2 Kings 4:37
New International Version
She came in, fell at his feet and bowed to the ground. Then she took her son and went out.

New Living Translation
She fell at his feet and bowed before him, overwhelmed with gratitude. Then she took her son in her arms and carried him downstairs.

English Standard Version
She came and fell at his feet, bowing to the ground. Then she picked up her son and went out.

Berean Study Bible
She came in, fell at his feet, and bowed to the ground. Then she picked up her son and went out.

King James Bible
Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground, and took up her son, and went out.

New King James Version
So she went in, fell at his feet, and bowed to the ground; then she picked up her son and went out.

New American Standard Bible
Then she came in and fell at his feet and bowed down to the ground, and she picked up her son and left.

NASB 1995
Then she went in and fell at his feet and bowed herself to the ground, and she took up her son and went out.

NASB 1977
Then she went in and fell at his feet and bowed herself to the ground, and she took up her son and went out.

Amplified Bible
She came and fell at his feet, bowing herself to the ground [in respect and gratitude]. Then she picked up her son and left.

Christian Standard Bible
She came, fell at his feet, and bowed to the ground; she picked up her son and left.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She came, fell at his feet, and bowed to the ground; she picked up her son and left.

American Standard Version
Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground; and she took up her son, and went out.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And she fell at his feet, and she bowed to him on the floor, and the Shilumite took her son and she went out.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the woman went in, and fell at his feet, and did obeisance bowing to the ground; and she took her son, and went out.

Contemporary English Version
She came in and bowed down at Elisha's feet. Then she picked up her son and left.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She came and fell at his feet, and worshipped upon the ground: and took up her son, and went out.

English Revised Version
Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground; and she took up her son, and went out.

Good News Translation
She fell at Elisha's feet, with her face touching the ground; then she took her son and left.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then she immediately bowed at his feet. She took her son and left.

International Standard Version
Then she approached him, fell at his feet, bowing low to the ground, took back her son, and went out.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed down to the ground; and she took up her son, and went out.

Literal Standard Version
And she goes in, and falls at his feet, and bows herself to the earth, and lifts up her son, and goes out.

NET Bible
She came in, fell at his feet, and bowed down. Then she picked up her son and left.

New Heart English Bible
Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground; and she took up her son, and went out.

World English Bible
Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground; and she took up her son, and went out.

Young's Literal Translation
And she goeth in, and falleth at his feet, and boweth herself to the earth, and lifteth up her son, and goeth out.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elisha Raises the Shunammite's Son
36Elisha summoned Gehazi and said, “Call the Shunammite woman.” So he called her and she came. Then Elisha said, “Pick up your son.” 37She came in, fell at his feet, and bowed to the ground. Then she picked up her son and went out.

Cross References
Hebrews 11:35
Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused their release, so that they might gain a better resurrection.

2 Kings 4:36
Elisha summoned Gehazi and said, "Call the Shunammite woman." So he called her and she came. Then Elisha said, "Pick up your son."


Treasury of Scripture

Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground, and took up her son, and went out.

fell at his feet

2 Kings 4:27
And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her: and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.

2 Kings 2:15
And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

1 Kings 17:24
And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in thy mouth is truth.









(37) Then she went in.--And she came.

Bowed herself to the ground.--In deep veneration for the prophet of Jehovah.

Verse 37. - Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground; in acknowledgment of the boon conferred on her. In the East such prostrations are common, and denote at once gratitude and humility. And took up her son, and went out. (On some later circumstances in the life of the woman, see 2 Kings 8:1-6.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
She came in,
וַתָּבֹא֙ (wat·tā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

fell
וַתִּפֹּ֣ל (wat·tip·pōl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

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

his feet,
רַגְלָ֔יו (raḡ·lāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

and bowed
וַתִּשְׁתַּ֖חוּ (wat·tiš·ta·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7812: To depress, prostrate

to the ground.
אָ֑רְצָה (’ā·rə·ṣāh)
Noun - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

Then she picked up
וַתִּשָּׂ֥א (wat·tiś·śā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

her son
בְּנָ֖הּ (bə·nāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

and went out.
וַתֵּצֵֽא׃ (wat·tê·ṣê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim


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