2 Kings 6:18
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English Standard Version
And when the Syrians came down against him, Elisha prayed to the LORD and said, “Please strike this people with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness in accordance with the prayer of Elisha.

King James Bible
And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

American Standard Version
And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto Jehovah, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the enemies came down to him, but Eliseus prayed to the Lord, saying: Strike, I beseech thee, this people with blindness. And the Lord struck them with blindness, according to the word of Eliseus.

English Revised Version
And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

2 Kings 6:18 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Then one of the servants answered, "No, my lord king," i.e., it is not we who disclose thy plans to the king of Israel, "but Elisha the prophet tells him what thou sayest in thy bed-chamber;" whereupon the king of Syria inquired where the prophet lived, and sent a powerful army to Dothan, with horses and chariots, to take him prisoner there. Dothan (see Genesis 37:17), which according to the Onom. was twelve Roman miles to the north of Samaria, has been preserved under its old name in a Tell covered with ruins to the south-west of Jenin, on the caravan-road from Gilead to Egypt (see Rob. Bibl. Res. p. 158, and V. de Velde, Journey, i. pp. 273,274).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Smite this people Confound their sight, so that they may not know what they see; and so mistake one place for another. The word {sanverim}, rendered {blindness}, occurs only here and in

Genesis 19:11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great...

on which see the Note

Deuteronomy 28:28 The LORD shall smite you with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:

Job 5:14 They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope in the noonday as in the night.

Zechariah 12:4 In that day, said the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness...

John 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

John 12:40 He has blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart...

Acts 13:11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is on you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a season...

Romans 11:7 What then? Israel has not obtained that which he seeks for; but the election has obtained it, and the rest were blinded.

Cross References
Genesis 19:11
And they struck with blindness the men who were at the entrance of the house, both small and great, so that they wore themselves out groping for the door.

2 Kings 6:19
And Elisha said to them, "This is not the way, and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom you seek." And he led them to Samaria.

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