2 Kings 4:4
New International Version
Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”

New Living Translation
Then go into your house with your sons and shut the door behind you. Pour olive oil from your flask into the jars, setting each one aside when it is filled.”

English Standard Version
Then go in and shut the door behind yourself and your sons and pour into all these vessels. And when one is full, set it aside.”

Berean Study Bible
Then go inside, shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour oil into all these jars, setting the full ones aside.”

King James Bible
And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.

New King James Version
And when you have come in, you shall shut the door behind you and your sons; then pour it into all those vessels, and set aside the full ones.”

New American Standard Bible
Then you shall come in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour into all these containers; and you shall set aside what is full.”

NASB 1995
“And you shall go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour out into all these vessels, and you shall set aside what is full.”

NASB 1977
“And you shall go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour out into all these vessels; and you shall set aside what is full.”

Amplified Bible
Then you shall go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour out [the oil you have] into all these containers, and you shall set aside each one when it is full.”

Christian Standard Bible
Then go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour oil into all these containers. Set the full ones to one side.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour oil into all these containers. Set the full ones to one side.”

American Standard Version
And thou shalt go in, and shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and pour out into all those vessels; and thou shalt set aside that which is full.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And go in and shut the door on your person and on the persons of your sons, and pour into all these vessels, and the vessel that is full bring up to me.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt go in and shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and thou shalt pour forth into these vessels, and remove that which is filled.

Contemporary English Version
go home and shut the door behind you and your sons. Then begin filling the jars with oil and set each one aside as you fill it."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And go in, and shut thy door, when thou art within, and thy sons: and pour out thereof into all those vessels: and when they are full take them away.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt go in, and shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and pour out into all those vessels; and thou shalt set aside that which is full.

Good News Translation
"Then you and your sons go into the house, close the door, and start pouring oil into the jars. Set each one aside as soon as it is full."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then close the door behind you and your children, and pour oil into all those containers. When one is full, set it aside."

International Standard Version
Then go in and shut the door behind you, taking only your children, and pour oil into all of the pots. As each one is filled, set it aside."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt go in, and shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and pour out into all those vessels; and thou shalt set aside that which is full.'

Literal Standard Version
and you have entered, and have shut the door on you, and on your sons, and have poured it into all these vessels, and the full ones you remove.”

NET Bible
Go and close the door behind you and your sons. Pour the olive oil into all the containers; set aside each one when you have filled it."

New Heart English Bible
You shall go in, and shut the door on you and on your sons, and pour out into all those containers; and you shall set aside that which is full."

World English Bible
You shall go in, and shut the door on you and on your sons, and pour out into all those containers; and you shall set aside that which is full."

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast entered, and shut the door upon thee, and upon thy sons, and hast poured out into all these vessels, and the full ones thou dost remove.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Widow's Oil
3“Go,” said Elisha, “borrow jars, even empty ones, from all your neighbors. Do not gather just a few. 4Then go inside, shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour oil into all these jars, setting the full ones aside.” 5So she left him, and after she had shut the door behind her and her sons, they kept bringing jars to her, and she kept pouring.…

Cross References
2 Kings 4:3
"Go," said Elisha, "borrow jars, even empty ones, from all your neighbors. Do not gather just a few.

2 Kings 4:5
So she left him, and after she had shut the door behind her and her sons, they kept bringing jars to her, and she kept pouring.

2 Kings 4:33
So he went in, closed the door behind the two of them, and prayed to the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

And when you are come in, you shall shut the door on you and on your sons, and shall pour out into all those vessels, and you shall set aside that which is full.

thou shalt shut

2 Kings 4:32,33
And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed…

1 Kings 17:19,20
And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed…

Isaiah 26:20
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

and shalt pour

Mark 6:27-44
And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison, …

Mark 8:5-9
And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven…

John 2:7-9
Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim…









(4) And when . . . thou shalt shut.--And go in and shut the door. The object was to avoid disturbance from without; perhaps, also, because publicity was undesirable in the case of such a miracle. (Comp. our Lord's injunction of secrecy on those whom He healed, and His exclusion of the people, in Luke 8:51; Luke 8:54.)

Thou shalt set aside.--By the help of thy sons (2Kings 4:5-6).

Verse 4. - And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons. The miracle was to be performed secretly. Attention was not to be called to it - perhaps because otherwise the prophet would have been overwhelmed with applications from others; perhaps because the act was not a mere mechanical one, but required that, during its performance, the hearts of the woman and of her sons should be lifted up in prayer and adoration and thankfulness to God for the mercy which he was bestowing. Interruption from without would have interfered with the frame of mind which was befitting the occasion. Compare our Lord's secret performance of many miracles. And shalt pour out into all those vessels - i.e. those which thou shalt have borrowed - and thou shalt set aside that which is full; i.e. as each vessel is filled, it shall be removed and set aside, and one of the empty vessels substituted - that the pouring might be continuous.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then go inside,
וּבָ֗את (ū·ḇāṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

shut
וְסָגַ֤רְתְּ (wə·sā·ḡart)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 5462: To shut up, to surrender

the door
הַדֶּ֙לֶת֙ (had·de·leṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1817: Something swinging, the valve of a, door

behind you
בַּעֲדֵ֣ךְ (ba·‘ă·ḏêḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's 1157: In up to, over against, at, beside, among, behind, for

and
וּבְעַד־ (ū·ḇə·‘aḏ-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 1157: In up to, over against, at, beside, among, behind, for

your sons,
בָּנַ֔יִךְ (bā·na·yiḵ)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

and pour
וְיָצַ֕קְתְּ (wə·yā·ṣaqt)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 3332: To pour out, to melt, cast as metal, to place firmly, to stiffen, grow hard

oil into
עַ֥ל (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

these
הָאֵ֑לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

jars,
הַכֵּלִ֖ים (hak·kê·lîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

setting the full ones
וְהַמָּלֵ֖א (wə·ham·mā·lê)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 4392: Full, filling, fulness, fully

aside.”
תַּסִּֽיעִי׃ (tas·sî·‘î)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 5265: To pull up, the tent-pins, start on a, journey


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