2 Kings 6:12
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English Standard Version
And one of his servants said, “None, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom.”

King James Bible
And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.

American Standard Version
And one of his servants said, Nay, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And one of his servants said: No one, my lord O king: but Eliseus the prophet, that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel all the words, that thou speakest in thy privy chamber.

English Revised Version
And one of his servants said, Nay, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.

Webster's Bible Translation
And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bed-chamber.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When he showed Elisha, in answer to his inquiry, the place where it had fallen, the latter cut off a stick and threw it thither (into the water) and made the iron flow, i.e., float (יצף from צוּף, to flow, as in Deuteronomy 11:4); whereupon the prophets' pupil picked the axe out of the water with his hand. The object of the miracle was similar to that of the stater in the fish's mouth (Matthew 17:27), or of the miraculous feeding, namely, to show how the Lord could relieve earthly want through the medium of His prophet. The natural interpretation of the miracle, which is repeated by Thenius, namely, that "Elisha struck the eye of the axe with the long stick which he thrust into the river, so that the iron was lifted by the wood," needs no refutation, since the raising of an iron axe by a long stick, so as to make it float in the water, is impossible according to the laws of gravitation.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

None [heb] No
Elisha

2 Kings 5:3,8,13-15 And she said to her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy...

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

telleth

2 Kings 6:9,10 And the man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, Beware that you pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down...

Isaiah 29:15 Woe to them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who sees us?...

Jeremiah 23:23,24 Am I a God at hand, said the LORD, and not a God afar off...

Daniel 2:22,23,28-30,47 He reveals the deep and secret things: he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him...

Daniel 4:9-18 O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in you, and no secret troubles you...

thy bed chamber

Psalm 139:1-4 O lord, you have searched me, and known me...

Ecclesiastes 10:20 Curse not the king, no not in your thought; and curse not the rich in your bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice...

Cross References
Exodus 8:3
The Nile shall swarm with frogs that shall come up into your house and into your bedroom and on your bed and into the houses of your servants and your people, and into your ovens and your kneading bowls.

2 Kings 6:9
But the man of God sent word to the king of Israel, "Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Syrians are going down there."

2 Kings 6:11
And the mind of the king of Syria was greatly troubled because of this thing, and he called his servants and said to them, "Will you not show me who of us is for the king of Israel?"

2 Kings 6:13
And he said, "Go and see where he is, that I may send and seize him." It was told him, "Behold, he is in Dothan."

Ecclesiastes 10:20
Even in your thoughts, do not curse the king, nor in your bedroom curse the rich, for a bird of the air will carry your voice, or some winged creature tell the matter.

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