2 Kings 4:24
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English Standard Version
Then she saddled the donkey, and she said to her servant, “Urge the animal on; do not slacken the pace for me unless I tell you.”

King James Bible
Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.

American Standard Version
Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slacken me not the riding, except I bid thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she saddled an ass, and commanded her servant: Drive, and make haste, make no stay in going. And do that which I bid thee.

English Revised Version
Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slacken me not the riding, except I bid thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

But even the faith of the pious woman was soon to be put to the test, and to be confirmed by a still more glorious revelation of the omnipotence of the Lord, who works through the medium of His prophets. When the child presented to her by God had grown up into a lad, he complained one day to the reapers of the field of a violent headache, saying to his father, "My head, my head!" He was then taken home to his mother, and died at noon upon her knees, no doubt from inflammation of the brain produced by a sunstroke.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Then she

Exodus 4:20 And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them on an donkey, and he returned to the land of Egypt...

1 Samuel 25:20 And it was so, as she rode on the donkey, that she came down by the covert on the hill, and, behold...

1 Kings 13:13,23 And he said to his sons, Saddle me the donkey. So they saddled him the donkey: and he rode thereon...

an ass These animals were not anciently, as now, used only by the lower classes, but were in general use among the noble and chief personages of the East, and it was not unusual for even the husband to walk by the side of his wife while thus riding; the driver, as was the custom, following. The Shunammite, when she went to the prophet, did not desire so much attendance; but only requested her husband to send her an ass and its driver.

Drive

1 Samuel 25:19 And she said to her servants, Go on before me; behold, I come after you. But she told not her husband Nabal.

slack not thy riding for me [heb] restrain not for me to ride

Cross References
Genesis 22:3
So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.

2 Kings 4:23
And he said, "Why will you go to him today? It is neither new moon nor Sabbath." She said, "All is well."

2 Kings 4:25
So she set out and came to the man of God at Mount Carmel. When the man of God saw her coming, he said to Gehazi his servant, "Look, there is the Shunammite.

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