so.

New Living Translation
Elisha told him, “Get a bow and some arrows.” And the king did as he was told.

English Standard Version
And Elisha said to him, “Take a bow and arrows.” So he took a bow and arrows.

Berean Study Bible
Elisha told him, “Take a bow and some arrows.” So he himself took a bow and some arrows.

New American Standard Bible
Elisha said to him, "Take a bow and arrows." So he took a bow and arrows.

New King James Version
And Elisha said to him, “Take a bow and some arrows.” So he took himself a bow and some arrows.

King James Bible
And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows.

Christian Standard Bible
Elisha responded, "Get a bow and arrows." So he got a bow and arrows.

Good News Translation
"Get a bow and some arrows," Elisha ordered him. Jehoash got them,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Elisha responded, "Take a bow and arrows." So he got a bow and arrows.

International Standard Version
Elisha told him, "Pick up a bow and some arrows." So he picked up a bow and some arrows.

NET Bible
Elisha told him, "Take a bow and some arrows," and he did so.

New Heart English Bible
Elisha said to him, "Take bow and arrows"; and he took to him bow and arrows.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Elisha told him, "Get a bow and some arrows." So he got a bow and some arrows.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Elisha said unto him: 'Take bow and arrows'; and he took unto him bow and arrows.

New American Standard 1977
And Elisha said to him, “Take a bow and arrows.” So he took a bow and arrows.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Elisha said unto him, Take the bow and the arrows. And he took unto him the bow and the arrows.

King James 2000 Bible
And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows.

American King James Version
And Elisha said to him, Take bow and arrows. And he took to him bow and arrows.

American Standard Version
And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows; and he took unto him bow and arrows.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Elisaie said to him, Take bow and arrows. And he took to himself a bow and arrows.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Eliseus said to him: Bring a bow and arrows. And when he had brought him a bow, and arrows,

Darby Bible Translation
And Elisha said to him, Take bow and arrows. And he took a bow and arrows.

English Revised Version
And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows: and he took unto him bow and arrows.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Elisha said to him, Take bow and arrows. And he took to him bow and arrows.

World English Bible
Elisha said to him, "Take bow and arrows;" and he took to him bow and arrows.

Young's Literal Translation
And Elisha saith to him, 'Take bow and arrows:' and he taketh unto him bow and arrows.
Study Bible
Elisha's Final Prophecy
14When Elisha had fallen sick with the illness from which he would die, Jehoash king of Israel came down to him and wept over him, saying, “My father, my father, the chariots and horsemen of Israel!” 15Elisha told him, “Take a bow and some arrows.” So he himself took a bow and some arrows. 16Then Elisha said to the king of Israel, “Put your hand on the bow.” So the king put his hand on the bow, and Elisha put his hands on the king’s hands.…
Cross References
2 Kings 13:14
When Elisha had fallen sick with the illness from which he would die, Jehoash king of Israel came down to him and wept over him, saying, "My father, my father, the chariots and horsemen of Israel!"

2 Kings 13:16
Then Elisha said to the king of Israel, "Put your hand on the bow." So the king put his hand on the bow, and Elisha put his hands on the king's hands.

Treasury of Scripture

And Elisha said to him, Take bow and arrows. And he took to him bow and arrows.







Lexicon
Elisha
אֱלִישָׁ֔ע (’ĕ·lî·šā‘)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 477: Elisha -- 'God is salvation', a well-known Israelite prophet

told
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

him,
לוֹ֙ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

“Take
קַ֖ח (qaḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

a bow
קֶ֣שֶׁת (qe·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7198: A bow, for, shooting, the iris

and some arrows.”
וְחִצִּ֑ים (wə·ḥiṣ·ṣîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2671: A piercer, an arrow, a wound, thunderbolt, the shaft of a, spear

So he himself took
וַיִּקַּ֥ח (way·yiq·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

a bow
קֶ֥שֶׁת (qe·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7198: A bow, for, shooting, the iris

and some arrows.
וְחִצִּֽים׃ (wə·ḥiṣ·ṣîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2671: A piercer, an arrow, a wound, thunderbolt, the shaft of a, spear
(15) Take bow and arrows.--From one of the royal attendants.

Verse 15. - And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. The prophet was moved, no doubt, by a sudden inspiration he was bidden to assure the weeping king of victory - speedy victory-over Syria. The defense of Israel would not fail because he - a mere weak instrument by whom God had been pleased to work - was taken from the earth. God would bless the king's own efforts. "Take bow and arrows," he exclaims under the prophetic afflatus. "Take them at once into thine hands, and do my bidding." Words would not have been enough; greater assurance and conviction was produced when prophecy took the shape of a symbolical action (comp. 1 Samuel 15:27; 1 Kings 11:30; Isaiah 20:3; Jeremiah 13:1-11; Jeremiah 18:3, 4, etc.). So the Spirit of the Lord moved the prophet to the performance of a symbolical act, or set of acts, which the historian now proceeds to describe. And he took unto him how and arrows. Joash would take these from the hands of his attendants, who might be carrying his own special weapons after him, as was the practice in Persia ('Ancient Monarchies,' vol. 4. p. 161), or who would at any rate have arms of their own, since they would wait upon him not merely as attendants, but as guards. 13:10-19 Jehoash, the king, came to Elisha, to receive his dying counsel and blessing. It may turn much to our spiritual advantage, to attend the sick-beds and death-beds of good men, that we may be encouraged in religion by the living comforts they have from it in a dying hour. Elisha assured the king of his success; yet he must look up to God for direction and strength; must reckon his own hands not enough, but go on, in dependence upon Divine aid. The trembling hands of the dying prophet, as they signified the power of God, gave this arrow more force than the hands of the king in his full strength. By contemning the sign, the king lost the thing signified, to the grief of the dying prophet. It is a trouble to good men, to see those to whom they wish well, forsake their own mercies, and to see them lose advantages against spiritual enemies.
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