2 Kings 4:24
New International Version
She saddled the donkey and said to her servant, "Lead on; don't slow down for me unless I tell you."

New Living Translation
So she saddled the donkey and said to the servant, "Hurry! Don't slow down unless I tell you to."

English Standard Version
Then she saddled the donkey, and she said to her servant, “Urge the animal on; do not slacken the pace for me unless I tell you.”

Berean Study Bible
Then she saddled the donkey and told her servant, “Drive onward; do not slow the pace for me unless I tell you.”

New American Standard Bible
Then she saddled a donkey and said to her servant, "Drive and go forward; do not slow down the pace for me unless I tell you."

King James Bible
Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.

Christian Standard Bible
Then she saddled the donkey and said to her servant, “Go fast; don’t slow the pace for me unless I tell you.”

Contemporary English Version
She saddled the donkey and said to her servant, "Let's go. And don't slow down unless I tell you to."

Good News Translation
Then she had the donkey saddled, and ordered the servant, "Make the donkey go as fast as it can, and don't slow down unless I tell you to."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then she saddled the donkey and said to her servant, "Hurry, don't slow the pace for me unless I tell you."

International Standard Version
So she saddled a donkey and told her servant, "Forward, driver! Don't slow down on my account, unless I tell you!"

NET Bible
She saddled the donkey and told her servant, "Lead on. Do not stop unless I say so."

New Heart English Bible
Then she saddled a donkey, and said to her servant, "Drive, and go forward. Do not slow down for me, unless I ask you to."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She saddled the donkey. Then she told her servant, "Lead on. Don't slow down unless I tell you."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant: 'Drive, and go forward; slacken me not the riding, except I bid thee.'

New American Standard 1977
Then she saddled a donkey and said to her servant, “Drive and go forward; do not slow down the pace for me unless I tell you.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then she caused the ass to be saddled and said to her servant, Lead and go forward; slack not the pace for me except I bid thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Then she saddled a donkey, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not your riding for me, except I bid you.

American King James Version
Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not your riding for me, except I bid you.

American Standard Version
Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slacken me not the riding, except I bid thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And she saddled the ass, and said to her servant, Be quick, proceed: spare not on my account to ride, unless I shall tell thee. Go, and thou shalt proceed, and come to the man of God to mount Carmel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she saddled an ass, and commanded her servant: Drive, and make haste, make no stay in going. And do that which I bid thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Then she saddled the ass, and said to her servant, Drive and go forward; slack not the riding for me, except I bid thee.

English Revised Version
Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slacken me not the riding, except I bid thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.

World English Bible
Then she saddled a donkey, and said to her servant, "Drive, and go forward! Don't slow down for me, unless I ask you to."

Young's Literal Translation
And she saddleth the ass, and saith unto her young man, 'Lead, and go, do not restrain riding for me, except I have said so to thee.'
Study Bible
Elisha Raises the Shunammite's Son
23“Why would you go to him today?” he replied. “It is not a New Moon or a Sabbath.” “Everything is all right,” she said. 24Then she saddled the donkey and told her servant, “Drive onward; do not slow the pace for me unless I tell you.” 25So she set out and went to the man of God at Mount Carmel. When the man of God saw her at a distance, he said to his servant Gehazi, “Look, there is the Shunammite woman.…
Cross References
Genesis 22:3
So Abraham got up early the next morning, saddled his donkey, and took along two of his servants and his son Isaac. He split wood for a burnt offering and set out for the place God had designated.

2 Kings 4:23
"Why would you go to him today?" he replied. "It is not a New Moon or a Sabbath." "Everything is all right," she said.

2 Kings 4:25
So she set out and went to the man of God at Mount Carmel. When the man of God saw her at a distance, he said to his servant Gehazi, "Look, there is the Shunammite woman.

Treasury of Scripture

Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not your riding for me, except I bid you.

Then she

Exodus 4:20
And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand.

1 Samuel 25:20
And it was so, as she rode on the ass, that she came down by the covert of the hill, and, behold, David and his men came down against her; and she met them.

1 Kings 13:13,23
And he said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass. So they saddled him the ass: and he rode thereon, …

Drive

1 Samuel 25:19
And she said unto her servants, Go on before me; behold, I come after you. But she told not her husband Nabal.







Lexicon
Then she saddled
וַֽתַּחֲבֹשׁ֙ (wat·ta·ḥă·ḇōš)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2280: To wrap firmly, to stop, to rule

the donkey
הָֽאָת֔וֹן (hā·’ā·ṯō·wn)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 860: A female donkey

and told
וַתֹּ֥אמֶר (wat·tō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

her servant,
נַעֲרָ֖הּ (na·‘ă·rāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

“Drive
נְהַ֣ג (nə·haḡ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5090: To drive forth, lead, carry away, to proceed, to sigh

onward;
וָלֵ֑ךְ (wā·lêḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

slow
תַּעֲצָר־ (ta·‘ă·ṣār-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6113: To inclose, to hold back, to maintain, rule, assemble

the pace
לִרְכֹּ֔ב (lir·kōḇ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7392: To ride, to place upon, to despatch

for me
לִ֣י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

unless
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

I tell
אָמַ֥רְתִּי (’ā·mar·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

you.”
לָֽךְ׃ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew
(24) Then she saddled an ass.--And she saddled the ass--i.e., which the young man brought, and probably saddled at her bidding.

Slack not thy riding for me.--Literally, restrain me not from riding--i.e., do not stop, or slacken speed. A halt for rest might naturally be taken, as the distance was considerable.

Verse 24. - Then she saddled an ass; rather, then she saddled (i.e. "caused to be saddled") the ass - the particular animal which her husband had placed at her disposal. And said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; i.e. "set the ass in motion, and then proceed steadily forward." In the East, each donkey has its driver, who sots it in motion, and regulates its pace. The rider leaves all to him. Slack not thy riding for me - rather, slacken me not the riding (Revised Version), or, slacken not my riding; i.e. "do not lessen the pace of my riding" - except I bid thee. 4:18-37 Here is the sudden death of the child. All the mother's tenderness cannot keep alive a child of promise, a child of prayer, one given in love. But how admirably does the prudent, pious mother, guard her lips under this sudden affliction! Not one peevish word escapes from her. Such confidence had she of God's goodness, that she was ready to believe that he would restore what he had now taken away. O woman, great is thy faith! He that wrought it, would not disappoint it. The sorrowful mother begged leave of her husband to go to the prophet at once. She had not thought it enough to have Elisha's help sometimes in her own family, but, though a woman of rank, attended on public worship. It well becomes the men of God, to inquire about the welfare of their friends and their families. The answer was, It is well. All well, and yet the child dead in the house! Yes! All is well that God does; all is well with them that are gone, if they are gone to heaven; and all well with us that stay behind, if, by the affliction, we are furthered in our way thither. When any creature-comfort is taken from us, it is well if we can say, through grace, that we did not set our hearts too much upon it; for if we did, we have reason to fear it was given in anger, and taken away in wrath. Elisha cried unto God in faith; and the beloved son was restored alive to his mother. Those who would convey spiritual life to dead souls, must feel deeply for their case, and labour fervently in prayer for them. Though the minister cannot give Divine life to his fellow-sinners, he must use every means, with as much earnestness as if he could do so.
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