New International Version
"Bring me a new bowl," he said, "and put salt in it." So they brought it to him.
King James Bible
And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt in it. And they brought it to him.
World English Bible
He said, "Bring me a new jar, and put salt in it." They brought it to him.
Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'Bring to me a new dish, and place there salt;' and they bring it unto him,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The water is naught, and the ground barren - The barrenness of the ground was the effect of the badness of the water.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Translation of Elijah and the Ascension of Christ
'And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.'--2 KINGS ii. 11. 'And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.'--LUKE xxiv. 51. These two events, the translation of Elijah and the Ascension of our Lord, have sometimes been put side by side in order to show that the latter narrative is nothing …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Gentleness Succeeding Strength
Formation and History of the Hebrew Canon.
The Call of Elisha
2 Kings 2:19
The people of the city said to Elisha, "Look, our lord, this town is well situated, as you can see, but the water is bad and the land is unproductive."
2 Kings 2:21
Then he went out to the spring and threw the salt into it, saying, "This is what the LORD says: 'I have healed this water. Never again will it cause death or make the land unproductive.'"
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