2 Kings 6:14
New International Version
Then he sent horses and chariots and a strong force there. They went by night and surrounded the city.

New Living Translation
So one night the king of Aram sent a great army with many chariots and horses to surround the city.

English Standard Version
So he sent there horses and chariots and a great army, and they came by night and surrounded the city.

Berean Study Bible
the king of Aram sent horses, chariots, and a great army. They went there by night and surrounded the city.

New American Standard Bible
He sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city.

King James Bible
Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about.

Christian Standard Bible
he sent horses, chariots, and a massive army there. They went by night and surrounded the city.

Contemporary English Version
He ordered his best troops to go there with horses and chariots. They marched out during the night and surrounded the town.

Good News Translation
he sent a large force there with horses and chariots. They reached the town at night and surrounded it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
he sent horses, chariots, and a massive army there. They went by night and surrounded the city.

International Standard Version
So the king of Aram sent out horses, chariots, and an elite force, and they arrived during the night and surrounded the city.

NET Bible
So he sent horses and chariots there, along with a good-sized army. They arrived during the night and surrounded the city.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore he sent horses, chariots, and a great army there. They came by night, and surrounded the city.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the king sent horses and chariots and a large fighting unit there. They came at night and surrounded the city.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host; and they came by night, and compassed the city about.

New American Standard 1977
And he sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So he sent horsemen and chariots there and a great host, who came by night and compassed the city about.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore sent he there horses, and chariots, and a great army: and they came by night, and surrounded the city.

American King James Version
Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about.

American Standard Version
Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he sent thither horses, and chariots, and a mighty host: and they came by night, and compassed about the city.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore he sent thither horses and chariots, and the strength of an army: and they came by night, and beset the city.

Darby Bible Translation
And he sent thither horses and chariots, and a great host, and they came by night and surrounded the city.

English Revised Version
Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore he sent thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and encompassed the city.

World English Bible
Therefore he sent horses, chariots, and a great army there. They came by night, and surrounded the city.

Young's Literal Translation
And he sendeth thither horses and chariot, and a heavy force, and they come in by night, and go round against the city.
Study Bible
Elisha Captures the Blinded Arameans
13So the king said, “Go and see where he is, that I may send men to capture him.” On receiving the report, “Elisha is in Dothan,” 14the king of Aram sent horses, chariots, and a great army. They went there by night and surrounded the city. 15When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early in the morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. So he asked Elisha, “Oh, my master, what are we to do?”…
Cross References
Luke 21:20
But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, you will know that her desolation is near.

2 Kings 1:9
Then King Ahaziah sent to Elijah a captain with his company of fifty men. So the captain went up to Elijah, who was sitting on top of a hill, and said to him, "Man of God, the king declares, 'Come down!'"

2 Kings 6:13
So the king said, "Go and see where he is, that I may send men to capture him." On receiving the report, "Elisha is in Dothan,"

2 Kings 6:15
When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early in the morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. So he asked Elisha, "Oh, my master, what are we to do?"

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about.

2 Kings 1:9-13
Then the king sent unto him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And he went up to him: and, behold, he sat on the top of an hill. And he spake unto him, Thou man of God, the king hath said, Come down…

1 Samuel 23:26
And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men round about to take them.

1 Samuel 24:2
Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.

great [heb] heavy

2 Kings 18:17
And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and Rabshakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great host against Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. And when they were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is in the highway of the fuller's field.







Lexicon
[the king of Aram] sent
וַיִּשְׁלַח־ (way·yiš·laḥ-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

horses,
סוּסִ֥ים (sū·sîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5483: A swallow, swift (type of bird)

chariots,
וְרֶ֖כֶב (wə·re·ḵeḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7393: A vehicle, a team, cavalry, a rider, the upper millstone

and a great
כָּבֵ֑ד (kā·ḇêḏ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3515: Heavy

army.
וְחַ֣יִל (wə·ḥa·yil)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2428: A force, an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength

They went there
וַיָּבֹ֣אוּ (way·yā·ḇō·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

by night
לַ֔יְלָה (lay·lāh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3915: A twist, night, adversity

and surrounded
וַיַּקִּ֖פוּ (way·yaq·qi·p̄ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5362: To strike, to knock together, surround, circulate

the city.
הָעִֽיר׃ (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement
(14) A great host.--Of infantry. Not, however, an army but a company. (See 2Kings 6:23.)

They came by night.--So as to take the city by surprise.

Verse 14. - Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host; rather, and a strong force. The expression, חַיִל כָּבֵד, is used by the historical writers with a good deal of vagueness-sometimes of a really great army, sometimes merely of a large retinue (1 Kings 10:2) or of a moderate force (2 Kings 18:17). We must assign it its meaning according to the context. And they came by night, and compassed the city about. A night march was made, to take the prophet by surprise, and the city was encompassed, that it might be impossible for him to escape. 6:13-23 What Elisha said to his servant is spoken to all the faithful servants of God, when without are fightings, and within are fears. Fear not, with that fear which has torment and amazement; for they that are with us, to protect us, are more than they that are against us, to destroy us. The eyes of his body were open, and with them he saw the danger. Lord, open the eyes of our faith, that with them we may see thy protecting hand. The clearer sight we have of the sovereignty and power of Heaven, the less we shall fear the troubles of earth. Satan, the god of this world, blinds men's eyes, and so deludes them unto their own ruin; but when God enlightens their eyes, they see themselves in the midst of their enemies, captives to Satan, and in danger of hell, though, before, they thought their condition good. When Elisha had the Syrians at his mercy, he made it appear that he was influenced by Divine goodness as well as Divine power. Let us not be overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. The Syrians saw it was to no purpose to try to assault so great and so good a man.
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