2 Kings 6:16
New International Version
“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

New Living Translation
“Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!”

English Standard Version
He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

Berean Study Bible
“Do not be afraid,” Elisha answered, “for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

King James Bible
And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

New King James Version
So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

New American Standard Bible
And he said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are greater than those who are with them.”

NASB 1995
So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

NASB 1977
So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

Amplified Bible
Elisha answered, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

Christian Standard Bible
Elisha said, “Don’t be afraid, for those who are with us outnumber those who are with them.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Elisha said, “Don’t be afraid, for those who are with us outnumber those who are with them.”

American Standard Version
And he answered, Fear not; for they that are with us are more than they that are with them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to him: “Do not be afraid, because those with us are more than those with them!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Elisaie said, Fear not, for they who are with us are more than they that are with them.

Contemporary English Version
"Don't be afraid," Elisha answered. "There are more troops on our side than on theirs."

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he answered: Fear not: for there are more with us than with them.

English Revised Version
And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

Good News Translation
"Don't be afraid," Elisha answered. "We have more on our side than they have on theirs."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Elisha answered, "Don't be afraid. We have more forces on our side than they have on theirs."

International Standard Version
Elisha replied, "Stop being afraid, because there are more with us than with them!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he answered: 'Fear not: for they that are with us are more than they that are with them.'

Literal Standard Version
And he says, “Do not fear, for more [are] they who [are] with us than they who [are] with them.”

NET Bible
He replied, "Don't be afraid, for our side outnumbers them."

New Heart English Bible
He answered, "Do not be afraid; for those who are with us are more than those who are with them."

World English Bible
He answered, "Don't be afraid; for those who are with us are more than those who are with them."

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'Fear not, for more are they who are with us than they who are with them.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elisha Captures the Blinded Arameans
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?” 16“Do not be afraid,” Elisha answered, “for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17Then Elisha prayed, “O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see.” And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw that the hills were full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.…

Cross References
Romans 8:31
What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Genesis 32:1
Jacob also went on his way, and the angels of God met him.

Exodus 14:13
But Moses told the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the LORD's salvation, which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians you see today, you will never see again.

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?"

2 Chronicles 32:7
"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged before the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater One with us than with him.

2 Chronicles 32:8
With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles." So the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.


Treasury of Scripture

And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

Fear not

Exodus 14:13
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

Psalm 3:6
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.

Psalm 11:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

they that be

2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

2 Chronicles 32:7,8
Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him: …

Psalm 46:7,11
The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah…









(16) They that be with us . . . with them.--Comp. Numbers 14:9; Psalm 3:6, "I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people that have set themselves against me round about"; and 2Chronicles 32:7-8, with Notes.

Verse 16. - And he - i.e. Elisha - answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. Elisha did not need to see the forces arrayed on his side. He knew that God and God's strength was "with him," and cared not who, or how many, might be against him (cutup. Psalm 3:6, "I will not be afraid for ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about;" and Psalm 27:3, "Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident"). His confidence reminds us of that shown by Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 32:7) on the invasion of Sennacherib.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

be afraid,”
תִּירָ֑א (tî·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

Elisha answered,
וַיֹּ֖אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“for
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

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

with us
אִתָּ֔נוּ (’it·tā·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

[are] more
רַבִּים֙ (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

than those who [are]
מֵאֲשֶׁ֖ר (mê·’ă·šer)
Preposition-m | Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

with them.”
אוֹתָֽם׃ (’ō·w·ṯām)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among


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