2 Kings 5:8
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
It happenedוַיְהִ֞י
(vay·hi)
1961: to fall out, come to pass, become, bea prim. root
when Elishaאֱלִישָׁ֣ע
(e·li·sha)
477: "God is salvation," a well-known Isr. prophetcontr. from Elishua
the manאִישׁ־
(ish-)
376: manfrom an unused word
of Godהָאֱלֹהִ֗ים
(ha·'e·lo·him)
430: God, godpl. of eloah
heardכִּשְׁמֹ֣עַ
(kish·mo·a')
8085: to heara prim. root
that the kingמֶֽלֶךְ־
(me·lech-)
4428: kingfrom an unused word
of Israelיִשְׂרָאֵל֙
(yis·ra·'el)
3478: "God strives," another name of Jacob and his desc.from sarah and el
had tornקָרַ֤ע
(ka·ra)
7167: to teara prim. root
his clothes,בְּגָדָ֔יו
(be·ga·dav,)
899b: a garment, coveringfrom bagad
that he sentוַיִּשְׁלַח֙
(vai·yish·lach)
7971: to senda prim. root
[word] to the king,הַמֶּ֣לֶךְ
(ham·me·lech)
4428: kingfrom an unused word
saying,לֵאמֹ֔ר
(le·mor,)
559: to utter, saya prim. root
"Whyלָ֥מָּה
(lam·mah)
4100: what? how? anythinga prim. interrogative and indefinite particle
have you tornקָרַ֖עְתָּ
(ka·ra'·ta)
7167: to teara prim. root
your clothes?בְּגָדֶ֑יךָ
(be·ga·dei·cha;)
899b: a garment, coveringfrom bagad
Nowנָ֣א
(na)
4994: I (we) pray, nowa prim. particle of entreaty or exhortation
let him comeיָבֹֽא־
(ya·vo-)
935: to come in, come, go in, goa prim. root
to me, and he shall knowוְיֵדַ֕ע
(ve·ye·da)
3045: to knowa prim. root
that thereיֵ֥שׁ
(yesh)
3426: being, substance, existence, isof uncertain derivation
is a prophetנָבִ֖יא
(na·vi)
5030: a spokesman, speaker, prophetfrom an unused word
in Israel."בְּיִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃
(be·yis·ra·'el.)
3478: "God strives," another name of Jacob and his desc.from sarah and el









KJV Lexicon
And it was so when Elisha
'Eliysha`  (el-ee-shaw')
Elisha, the famous prophet -- Elisha.
the man
'iysh  (eesh)
a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation)
of God
'elohiym  (el-o-heem')
angels, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty.
had heard
shama`  (shaw-mah')
to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.)
that the king
melek  (meh'-lek)
a king -- king, royal.
of Israel
Yisra'el  (yis-raw-ale')
he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity: --Israel.
had rent
qara`  (kaw-rah')
to rend, literally or figuratively (revile, paint the eyes, as if enlarging them) -- cut out, rend, surely, tear.
his clothes
beged  (behg'-ed)
a covering, i.e. clothing; also treachery or pillage -- apparel, cloth(-es, ing), garment, lap, rag, raiment, robe, very (treacherously), vesture, wardrobe.
that he sent
shalach  (shaw-lakh')
to send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications)
to the king
melek  (meh'-lek)
a king -- king, royal.
saying
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)
Wherefore hast thou rent
qara`  (kaw-rah')
to rend, literally or figuratively (revile, paint the eyes, as if enlarging them) -- cut out, rend, surely, tear.
thy clothes
beged  (behg'-ed)
a covering, i.e. clothing; also treachery or pillage -- apparel, cloth(-es, ing), garment, lap, rag, raiment, robe, very (treacherously), vesture, wardrobe.
let him come
bow'  (bo)
to go or come (in a wide variety of applications)
now to me and he shall know
yada`  (yaw-dah')
to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially
that there is
yesh  (yaysh)
entity; used adverbially or as a copula for the substantive verb; there is or are
a prophet
nabiy'  (naw-bee')
a prophet or (generally) inspired man -- prophecy, that prophesy, prophet.
in Israel
Yisra'el  (yis-raw-ale')
he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity: --Israel.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
It happened when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, that he sent word to the king, saying, "Why have you torn your clothes? Now let him come to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel."

King James Bible
And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel tore his clothes, he sent a message to the king, "Why have you torn your clothes? Have him come to me, and he will know there is a prophet in Israel."

International Standard Version
When Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, he sent a message to the king and asked, "Why did you tear your clothes? Please, let the man come visit me and he will learn that there is a prophet in Israel!"

NET Bible
When Elisha the prophet heard that the king had torn his clothes, he sent this message to the king, "Why did you tear your clothes? Send him to me so he may know there is a prophet in Israel."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But when Elisha, the man of God, heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, he sent a messenger to the king. He asked, "Why did you tear your clothes? Please let Naaman come to me and find out that there is a prophet in Israel."

King James 2000 Bible
And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Why have you torn your clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.
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