New American Standard Bible
Then she said, "Did I ask for a son from my lord? Did I not say, 'Do not deceive me'?"
King James Bible
Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?
Darby Bible Translation
And she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?
World English Bible
Then she said, "Did I desire a son of my lord? Didn't I say, Do not deceive me?"
Young's Literal Translation
And she saith, 'Did I ask a son from my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Great grief shrinks from putting itself into words. The Shunammite cannot bring herself to say, "My son is dead;" but by reproaching the prophet with having "deceived" her, she sufficiently indicates her loss.
Now, let every mother and father here present know assuredly that it is well with the child, if God hath taken it away from you in its infant days. You never heard its declaration of faith--it was not capable of such a thing--it was not baptized into the Lord Jesus Christ, not buried with him in baptism; it was not capable of giving that "answer of a good conscience towards God;" nevertheless, you may rest assured that it is well with the child, well in a higher and a better sense than it is well …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 7: 1861
Abram's Horror of Great Darkness.
2 Kings 4:16
Then he said, "At this season next year you will embrace a son." And she said, "No, my lord, O man of God, do not lie to your maidservant."
2 Kings 4:29
Then he said to Gehazi, "Gird up your loins and take my staff in your hand, and go your way; if you meet any man, do not salute him, and if anyone salutes you, do not answer him; and lay my staff on the lad's face."
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