2 Kings 7:16
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English Standard Version
Then the people went out and plundered the camp of the Syrians. So a seah of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the LORD.

King James Bible
And the people went out, and spoiled the tents of the Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the LORD.

American Standard Version
And the people went out, and plundered the camp of the Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was'sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the people going out pillaged the camp of the Syrians: and a bushel of fine flour was sold for a stater, and two bushels of barley for a stater, according to the word of the Lord.

English Revised Version
And the people went out, and spoiled the camp of the Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the people went out, and plundered the tents of the Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the LORD.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When these lepers (these, pointing back to 2 Kings 7:3.) came into the camp which the Syrians had left, they first of all satisfied their own hunger with the provisions which they found in the tents, and then took different valuables and concealed them. But their consciences were soon aroused, so that they said: We are not doing right; this day is a day of joyful tidings: if we are silent and wait till the morning light, guilt will overtake us; "for it is the duty of citizens to make known things relating to public safety" (Grotius). They then resolved to announce the joyful event in the king's palace, and reported it to the watchman at the city gate. העיר שׁער stands as a generic term in a collective sense for the persons who watched at the gate; hence the following plural להם, and in 2 Kings 7:11 השּׁערים. "And the gate-keepers cried out (what they had heard) and reported it in the king's palace."

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

spoiled the tents

1 Samuel 17:53 And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents.

2 Chronicles 14:12-15 So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled...

2 Chronicles 20:25 And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them...

Job 27:16,17 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay...

Psalm 68:12 Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.

Isaiah 33:1,4,23 Woe to you that spoil, and you were not spoiled; and deal treacherously...

according to

2 Kings 7:1 Then Elisha said, Hear you the word of the LORD; Thus said the LORD...

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it?...

Isaiah 44:26 That confirms the word of his servant, and performes the counsel of his messengers; that said to Jerusalem, You shall be inhabited...

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Cross References
2 Kings 7:1
But Elisha said, "Hear the word of the LORD: thus says the LORD, Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria."

2 Kings 7:15
So they went after them as far as the Jordan, and behold, all the way was littered with garments and equipment that the Syrians had thrown away in their haste. And the messengers returned and told the king.

Isaiah 33:23
Your cords hang loose; they cannot hold the mast firm in its place or keep the sail spread out. Then prey and spoil in abundance will be divided; even the lame will take the prey.

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