2 Kings 6:8
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English Standard Version
Once when the king of Syria was warring against Israel, he took counsel with his servants, saying, “At such and such a place shall be my camp.”

King James Bible
Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp.

American Standard Version
Now the king of Syria was warring against Israel; and he took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying: In such and such a place let us lay ambushes.

English Revised Version
Now the king of Syria warred against Israel; and he took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Elisha Causes an Iron Axe to Float. - The following account gives us an insight into the straitened life of the pupils of the prophets. 2 Kings 6:1-4. As the common dwelling-place had become too small for them, they resolved, with Elisha's consent, to build a new house, and went, accompanied by the prophet, to the woody bank of the Jordan to fell the wood that was required for the building. The place where the common abode had become too small is not given, but most of the commentators suppose it to have been Gilgal, chiefly from the erroneous assumption that the Gilgal mentioned in 2 Kings 2:1 was in the Jordan valley to the east of Jericho. Thenius only cites in support of this the reference in לפניך ישׁבים (dwell with thee) to 2 Kings 4:38; but this decides nothing, as the pupils of the prophets sat before Elisha, or gathered together around their master in a common home, not merely in Gilgal, but also in Bethel and Jericho. We might rather think of Jericho, since Bethel and Gilgal (Jiljilia) were so far distant from the Jordan, that there is very little probability that a removal of the meeting-place to the Jordan, such as is indicated by מקום שׁם נעשׂה־לּנוּ, would ever have been thought of from either of these localities.

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the king

2 Kings 6:24 And it came to pass after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria.

1 Kings 20:1,34 And Benhadad the king of Syria gathered all his host together: and there were thirty and two kings with him, and horses, and chariots...

1 Kings 22:31 But the king of Syria commanded his thirty and two captains that had rule over his chariots, saying, Fight neither with small nor great...

took

1 Kings 20:23 And the servants of the king of Syria said to him, Their gods are gods of the hills; therefore they were stronger than we...

Job 5:12,13 He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise...

Proverbs 20:18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Isaiah 7:5-7 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against you, saying...

Isaiah 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nothing; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

camp. or, encamping

Cross References
2 Kings 6:7
And he said, "Take it up." So he reached out his hand and took it.

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."

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