2 Kings 5:3
New International Version
She said to her mistress, “If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.”

New Living Translation
One day the girl said to her mistress, “I wish my master would go to see the prophet in Samaria. He would heal him of his leprosy.”

English Standard Version
She said to her mistress, “Would that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.”

Berean Study Bible
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.”

King James Bible
And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

New King James Version
Then she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.”

New American Standard Bible
And she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would cure him of his leprosy.”

NASB 1995
She said to her mistress, “I wish that my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would cure him of his leprosy.”

NASB 1977
And she said to her mistress, “I wish that my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would cure him of his leprosy.”

Amplified Bible
She said to her mistress, “I wish that my master [Naaman] were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would heal him of his leprosy.”

Christian Standard Bible
She said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria, he would cure him of his skin disease.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She said to her mistress, “If only my master would go to the prophet who is in Samaria, he would cure him of his skin disease.”

American Standard Version
And she said unto her mistress, Would that my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! then would he recover him of his leprosy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And she said to her mistress: “His blessing to my Lord if he will go to the Prophet that is in Samaria. He would heal him at once of his leprosy!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And she said to her mistress, O that my lord were before the prophet of God in Samaria; then he would recover him from his leprosy.

Contemporary English Version
Some time later the girl said, "If your husband Naaman would go to the prophet in Samaria, he would be cured of his leprosy."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she said to her mistress: I wish my master had been with the prophet, that is in Samaria: he would certainly have healed him of the leprosy which he hath.

English Revised Version
And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! then would he recover him of his leprosy.

Good News Translation
One day she said to her mistress, "I wish that my master could go to the prophet who lives in Samaria! He would cure him of his disease."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The girl told her mistress, "If only my master were with the prophet in Samaria. Then the prophet could cure him of his skin disease."

International Standard Version
She mentioned to her mistress, "If only my master were to visit the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And she said unto her mistress: 'Would that my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! then would he recover him of his leprosy.'

Literal Standard Version
and she says to her mistress, “O that my lord [were] before the prophet who [is] in Samaria; then he recovers him from his leprosy.”

NET Bible
She told her mistress, "If only my master were in the presence of the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would cure him of his skin disease."

New Heart English Bible
She said to her mistress, "I wish that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria. Then he would heal him of his leprosy."

World English Bible
She said to her mistress, "I wish that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would heal him of his leprosy."

Young's Literal Translation
and she saith unto her mistress, 'O that my lord were before the prophet who is in Samaria; then he doth recover him from his leprosy.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Naaman Cured of Leprosy
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.” 4And Naaman went and told his master what the girl from the land of Israel had said.…

Cross References
2 Kings 5:2
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.

2 Kings 5:4
And Naaman went and told his master what the girl from the land of Israel had said.


Treasury of Scripture

And she said to her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

Would God

Numbers 11:29
And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD'S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!

Acts 26:29
And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

1 Corinthians 4:8
Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.

with [heb] before

2 Kings 5:8
And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.

Matthew 8:2,3
And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean…

Matthew 11:5
The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

recover him of [heb] gather in









(3) Would God.--O that! 'Ahale here; in Psalm 119:5, 'Ahalay. The word seems to follow the analogy of 'ashre, "O the bliss of!" (Psalm 1:1). It perhaps means "O the delight of!" the root 'ahal being assumed equivalent to the Arabic hala, Syriac hali, "dulcis fuit."

For he would recover him.--Then he would receive him back. (Comp. Numbers 12:14-15.) In Israel lepers were excluded from society. Restoration to society implied restoration to health. Hence the same verb came to be used in the sense of healing as well as of receiving back the leper. Thenius, however, argues that as the phrase "from leprosy" is wanting in Numbers 12, the real meaning is, "to take a person away from leprosy," to which he had been, as it were, delivered up.

Verse 3. - And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! literally, Oh that my lord were before the prophet who is in Samaria! Elisha had a house in Samaria (2 Kings 6:32), where he resided occasionally. For he would recover him of his leprosy. The "little maid" concludes from her small experience that, if her master and the great miracle-working prophet of her own land could be brought together, the result would be his cure. She has, in her servile condition, contracted an affection both for her master and her mistress, and her sympathies are strongly with them. Perhaps she had no serious purpose in speaking as she did. The words burst from her as a mere expression of goodwill. She did not contemplate any action resulting from them. "Oh that things could be otherwise than as they are! Had I my dear master in my own country, it would be easy to accomplish his cure. The prophet is so powerful and so kind. He both could and would recover him." Any notion of her vague wish being carried out, being made the ground of a serious embassy, was probably far from the girl's thought. But the "bread cast upon the waters returns after many days." There is no kind wish or kind utterance that may not have a result far beyond anything that the wisher or utterer contemplated. Good wishes are seeds that ofttimes take root, and grow, and blossom, and bear fruit beyond the uttermost conception of those who sow them.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
She 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 mistress,
גְּבִרְתָּ֔הּ (gə·ḇir·tāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1404: Lady, queen, mistress

“If only
אַחֲלֵ֣י (’a·ḥă·lê)
Interjection
Strong's 305: O! would that!

my master
אֲדֹנִ֔י (’ă·ḏō·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 113: Sovereign, controller

would go to the prophet
הַנָּבִ֖יא (han·nā·ḇî)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5030: A spokesman, speaker, prophet

who
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

is in Samaria,
בְּשֹׁמְר֑וֹן (bə·šō·mə·rō·wn)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 8111: Samaria -- capital of northern kingdom of Israel

he would cure
יֶאֱסֹ֥ף (ye·’ĕ·sōp̄)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 622: To gather for, any purpose, to receive, take away, remove

him
אֹת֖וֹ (’ō·ṯōw)
Direct object marker | third person masculine singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

of his leprosy.”
מִצָּרַעְתּֽוֹ׃ (miṣ·ṣā·ra‘·tōw)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6883: Leprosy


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