2 Kings 8:2
New International Version
The woman proceeded to do as the man of God said. She and her family went away and stayed in the land of the Philistines seven years.

New Living Translation
So the woman did as the man of God instructed. She took her family and settled in the land of the Philistines for seven years.

English Standard Version
So the woman arose and did according to the word of the man of God. She went with her household and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.

Berean Study Bible
So the woman had proceeded to do as the man of God had instructed. And she and her household lived as foreigners for seven years in the land of the Philistines.

King James Bible
And the woman arose, and did after the saying of the man of God: and she went with her household, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.

New King James Version
So the woman arose and did according to the saying of the man of God, and she went with her household and dwelt in the land of the Philistines seven years.

New American Standard Bible
So the woman arose and acted in accordance with the word of the man of God: she went with her household and resided in the land of the Philistines for seven years.

NASB 1995
So the woman arose and did according to the word of the man of God, and she went with her household and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.

NASB 1977
So the woman arose and did according to the word of the man of God, and she went with her household and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.

Amplified Bible
So the woman set out and did everything in accordance with the word of the man of God. She and her household went and stayed temporarily as foreigners in the land of the Philistines for seven years.

Christian Standard Bible
So the woman got ready and did what the man of God said. She and her household lived as resident aliens in the land of the Philistines for seven years.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the woman got ready and did what the man of God said. She and her household lived as foreigners in the land of the Philistines for seven years.

American Standard Version
And the woman arose, and did according to the word of the man of God; and she went with her household, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the woman arose and she did according to the word of the Prophet of God, and she went, she and the children of her house, and she dwelt in the land of the Philistines for seven years.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the woman arose, and did according to the word of Elisaie, both she and her house; and they sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.

Contemporary English Version
The woman did exactly what Elisha had said and went to live in Philistine territory. She and her family lived there seven years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she arose, and did according to the word of the man of God: and going with her household, she sojourned in the land of the Philistines many days.

English Revised Version
And the woman arose, and did according to the word of the man of God: and she went with her household, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.

Good News Translation
She had followed his instructions and had gone with her family to live in Philistia for the seven years.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The woman did what the man of God told her. She and her family went to live in Philistine territory for seven years.

International Standard Version
So the woman followed the instructions given to her by the man of God, and she went to the territory of the Philistines to live for seven years with her household.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the woman arose, and did according to the word of the man of God; and she went with her household, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.

Literal Standard Version
And the woman rises, and does according to the word of the man of God, and goes, she and her household, and sojourns in the land of the Philistines [for] seven years.

NET Bible
So the woman did as the prophet said. She and her family went and lived in the land of the Philistines for seven years.

New Heart English Bible
The woman arose, and did according to the word of the man of God. She went with her household, and lived in the land of the Philistines seven years.

World English Bible
The woman arose, and did according to the word of the man of God. She went with her household, and lived in the land of the Philistines seven years.

Young's Literal Translation
And the woman riseth, and doth according to the word of the man of God, and goeth, she and her household, and sojourneth in the land of the Philistines seven years.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Shunammite's Land Restored
1Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, “Arise, you and your household; go and live as a foreigner wherever you can. For the LORD has decreed a seven-year famine, and it has already come to the land.” 2So the woman had proceeded to do as the man of God had instructed. And she and her household lived as foreigners for seven years in the land of the Philistines. 3At the end of seven years, when the woman returned from the land of the Philistines, she went to the king to appeal for her house and her land.…

Cross References
2 Kings 8:1
Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, "Arise, you and your household; go and live as a foreigner wherever you can. For the LORD has decreed a seven-year famine, and it has already come to the land."

2 Kings 8:3
At the end of seven years, when the woman returned from the land of the Philistines, she went to the king to appeal for her house and her land.


Treasury of Scripture

And the woman arose, and did after the saying of the man of God: and she went with her household, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.

with

1 Timothy 5:8
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

land

Judges 3:3
Namely, five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, and the Hivites that dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount Baalhermon unto the entering in of Hamath.

1 Samuel 27:1-3
And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand…









(2) After the saying.--According to the word.

In the land of the Philistines.--The lowlands of the coast were not so subject to droughts as the limestone highlands of Israel. (Comp. Genesis 12:10; Genesis 26:1.) The Philistines, besides, dealt with foreign traders who put in to their shores. (Comp. Joel 3:4-6.)

Verse 2. - And the woman arose, and did after the saying of the man of God. It is a satisfaction to find that there was yet faith in Israel. There were still those to whom the prophet was the mouthpiece of God, who waited on his words, and accepted them as Divine commands whereto they were ready to render immediate and entire obedience. It is conjectured by some that the woman had become a widow, and fallen into comparative poverty; but the narrative gives no indication of this. Even opulent persons have to migrate in times of severe dearth. And she went with her household, and sojourned in the land of the philistines. Philistia was a great grain country (Judges 15:5), and, though not altogether exempt from famine, was less exposed to it than either Judaea or Samaria. The soil was exceedingly fertile, and the vapors from the Mediterranean descended upon it in clews and showers, when their beneficial influence was not felt further inland. The Shunammite may have had other reasons for fixing her residence in the Philistine country; but probably she was chiefly determined in her choice by its proximity and its productiveness. Seven years. As long, i.e., as the famine lasted (see the last clause of ver. 1).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So the woman
הָֽאִשָּׁ֔ה (hā·’iš·šāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

got ready
וַתָּ֙קָם֙ (wat·tā·qām)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

and did
וַתַּ֕עַשׂ (wat·ta·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

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

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

had instructed.
כִּדְבַ֖ר (kiḏ·ḇar)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

She
הִיא֙ (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

and her household
וּבֵיתָ֔הּ (ū·ḇê·ṯāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

lived as foreigners
וַתָּ֥גָר (wat·tā·ḡār)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1481: To turn aside from the road, sojourn, to shrink, fear, to gather for, hostility

for seven
שֶׁ֥בַע (še·ḇa‘)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

years
שָׁנִֽים׃ (šā·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 8141: A year

in the land
בְּאֶֽרֶץ־ (bə·’e·reṣ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 776: Earth, land

of the Philistines.
פְּלִשְׁתִּ֖ים (pə·liš·tîm)
Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia


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