2 Kings 4:27
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English Standard Version
And when she came to the mountain to the man of God, she caught hold of his feet. And Gehazi came to push her away. But the man of God said, “Leave her alone, for she is in bitter distress, and the LORD has hidden it from me and has not told me.”

King James Bible
And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her: and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.

American Standard Version
And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught hold of his feet. And Gehazi came near to thrust her away; but the man of God said, Let her alone: for her soul is vexed within her; and Jehovah hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when she came to the man of God to the mount, she caught hold on his feet: and Giezi came to remove her. And the man of God said: Let her alone for her soul is in anguish, and the Lord hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.

English Revised Version
And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught hold of his feet. And Gehazi came near to thrust her away; but the man of God said, Let her alone: for her soul is vexed within her; and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is sorrowful within her: and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me?

2 Kings 4:27 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The mother took the dead child at once up to the chamber built for Elisha, laid it upon the bed of the man of God, and shut the door behind her; she then asked her husband, without telling him of the death of the boy, to send a young man with a she-ass, that she might ride as quickly as possible to the man of God; and when her husband asked her, "Wherefore wilt thou go to him to-day, since it is neither new moon nor Sabbath?"

(Note: From these words, Theod., Kimchi, C. a Lap., Vatabl., and others have drawn the correct conclusion, that the pious in Israel were accustomed to meet together at the prophets' houses for worship and edification, on those days which were appointed in the law (Leviticus 23:3; Numbers 28:11.) for the worship of God; and from this Hertz and Hengstenberg have still further inferred, that in the kingdom of the ten tribes not only were the Sabbath and new moons kept, as is evident from Amos 8:5 also, but the prophets supplied the pious in that kingdom with a substitute for the missing Levitical priesthood.)

she replied, shalom; i.e., either "it is all well," or "never mind." For this word, which is used in reply to a question after one's health (see 2 Kings 4:26), is apparently also used, as Clericus has correctly observed, when the object is to avoid giving a definite answer to any one, and yet at the same time to satisfy him.

2 Kings 4:27 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

him by the feet [heb] by his feet

Matthew 28:9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet...

Luke 7:38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head...

thrust

Matthew 15:23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and sought him, saying, Send her away; for she cries after us.

Matthew 20:31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord...

Mark 10:13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.

John 4:27 And on this came his disciples, and marveled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seek you? or, Why talk you with her?

John 12:4-6 Then said one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him...

Let her alone

Mark 14:6 And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble you her? she has worked a good work on me.

John 12:7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying has she kept this.

vexed [heb] bitter

1 Samuel 1:10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD, and wept sore.

Job 10:1 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint on myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Proverbs 14:10 The heart knows his own bitterness; and a stranger does not intermeddle with his joy.

Proverbs 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

hid it from me

2 Kings 6:12 And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel...

Genesis 18:17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;

2 Samuel 7:3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in your heart; for the LORD is with you.

Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets.

John 15:15 From now on I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what his lord does: but I have called you friends...

Cross References
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.

2 Kings 4:26
Run at once to meet her and say to her, 'Is all well with you? Is all well with your husband? Is all well with the child?'" And she answered, "All is well."

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