2 Kings 6:10
New International Version
So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places.

New Living Translation
So the king of Israel would send word to the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he would be on the alert there.

English Standard Version
And the king of Israel sent to the place about which the man of God told him. Thus he used to warn him, so that he saved himself there more than once or twice.

Berean Study Bible
So the king of Israel sent word to the place the man of God had pointed out. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places.

King James Bible
And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice.

New King James Version
Then the king of Israel sent someone to the place of which the man of God had told him. Thus he warned him, and he was watchful there, not just once or twice.

New American Standard Bible
And the king of Israel sent scouts to the place about which the man of God had told him; so he warned him, so that he was on his guard there, more than once or twice.

NASB 1995
The king of Israel sent to the place about which the man of God had told him; thus he warned him, so that he guarded himself there, more than once or twice.

NASB 1977
And the king of Israel sent to the place about which the man of God had told him; thus he warned him, so that he guarded himself there, more than once or twice.

Amplified Bible
Then the king of Israel sent word to the place about which Elisha had warned him; so he guarded himself there repeatedly.

Christian Standard Bible
Consequently, the king of Israel sent word to the place the man of God had told him about. The man of God repeatedly warned the king, so the king would be on his guard.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Consequently, the king of Israel sent word to the place the man of God had told him about. The man of God repeatedly warned the king, so the king would be on his guard.

American Standard Version
And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of; and he saved himself there, not once nor twice.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the King of Israel sent to the place that the Prophet of God told him, and he warned him that he would beware of the place, not once or twice.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king of Israel sent to the place which Elisaie mentioned to him, and saved himself thence not once or twice.

Contemporary English Version
So the king would warn the Israelite troops in that place to be on guard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God had told him, and prevented him, and looked well to himself there not once nor twice.

English Revised Version
And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of; and he saved himself there, not once nor twice.

Good News Translation
So the king of Israel warned the people who lived in that place, and they were on guard. This happened several times.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the king of Israel would send someone to the place that the man of God told him about. Elisha warned them so that they would be on their guard. He did this repeatedly.

International Standard Version
The king of Israel confirmed the matter about which the man of God had warned him. Having been forewarned, he was able to protect himself there on more than one or two occasions.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of; and he guarded himself there, not once nor twice.

Literal Standard Version
and the king of Israel sends to the place of which the man of God spoke to him, and warned him, and he is preserved there not [just] once and not [just] twice.

NET Bible
So the king of Israel sent a message to the place the prophet had pointed out, warning it to be on its guard. This happened on several occasions.

New Heart English Bible
The king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of; and he saved himself there, not once nor twice.

World English Bible
The king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of; and he saved himself there, not once nor twice.

Young's Literal Translation
and the king of Israel sendeth unto the place of which the man of God spake to him, and warned him, and he is preserved there not once nor twice.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elisha Captures the Blinded Arameans
9Then the man of God sent word to the king of Israel: “Be careful passing by this place, for the Arameans are going down there.” 10So the king of Israel sent word to the place the man of God had pointed out. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places. 11For this reason the king of Aram became enraged and called his servants to demand of them, “Tell me, which one of us is on the side of the king of Israel?”…

Cross References
2 Kings 6:9
Then the man of God sent word to the king of Israel: "Be careful passing by this place, for the Arameans are going down there."

2 Kings 6:11
For this reason the king of Aram became enraged and called his servants to demand of them, "Tell me, which one of us is on the side of the king of Israel?"

Jeremiah 11:18
And the LORD informed me, so I knew. Then You showed me their deeds.


Treasury of Scripture

And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice.

2 Kings 5:14
Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

Exodus 9:20,21
He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses: …

1 Kings 20:15
Then he numbered the young men of the princes of the provinces, and they were two hundred and thirty two: and after them he numbered all the people, even all the children of Israel, being seven thousand.

warned him

Ezekiel 3:18-21
When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand…

Matthew 2:12
And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

Matthew 3:7
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

saved

2 Kings 2:12
And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.

2 Kings 13:14
Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.

2 Chronicles 20:20
And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.









(10) Sent.--A sufficient force to hold the place, so that the Syrians had to return unsuccessful.

Warned.--Ezekiel 3:19; 2Chronicles 19:10.

Saved himself.--Was wary; on his guard (2Kings 6:9).

Not once nor twice refers to the statement of the entire verse. On more than one occasion, and in regard to different inroads of the Syrians, Elisha gave the king forewarning.

Verse 10. - And the King of Israel sent to the place. Recent commentators (Keil, Thenius, Bahr) mostly suppose this to mean that Jehoram sent troops to the place pointed out by the prophet, and anticipated the Syrians by occupying it. But it agrees better with the prophet's injunction, "Beware that thou pass not such a place," to suppose that he merely sent out scouts to see if the place were occupied or no, and finding, in each case, Elisha's warning true, he avoided the locality. Which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice; i.e. repeatedly; at least three several times, perhaps more.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So the king
מֶ֣לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4428: A king

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

sent
וַיִּשְׁלַ֞ח (way·yiš·laḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

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

the place
הַמָּק֞וֹם (ham·mā·qō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

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

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

had pointed out.
אָֽמַר־ (’ā·mar-)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

Time and again
אַחַ֖ת (’a·ḥaṯ)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

[Elisha] warned the king,
וְהִזְהִיר֖וֹ (wə·hiz·hî·rōw)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2094: To gleam, to enlighten

so that he was on his guard
וְנִשְׁמַ֣ר (wə·niš·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

in such places.
שָׁ֑ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's 8033: There, then, thither


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