2 Kings 8:3
New International Version
At the end of the seven years she came back from the land of the Philistines and went to appeal to the king for her house and land.

New Living Translation
After the famine ended she returned from the land of the Philistines, and she went to see the king about getting back her house and land.

English Standard Version
And at the end of the seven years, when the woman returned from the land of the Philistines, she went to appeal to the king for her house and her land.

Berean Study Bible
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.

King James Bible
And it came to pass at the seven years' end, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines: and she went forth to cry unto the king for her house and for her land.

New King James Version
It came to pass, at the end of seven years, that the woman returned from the land of the Philistines; and she went to make an appeal to the king for her house and for her land.

New American Standard Bible
Then at the end of seven years, the woman returned from the land of the Philistines; and she went to appeal to the king for her house and for her field.

NASB 1995
At the end of seven years, the woman returned from the land of the Philistines; and she went out to appeal to the king for her house and for her field.

NASB 1977
And it came about at the end of seven years, that the woman returned from the land of the Philistines; and she went out to appeal to the king for her house and for her field.

Amplified Bible
At the end of the seven years the woman returned from the land of the Philistines; and she went to appeal to the king [of Israel] for her house and for her land.

Christian Standard Bible
When the woman returned from the land of the Philistines at the end of seven years, she went to appeal to the king for her house and field.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the woman returned from the land of the Philistines at the end of seven years, she went to appeal to the king for her house and field.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass at the seven years end, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines: and she went forth to cry unto the king for her house and for her land.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And after seven years she returned and came from the land of the Philistines, and she went to cry before the King for her house and for her field.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass after the expiration of the seven years, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines to the city; and came to cry to the king for her house and for her lands.

Contemporary English Version
Then she returned to Israel and immediately begged the king to give back her house and property.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the seven years were ended, the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines, and she went forth to speak to the king for her house, and for her lands.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass at the seven years' end, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines: and she went forth to cry unto the king for her house and for her land.

Good News Translation
At the end of the seven years she returned to Israel and went to the king to ask that her house and her land be restored to her.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At the end of seven years, the woman came home from Philistine territory but left again to make an appeal to the king about her house and land.

International Standard Version
At the end of the seven years, the woman returned from the territory of the Philistines and went to the king in order to file an appeal regarding her house and her grain field.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass at the seven years' end, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines; and she went forth to cry unto the king for her house and for her land.

Literal Standard Version
And it comes to pass, at the end of seven years, that the woman turns back from the land of the Philistines, and goes out to cry to the king for her house and for her field.

NET Bible
After seven years the woman returned from the land of the Philistines and went to ask the king to give her back her house and field.

New Heart English Bible
It happened at the seven years' end, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines. Then she went forth to cry to the king for her house and for her land.

World English Bible
It happened at the seven years' end, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines. Then she went forth to cry to the king for her house and for her land.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, at the end of seven years, that the woman turneth back from the land of the Philistines, and goeth out to cry unto the king, for her house, and for her field.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Shunammite's Land Restored
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. 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. 4Now the king had been speaking to Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, saying, “Please relate to me all the great things Elisha has done.”…

Cross References
2 Kings 8:2
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.

2 Kings 8:4
Now the king had been speaking to Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, saying, "Please relate to me all the great things Elisha has done."


Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass at the seven years' end, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines: and she went forth to cry to the king for her house and for her land.

A.

2 Kings 8:6
And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed unto her a certain officer, saying, Restore all that was hers, and all the fruits of the field since the day that she left the land, even until now.

2 Kings 4:13
And he said unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people.

2 Kings 6:26
And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying, Help, my lord, O king.









(3) At the seven years' end.--Omit the.

She went forth.--From Shunem to Samaria.

For her house and for her land.--Literally, with regard to her house, &c. She found them in the possession of strangers. The State may have occupied the property as abandoned by its owner; or, as is more likely, some neighbouring landowner may have encroached upon her rights. She therefore appealed to the king.

Verse 3. - And it earns to pass at the seven years' end, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines. She stayed no longer than she could help. Her own land, where she could have the ministrations of a "man of God" (2 Kings 4:23), was dear to her; and no sooner had the famine abated than she returned to it. And she went forth to cry unto the king for her house and for her land. During her prolonged absence, some grasping neighbor had seized on the unoccupied house and the uncultivated estate adjoining it, and now refused to restore them to the rightful owner. Widows were especially liable to such treatment on the part of greedy oppressors, since they were, comparatively speaking, weak and defenseless (see Isaiah 10:2; Matthew 23:14). Under such circumstances the injured party would naturally, in an Oriental country, make appeal to the king (comp. 2 Samuel 14:4; 1 Kings 3:16; 2 Kings 6:26, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
At the end
מִקְצֵה֙ (miq·ṣêh)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7097: End, extremity

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

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

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

returned
וַתָּ֥שָׁב (wat·tā·šāḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

from the land
מֵאֶ֣רֶץ (mê·’e·reṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 776: Earth, land

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

she went
וַתֵּצֵא֙ (wat·tê·ṣê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

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

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

to appeal
לִצְעֹ֣ק (liṣ·‘ōq)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6817: To shriek, to proclaim

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

her house
בֵּיתָ֖הּ (bê·ṯāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

and
וְאֶל־ (wə·’el-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

her land.
שָׂדָֽהּ׃ (śā·ḏāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7704: Field, land


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