2 Kings 4:20
New International Version
After the servant had lifted him up and carried him to his mother, the boy sat on her lap until noon, and then he died.

New Living Translation
So the servant took him home, and his mother held him on her lap. But around noontime he died.

English Standard Version
And when he had lifted him and brought him to his mother, the child sat on her lap till noon, and then he died.

Berean Study Bible
After the servant had picked him up and carried him to his mother, the boy sat on her lap until noon, and then he died.

King James Bible
And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.

New King James Version
When he had taken him and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.

New American Standard Bible
When he had carried him and brought him to his mother, he sat on her lap until noon, and then he died.

NASB 1995
When he had taken him and brought him to his mother, he sat on her lap until noon, and then died.

NASB 1977
When he had taken him and brought him to his mother, he sat on her lap until noon, and then died.

Amplified Bible
When he had carried and brought him to his mother, he sat on her lap until noon, and then he died.

Christian Standard Bible
So he picked him up and took him to his mother. The child sat on her lap until noon and then died.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So he picked him up and took him to his mother. The child sat on her lap until noon and then died.

American Standard Version
And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he picked up the boy. He brought him to his mother, and he sat on her lap until noon, and he died.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he carried him to his mother, and he lay upon her knees till noon, and died.

Contemporary English Version
The servant picked up the boy and carried him to his mother. The boy lay on her lap all morning, and by noon he was dead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, she set him on her knees until noon, and then he died.

English Revised Version
And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.

Good News Translation
The servant carried the boy back to his mother, who held him in her lap until noon, at which time he died.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The servant picked him up and brought him to his mother. The boy sat on her lap until noon, when he died.

International Standard Version
So the servant carried him over to his mother, where he rested on her lap until mid-day, and then he died.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.

Literal Standard Version
and he carries him, and brings him to his mother, and he sits on her knees until the noon, and dies.

NET Bible
So he picked him up and took him to his mother. He sat on her lap until noon and then died.

New Heart English Bible
When he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees until noon, and then died.

World English Bible
When he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees until noon, and then died.

Young's Literal Translation
and he beareth him, and bringeth him in unto his mother, and he sitteth on her knees till the noon, and dieth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elisha Raises the Shunammite's Son
19“My head! My head!” he complained to his father. So his father told a servant, “Carry him to his mother.” 20After the servant had picked him up and carried him to his mother, the boy sat on her lap until noon, and then he died. 21And she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God. Then she shut the door and went out.…

Cross References
2 Kings 4:19
"My head! My head!" he complained to his father. So his father told a servant, "Carry him to his mother."

2 Kings 4:21
And she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God. Then she shut the door and went out.


Treasury of Scripture

And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.

his mother

Isaiah 49:15
Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.

Isaiah 66:13
As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Luke 7:12
Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.

and then died

Genesis 22:2
And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

Genesis 37:3,5
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours…

1 Kings 17:17
And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him.









(20) Taken.--Carried.

Brought him.--Brought him in--i.e., in-doors.

Till noon.--We gather from this that the boy was hurt in the forenoon.

Verse 20. - And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon. It was in the morning, therefore, that the child received his sunstroke - an unusual, but not an unknown, occurrence. In the East the sun often becomes intensely hot by ten o'clock. And then died. There is no ambiguity here, no room for doubt; the child not only became insensible, but died. The historian could not possibly have expressed himself more plainly.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
After [the servant] had picked him up
וַיִּשָּׂאֵ֔הוּ (way·yiś·śā·’ê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

and carried him
וַיְבִיאֵ֖הוּ (way·ḇî·’ê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

his mother,
אִמּ֑וֹ (’im·mōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 517: A mother, )

[the boy] sat
וַיֵּ֧שֶׁב (way·yê·šeḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

her lap
בִּרְכֶּ֛יהָ (bir·ke·hā)
Noun - fdc | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1290: The knee

until
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

noon,
הַֽצָּהֳרַ֖יִם (haṣ·ṣā·ho·ra·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6672: A light, double light, noon

and then he died.
וַיָּמֹֽת׃ (way·yā·mōṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill


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