2 Kings 4:9
New International Version
She said to her husband, “I know that this man who often comes our way is a holy man of God.

New Living Translation
She said to her husband, “I am sure this man who stops in from time to time is a holy man of God.

English Standard Version
And she said to her husband, “Behold now, I know that this is a holy man of God who is continually passing our way.

Berean Study Bible
Then the woman said to her husband, “Behold, now I know that the one who often comes our way is a holy man of God.

King James Bible
And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.

New King James Version
And she said to her husband, “Look now, I know that this is a holy man of God, who passes by us regularly.

New American Standard Bible
And she said to her husband, “Behold now, I am aware that this is a holy man of God passing by us repeatedly.

NASB 1995
She said to her husband, “Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God passing by us continually.

NASB 1977
And she said to her husband, “Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God passing by us continually.

Amplified Bible
She said to her husband, “Behold, I sense that this is a holy man of God who frequently passes our way.

Christian Standard Bible
Then she said to her husband, “I know that the one who often passes by here is a holy man of God,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then she said to her husband, “I know that the one who often passes by here is a holy man of God,

American Standard Version
And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, that passeth by us continually.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And she said to her husband: “Behold, I know that he is a holy Prophet of God, and he passes by us constantly.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the woman said to her husband, See now, I know that this is a holy man of God who comes over continually to us.

Contemporary English Version
Some time later the woman said to her husband, "I'm sure the man who comes here so often is a prophet of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she said to her husband: I perceive that this is a holy man of God, who often passeth by us.

English Revised Version
And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.

Good News Translation
She said to her husband, "I am sure that this man who comes here so often is a holy man.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She told her husband, "I know he's a holy man of God. And he regularly travels past our house.

International Standard Version
So she had a talk with her husband. "Look here! I've learned that this is a holy and godly man who comes by here on a regular basis.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And she said unto her husband: 'Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, that passeth by us continually.

Literal Standard Version
and she says to her husband, “Now behold, I have known that he is a holy man of God, passing over by us continually;

NET Bible
She said to her husband, "Look, I'm sure that the man who regularly passes through here is a very special prophet.

New Heart English Bible
She said to her husband, "See now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, that passes by us continually.

World English Bible
She said to her husband, "See now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, that passes by us continually.

Young's Literal Translation
and she saith unto her husband, 'Lo, I pray thee, I have known that a holy man of God he is, passing over by us continually;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Shunammite Woman
8One day Elisha went to Shunem, and a prominent woman who lived there persuaded him to have a meal. So whenever he would pass by, he would stop there to eat. 9Then the woman said to her husband, “Behold, now I know that the one who often comes our way is a holy man of God. 10Please let us make a small room upstairs and put in it a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp for him. Then when he comes to us, he can stay there.”…

Cross References
2 Kings 4:7
She went and told the man of God, and he said, "Go, sell the oil, and pay your debt. Then you and your sons can live on the remainder."

2 Chronicles 25:7
But a man of God came to him and said, "O king, do not let the army of Israel go with you, for the LORD is not with Israel--not with any of the Ephraimites.


Treasury of Scripture

And she said to her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passes by us continually.

she said

Proverbs 31:10,11
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies…

1 Peter 3:1
Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;

this is

Matthew 5:16
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

1 Thessalonians 2:10
Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

Titus 1:8
But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

man of God

Deuteronomy 33:1
And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.

1 Kings 13:1
And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD unto Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.

1 Kings 17:18,24
And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son? …









(9) An holy man of God.--The term "holy" is not a merely ornamental or conventional epithet of the "man of God" (i.e., prophet) as such, but denotes the special moral elevation of Elisha.

Continually.--At stated intervals, regularly.

Verse 9. - And she said unto her husband, Beheld now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God. Not all the soi-disant men of God were truly religious and God-fearing. In Elisha's time, as in all others, there were among the teachers of religion some who were "wolves in sheep's clothing:' The Shunammite woman, after a certain length of acquaintance, came to the conclusion that Elisha deserved the title which he commonly bore, was truly a "man of God," a real devoted servant of Jehovah. She therefore wished to do more for him than she had hitherto done. Which passeth by us continually; i.e. who passes through our village, and has his meals with us so frequently.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then [the woman] said
וַתֹּ֙אמֶר֙ (wat·tō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

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

her husband,
אִישָׁ֔הּ (’î·šāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

“Behold,
הִנֵּה־ (hin·nêh-)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

now
נָ֣א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

I know
יָדַ֔עְתִּי (yā·ḏa‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3045: To know

that
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the one
ה֑וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

who often
תָּמִֽיד׃ (tā·mîḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 8548: Continuance, constant, ellipt, the regular, sacrifice

comes our way
עֹבֵ֥ר (‘ō·ḇêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

is a holy
קָד֣וֹשׁ (qā·ḏō·wōš)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6918: Sacred, God, an angel, a saint, a sanctuary

man
אִ֥ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of God.
אֱלֹהִ֖ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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