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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

New American Standard 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 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.

American King James Version
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.

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.

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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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,
Study Bible
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 warrior, 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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

of Israel,
יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

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

wife.
אֵ֥שֶׁת (’ê·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female
(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. 5:1-8 Though the Syrians were idolaters, and oppressed God's people, yet the deliverance of which Naaman had been the means, is here ascribed to the Lord. Such is the correct language of Scripture, while those who write common history, plainly show that God is not in all their thoughts. No man's greatness, or honour, can place him our of the reach of the sorest calamities of human life: there is many a sickly, crazy body under rich and gay clothing. Every man has some but or other, something that blemishes and diminishes him, some allay to his grandeur, some damp to his joy. This little maid, though only a girl, could give an account of the famous prophet the Israelites had among them. Children should be early told of the wondrous works of God, that, wherever they go, they may talk of them. As became a good servant, she desired the health and welfare of her master, though she was a captive, a servant by force; much more should servants by choice, seek their masters' good. Servants may be blessings to the families where they are, by telling what they know of the glory of God, and the honour of his prophets. Naaman did not despise what she told, because of her meanness. It would be well if men were as sensible of the burden of sin as they are of bodily disease. And when they seek the blessings which the Lord sends in answer to the prayers of his faithful people, they will find nothing can be had, except they come as beggars for a free gift, not as lords to demand or purchase.
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