2 Kings 5:2
New International Version
Now bands of raiders from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife.

New Living Translation
At this time Aramean raiders had invaded the land of Israel, and among their captives was a young girl who had been given to Naaman’s wife as a maid.

English Standard Version
Now the Syrians on one of their raids had carried off a little girl from the land of Israel, and she worked in the service of Naaman’s wife.

Berean Study Bible
At this time the Arameans had gone out in bands and had taken a young girl from the land of Israel, and she was serving Naaman’s wife.

King James Bible
And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife.

New King James Version
And the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman’s wife.

New American Standard Bible
Now the Arameans had gone out in bands and had taken captive a little girl from the land of Israel; and she waited on Naaman’s wife.

NASB 1995
Now the Arameans had gone out in bands and had taken captive a little girl from the land of Israel; and she waited on Naaman’s wife.

NASB 1977
Now the Arameans had gone out in bands, and had taken captive a little girl from the land of Israel; and she waited on Naaman’s wife.

Amplified Bible
The Arameans (Syrians) had gone out in bands [as raiders] and had taken captive a little girl from the land of Israel; and she waited on Naaman’s wife [as a servant].

Christian Standard Bible
Aram had gone on raids and brought back from the land of Israel a young girl who served Naaman’s wife.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Aram had gone on raids and brought back from the land of Israel a young girl who served Naaman’s wife.

American Standard Version
And the Syrians had gone out in bands, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maiden; and she waited on Naaman's wife.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Edomites went out with robbers and took captive from the land of Israel a small girl, and she was in the presence of the wife of Naaman.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Syrians went forth in small bands, and took captive out of the land of Israel a little maid: and she waited on Naiman's wife.

Contemporary English Version
One day while the Syrian troops were raiding Israel, they captured a girl, and she became a servant of Naaman's wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now there had gone out robbers from Syria, and had led away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid, and she waited upon Naaman's wife.

English Revised Version
And the Syrians had gone out in bands, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife.

Good News Translation
In one of their raids against Israel, the Syrians had carried off a little Israelite girl, who became a servant of Naaman's wife.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Once, when the Arameans went on raids, they had brought back a little girl from Israel. She became the servant of Naaman's wife.

International Standard Version
On one of their raids to the territory of Israel, Aram had taken captive a young girl when she was an infant, who had eventually become an attendant to Naaman's wife.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the Arameans had gone out in bands, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife.

Literal Standard Version
And the Arameans have gone out [by] troops, and they take a little girl captive out of the land of Israel, and she is before the wife of Naaman,

NET Bible
Raiding parties went out from Syria and took captive from the land of Israel a young girl, who became a servant to Naaman's wife.

New Heart English Bible
The Arameans had gone out in bands, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maiden; and she waited on Naaman's wife.

World English Bible
The Syrians had gone out in bands, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maiden; and she waited on Naaman's wife.

Young's Literal Translation
And the Aramaeans have gone out by troops, and they take captive out of the land of Israel a little damsel, and she is before the wife of Naaman,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Naaman Cured of Leprosy
1Now Naaman, the commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man in his master’s sight and highly regarded, for through him the LORD had given victory to Aram. And he was a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper. 2At this time the Arameans had gone out in bands and had taken a young girl from the land of Israel, and she was serving Naaman’s wife. 3She said to her mistress, “If only my master would go to the prophet who is in Samaria, he would cure him of his leprosy.”…

Cross References
2 Kings 5:3
She said to her mistress, "If only my master would go to the prophet who is in Samaria, he would cure him of his leprosy."

2 Kings 6:23
So the king prepared a great feast for them, and after they had finished eating and drinking, he sent them away, and they returned to their master. And the Aramean raiders did not come into the land of Israel again.

2 Kings 13:20
And Elisha died and was buried. Now the Moabite raiders used to come into the land every spring.


Treasury of Scripture

And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife.

by companies

2 Kings 6:23
And he prepared great provision for them: and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. So the bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel.

2 Kings 13:20
And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

Judges 9:34
And Abimelech rose up, and all the people that were with him, by night, and they laid wait against Shechem in four companies.

waited on [heb] was before

Psalm 123:2
Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.









(2) The Syrians.--Heb., Aram, the word rendered "Syria" in 2Kings 5:1.

By companies.--Or, in troops, referring to a marauding incursion made at some time prior to the events here recorded.

Brought away captive . . . a little maid.--Comp. the reference in Joel 3:6 to the Ph?nician traffic in Jewish slaves.

Verse 2. - And the Syrians had gone out by companies; or, in marauding bands. No peace had been made after Ahab's expedition against Ramoth-Gilead. Hostilities, therefore, still continued upon the borders, where raids were frequent, as upon our own northern border in mediaeval times. And had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid. The marauding expeditions of ancient times had for one of their main objects the capture of slaves. In Africa wars are still carried on chiefly for this purpose. And she waited on Naaman's wife. Either Naaman had led the expedition, and this particular captive had been assigned to him in the division of the booty, or she had merely passed into his possession by purchase, and thus become one of his wife's attendants.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
At this time the Arameans
וַאֲרָם֙ (wa·’ă·rām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 758: Aram -- Syria

had gone
יָצְא֣וּ (yā·ṣə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

out in bands
גְדוּדִ֔ים (ḡə·ḏū·ḏîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1416: A band, troop

and had taken
וַיִּשְׁבּ֛וּ (way·yiš·bū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7617: To transport into captivity

a young
קְטַנָּ֑ה (qə·ṭan·nāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 6996: Small, young, unimportant

girl
נַעֲרָ֣ה (na·‘ă·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5291: A girl, maiden

from the land
מֵאֶ֥רֶץ (mê·’e·reṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 776: Earth, land

of Israel,
יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

and she was serving
וַתְּהִ֕י (wat·tə·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

Naaman’s
נַעֲמָֽן׃ (na·‘ă·mān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5283: Naaman -- a descendant of Benjamin, also an Aramean (Syrian) general

wife.
אֵ֥שֶׁת (’ê·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female


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