2 Kings 7:11
New International Version
The gatekeepers shouted the news, and it was reported within the palace.

New Living Translation
Then the gatekeepers shouted the news to the people in the palace.

English Standard Version
Then the gatekeepers called out, and it was told within the king’s household.

Berean Study Bible
The gatekeepers shouted the news, and it was reported to the king’s household.

King James Bible
And he called the porters; and they told it to the king's house within.

New King James Version
And the gatekeepers called out, and they told it to the king’s household inside.

New American Standard Bible
And the gatekeepers called and announced it inside the king’s house.

NASB 1995
The gatekeepers called and told it within the king’s household.

NASB 1977
And the gatekeepers called, and told it within the king’s household.

Amplified Bible
Then the gatekeepers called out and it was reported to the king’s household inside [the city].

Christian Standard Bible
The gatekeepers called out, and the news was reported to the king’s household.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The gatekeepers called out, and the news was reported to the king’s household.

American Standard Version
And he called the porters; and they told it to the king's household within.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Gatekeepers called and told it within the house of the King.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the porters cried aloud, and reported to the house of the king within.

Contemporary English Version
The guards reported the news to the king's palace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the guards of the gate went, and told it within the king's palace.

English Revised Version
And he called the porters; and they told it to the king's household within.

Good News Translation
The guards announced the news, and it was reported in the palace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The gatekeepers announced the news to the royal palace.

International Standard Version
The gatekeepers announced the report to the king's attendants,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the porters called, and they told it to the king's household within.

Literal Standard Version
And he calls the gatekeepers, and they declare [it] to the house of the king within.

NET Bible
The gatekeepers relayed the news to the royal palace.

New Heart English Bible
The gatekeepers called out, and it was reported to the king's household within.

World English Bible
He called the porters; and they told it to the king's household within.

Young's Literal Translation
and he calleth the gatekeepers, and they declare to the house of the king within.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Siege Lifted
10So they went and called out to the gatekeepers of the city, saying, “We went to the Aramean camp and no one was there—not a trace—only tethered horses and donkeys, and the tents were intact.” 11The gatekeepers shouted the news, and it was reported to the king’s household. 12So the king got up in the night and said to his servants, “Let me tell you what the Arameans have done to us. They know we are starving, so they have left the camp to hide in the field, thinking, ‘When they come out of the city, we will take them alive and enter the city.’ ”…

Cross References
2 Kings 7:10
So they went and called out to the gatekeepers of the city, saying, "We went to the Aramean camp and no one was there--not a trace--only tethered horses and donkeys, and the tents were intact."

2 Kings 7:12
So the king got up in the night and said to his servants, "Let me tell you what the Arameans have done to us. They know we are starving, so they have left the camp to hide in the field, thinking, 'When they come out of the city, we will take them alive and enter the city.'"


Treasury of Scripture

And he called the porters; and they told it to the king's house within.

unto his servants

2 Kings 6:8
Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp.

Genesis 20:8
Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.

Genesis 41:38
And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?

I will now

2 Kings 7:1
Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith the LORD, To morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.

2 Kings 5:7
And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me.

2 Kings 6:25-29
And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass's head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove's dung for five pieces of silver…

hide themselves

Joshua 8:4-12
And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in wait against the city, even behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be ye all ready: …

Judges 20:29-37
And Israel set liers in wait round about Gibeah…









(11) And he called the porters.--Rather, And the porters called. The verb in the Hebrew is singular,and may be used impersonally: "And one called, viz., the warders." But the LXX., Targum, Arabic, and some Hebrew MSS., read the plural. The Syriac has, "And the porters drew near, and told the house of the king."

And they told it.--The king's palace may have been near to the ramparts. If not, the sentries at the gate shouted their news to other soldiers near them, who conveyed it to the palace. The word "within" seems to indicate the former. (The Authorised Version, which is Kimchi's rendering, cannot be right, because in that case the Hebrew verb would require the preposition "unto," as in 2Kings 7:10.)

Verse 11. - And he called the porters; and they told it to the king's house within; rather, and the porters (or, gate-keepers) called out and told it, etc. יִקְרָא may be a plural before its subject; or the true reading may be יִקְרְאוּ, which is found in some manuscripts.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The gatekeepers
הַשֹּֽׁעֲרִ֑ים (haš·šō·‘ă·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7778: A gatekeeper

shouted the news,
וַיִּקְרָ֖א (way·yiq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

and it was reported
וַיַּגִּ֕ידוּ (way·yag·gî·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

to the king’s
הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

household.
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house


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