2 Kings 5:16
New International Version
The prophet answered, "As surely as the LORD lives, whom I serve, I will not accept a thing." And even though Naaman urged him, he refused.

New Living Translation
But Elisha replied, "As surely as the LORD lives, whom I serve, I will not accept any gifts." And though Naaman urged him to take the gift, Elisha refused.

English Standard Version
But he said, “As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none.” And he urged him to take it, but he refused.

Berean Study Bible
But Elisha replied, “As surely as the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will not accept it.” And although Naaman urged him to accept it, he refused.

New American Standard Bible
But he said, "As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will take nothing." And he urged him to take it, but he refused.

King James Bible
But he said, As the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

Christian Standard Bible
But Elisha said, "As the LORD lives, in whose presence I stand, I will not accept it." Naaman urged him to accept it, but he refused.

Contemporary English Version
"I am a servant of the living LORD," Elisha answered, "and I swear that I will not take anything from you." Naaman kept begging, but Elisha kept refusing.

Good News Translation
Elisha answered, "By the living LORD, whom I serve, I swear that I will not accept a gift." Naaman insisted that he accept it, but he would not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Elisha said, "As the LORD lives, I stand before Him. I will not accept it." Naaman urged him to accept it, but he refused.

International Standard Version
But Elisha replied, "As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will not receive anything from you." Though Naaman urged him to take it, Elisha declined.

NET Bible
But Elisha replied, "As certainly as the LORD lives (whom I serve), I will take nothing from you." Naaman insisted that he take it, but he refused.

New Heart English Bible
But he said, "As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none." He urged him to take it; but he refused.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Elisha said, "I solemnly swear, as the LORD whom I serve lives, I will not accept it." Naaman urged him to take it, but he refused.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But he said: 'As the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none.' And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

New American Standard 1977
But he said, “As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will take nothing.” And he urged him to take it, but he refused.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he said, As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it, but he refused.

King James 2000 Bible
But he said, As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

American King James Version
But he said, As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

American Standard Version
But he said, As Jehovah liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he answered: As the Lord liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And when he pressed him, he still refused.

Darby Bible Translation
But he said, As Jehovah liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none! And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

English Revised Version
But he said, As the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he said, As the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

World English Bible
But he said, "As Yahweh lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none." He urged him to take it; but he refused.

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'Jehovah liveth, before whom I have stood -- if I take it;' and he presseth on him to take, and he refuseth.
Study Bible
Gehazi's Greed and Leprosy
15Then Naaman and all his attendants went back to the man of God, stood before him, and declared, “Now I know for sure that there is no God in all the earth except in Israel. So please accept a gift from your servant.” 16But Elisha replied, “As surely as the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will not accept it.” And although Naaman urged him to accept it, he refused. 17“If you will not,” said Naaman, “please let me, your servant, be given as much soil as a pair of mules can carry. For your servant will never again make a burnt offering or a sacrifice to any other god but the LORD.…
Cross References
Acts 8:20
But Peter replied, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!

Genesis 14:22
But Abram replied to the king of Sodom, "I have raised my hand to the LORD God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,

Genesis 14:23
that I will not accept even a thread, or a strap of a sandal, or anything that belongs to you, lest you should say, 'I have made Abram rich.'

2 Kings 3:14
Then Elisha said, "As surely as the LORD of Hosts lives, before whom I stand, were it not for my regard for the presence of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would not look at you or acknowledge you.

2 Kings 5:20
Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, "Look, my master has spared this Aramean, Naaman, while not accepting what he brought. As surely as the LORD lives, I will run after him and get something from him."

2 Kings 5:26
But Elisha questioned him, "Did not my spirit go with you when the man got down from his chariot to meet you? Is this the time to accept money and clothing, olive groves and vineyards, sheep and oxen, menservants and maidservants?

Daniel 5:17
In response, Daniel said to the king, "You may keep your gifts for yourself and give your rewards to someone else. Nevertheless, I will read the inscription for the king and interpret it for him.

Treasury of Scripture

But he said, As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

As the Lord

2 Kings 3:14 And Elisha said, As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, surely…

1 Kings 17:1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said …

1 Kings 18:15 And Elijah said, As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, …

I will receive

2 Kings 5:20,26 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my …

Genesis 14:22,23 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up my hand to the …

1 Kings 13:8 And the man of God said to the king, If you will give me half your …

Daniel 5:17 Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let your gifts be …

Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: …

Acts 8:18-20 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands …

Acts 20:33-35 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel…

1 Corinthians 6:12 All things are lawful to me, but all things are not expedient: all …

1 Corinthians 10:32,33 Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor …

2 Corinthians 11:9,10 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man…

2 Corinthians 12:14 Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not …







Lexicon
But Elisha replied,
וַיֹּ֕אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“As surely as the LORD
יְהוָ֛ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

lives,
חַי־ (ḥay-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

before whom
לְפָנָ֖יו (lə·p̄ā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

I stand,
עָמַ֥דְתִּי (‘ā·maḏ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

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

accept it.”
אֶקָּ֑ח (’eq·qāḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

And although Naaman urged
וַיִּפְצַר־ (way·yip̄·ṣar-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6484: To peck at, stun, dull

him
בּ֥וֹ (bōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

to accept it,
לָקַ֖חַת (lā·qa·ḥaṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

he refused.
וַיְמָאֵֽן׃ (way·mā·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3985: To refuse
(16) But.--And (both times).

I will receive none.--Theodoret compares our Lord's "Freely ye have received, freely give" (Matthew 10:8). (Comp. Acts 8:20.) Such may have been Elisha's feeling. His refusal, strongly contrasting with the conduct of ordinary prophets, Israelite and heathen (comp. 1Samuel 9:6-9), would make a deep impression upon Naaman and his retinue.

Verse 16. - But he said, As the Lord liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. Elisha regards it as best, under the circumstances, to refuse the offered recompense. It was not compulsory on him so to act; for the precept, "Freely ye have received, freely give" (Matthew 10:8), had not been yet uttered. Pious Israelites commonly brought gifts to the prophets whom they consulted (1 Samuel 9:7, 8; 1 Kings 14:3). But, in the case of a foreigner, ignorant hitherto of true religion, whom it was important to impress favorably, and, if possible, win over to the faith, Elisha deemed it advisable to take no reward. Naaman was thus taught that Jehovah was his true Healer, the prophet the mere instrument, and that it was to Jehovah that his gratitude, his thanks, and his offerings were due. And he urged him to take it; but he refused. Contests of politeness are common in the East, where the one party offers to give and even insists on giving, while the other makes a pretence of declining; but here both parties were in earnest, and the gift was absolutely declined. 5:15-19 The mercy of the cure affected Naaman more than the miracle. Those are best able to speak of the power of Divine grace, who themselves experience it. He also shows himself grateful to Elisha the prophet. Elijah refused any recompence, not because he thought it unlawful, for he received presents from others, but to show this new convert that the servants of the God of Israel looked upon worldly wealth with a holy contempt. The whole work was from God, in such a manner, that the prophet would not give counsel when he had no directions from the Lord. It is not well violently to oppose the lesser mistakes which unite with men's first convictions; we cannot bring men forward any faster than the Lord prepares them to receive instruction. Yet as to us, if, in covenanting with God, we desire to reserve any known sin, to continue to indulge ourselves in it, that is a breach of his covenant. Those who truly hate evil, will make conscience of abstaining from all appearances of evil.
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