2 Kings 13:20
New International Version
Elisha died and was buried. Now Moabite raiders used to enter the country every spring.

New Living Translation
Then Elisha died and was buried. Groups of Moabite raiders used to invade the land each spring.

English Standard Version
So Elisha died, and they buried him. Now bands of Moabites used to invade the land in the spring of the year.

Berean Study Bible
And Elisha died and was buried. Now the Moabite raiders used to come into the land every spring.

King James Bible
And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

New King James Version
Then Elisha died, and they buried him. And the raiding bands from Moab invaded the land in the spring of the year.

New American Standard Bible
And Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the marauding bands of the Moabites would invade the land in the spring of the year.

NASB 1995
Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the bands of the Moabites would invade the land in the spring of the year.

NASB 1977
And Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the bands of the Moabites would invade the land in the spring of the year.

Amplified Bible
Elisha died, and they buried him. Now marauding bands of Moabites would invade the land in the spring of the year.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Elisha died and was buried. Now Moabite raiders used to come into the land in the spring of the year.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Elisha died and was buried. Now Moabite raiders used to come into the land in the spring of the year.

American Standard Version
And Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Elisha died and they buried him, and robbers of Moab came against the land that year.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Elisaie died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites came into the land, at the beginning of the year.

Contemporary English Version
Elisha died and was buried. Every year in the spring, Moab's leaders sent raiding parties into Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Eliseus died, and they buried him. And the rovers from Moab came into the land the same year.

English Revised Version
And Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the hands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

Good News Translation
Elisha died and was buried. Every year bands of Moabites used to invade the land of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Elisha died and was buried. Moabite raiding parties used to invade the country in the spring.

International Standard Version
Later, Elisha died and was buried. Now at that time, various Moabite marauders had been invading the land each spring.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the bands of the Moabites used to invade the land at the coming in of the year.

Literal Standard Version
And Elisha dies, and they bury him, and troops of Moab come into the land at the coming in of the year,

NET Bible
Elisha died and was buried. Moabite raiding parties invaded the land at the beginning of the year.

New Heart English Bible
Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

World English Bible
Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

Young's Literal Translation
And Elisha dieth, and they bury him, and troops of Moab come in to the land, at the coming in of the year,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elisha's Final Prophecy
19But the man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times. Then you would have struck down Aram until you had put an end to it. But now you will strike down Aram only three times.” 20And Elisha died and was buried. Now the Moabite raiders used to come into the land every spring. 21Once, as the Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders, so they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s tomb. And as soon as his body touched the bones of Elisha, the man was revived and stood up on his feet.…

Cross References
2 Kings 3:7
And he sent a message to Jehoshaphat king of Judah: "The king of Moab has rebelled against me. Will you go with me to fight against Moab?" "I will go," replied Jehoshaphat. "I am like you, my people are your people, and my horses are your horses."

2 Kings 5:2
At this time the Arameans had gone out in bands and had taken a young girl from the land of Israel, and she was serving Naaman's wife.

2 Kings 24:2
And the LORD sent Chaldean, Aramean, Moabite, and Ammonite raiders against Jehoiakim in order to destroy Judah, according to the word that the LORD had spoken through His servants the prophets.


Treasury of Scripture

And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

A.

2 Chronicles 24:16
And they buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done good in Israel, both toward God, and toward his house.

Acts 8:2
And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.

the bands

2 Kings 5:2
And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife.

2 Kings 6:23
And he prepared great provision for them: and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. So the bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel.

2 Kings 24:2
And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servants the prophets.

the Moabites

2 Kings 3:5,24-27
But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel…

Judges 3:12
And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done evil in the sight of the LORD.

Judges 6:3-6
And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them; …









(20) And the bands of the Moabites invaded.--Rather, And troops of Moabites used to invade. They took advantage of the weakened condition of Israel to revenge the devastation of their country described in 2Kings 3:25.

At the coming in of the year.--So the Targum and the LXX. The Syriac, Vulg., and Arabic understand," in that (or, 'the same') year." The preposition b? has probably fallen out of the Hebrew text: read, b?bo sh?n?h, "when the year came in"--i.e., in the spring. (Comp. 2Samuel 11:1.)

Verse 20. - And Elisha died, and they buried him. There had been no burial of Elijah, who" went up by a whirlwind into heaven" (2 Kings 2:11). All the more anxious, therefore, would the Israelites be to bury their second great prophet with due honor. They prepared him, no doubt, one of those excavated sepulchers which were usual at the time and in the country - a squared or vaulted chamber cut in the native rock. St. Jerome says that the place of his sepulture was near Samaria ('Epitaph. Paulae'), and this is sufficiently probable; but in the Middle Ages his grave was shown at Ruma, in Galilee (Ewald, 'Hist. of Israel,' vol. 4. p. 122, note 3). According to Josephus ('Ant. Jud.,' 9:8. § 6), his funeral was magnificent. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year. It seems to be implied that this was a usual occurrence. Just as the Syrians in the days of Naaman made marauding raids into the land from time to time (2 Kings 5:2), so now the Moabites each spring made an incursion. The weakness of Israel is strongly marked by this fact, and still more by the penetration of the Moabites so deep into their country. Amos 2:1 perhaps glances at these incursions of Moab.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

died
וַיָּ֥מָת (way·yā·māṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

and was buried.
וַֽיִּקְבְּרֻ֑הוּ (way·yiq·bə·ru·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6912: To inter

Now the Moabite
מוֹאָ֛ב (mō·w·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4124: Moab -- a son of Lot,also his descendants and the territory where they settled

raiders
וּגְדוּדֵ֥י (ū·ḡə·ḏū·ḏê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1416: A band, troop

used to come
יָבֹ֥אוּ (yā·ḇō·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

into the land
בָאָ֖רֶץ (ḇā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

every spring.
בָּ֥א (bā)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go


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