2 Kings 4:23
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New International Version
"Why go to him today?" he asked. "It's not the New Moon or the Sabbath." "That's all right," she said.

King James Bible
And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him to day? it is neither new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Why wilt thou go to him to-day? It is neither new moon nor sabbath. And she said, [It is] well.

World English Bible
He said, "Why would you want go to him today? It is neither new moon nor Sabbath." She said, "It's alright."

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'Wherefore art thou going unto him to-day? -- neither new moon nor sabbath!' and she saith, 'Peace to thee!'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Wherefore wilt thou go - She was a very prudent woman; she would not harass the feelings of her husband by informing him of the death of his son till she had tried the power of the prophet. Though the religion of the true God was not the religion of the state, yet there were no doubt multitudes of the people who continued to worship the true God alone, and were in the habit of going, as is here intimated, on new moons and Sabbaths, to consult the prophet.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

new moon

Numbers 10:10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months...

Numbers 28:11 And in the beginnings of your months you shall offer a burnt offering to the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram...

1 Chronicles 23:31 And to offer all burnt sacrifices to the LORD in the sabbaths, in the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number...

Isaiah 1:13-15 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination to me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies...

well [heb] peace

2 Kings 4:26 Run now, I pray you, to meet her, and say to her, Is it well with you? is it well with your husband? is it well with the child?...

Library
When the Oil Flows
'And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.'--2 KINGS iv. 6. The series of miracles ascribed to Elisha are very unlike most of the wonderful works of even the Old Testament, and still more unlike those of the New. For about a great many of them there seems to have been no special purpose, either doctrinal or otherwise, but simply the relief of trivial and transient distresses.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

That the Grace of Devotion is Acquired by Humility and Self-Denial
The Voice of the Beloved Thou oughtest to seek earnestly the grace of devotion, to ask it fervently, to wait for it patiently and faithfully, to receive it gratefully, to preserve it humbly, to work with it diligently, and to leave to God the time and manner of heavenly visitation until it come. Chiefly oughtest thou to humble thyself when thou feelest inwardly little or no devotion, yet not to be too much cast down, nor to grieve out of measure. God ofttimes giveth in one short moment what He
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Numbers 10:10
Also at your times of rejoicing--your appointed festivals and New Moon feasts--you are to sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, and they will be a memorial for you before your God. I am the LORD your God."

Numbers 28:11
"'On the first of every month, present to the LORD a burnt offering of two young bulls, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect.

2 Kings 4:22
She called her husband and said, "Please send me one of the servants and a donkey so I can go to the man of God quickly and return."

2 Kings 4:24
She saddled the donkey and said to her servant, "Lead on; don't slow down for me unless I tell you."

1 Chronicles 23:31
and whenever burnt offerings were presented to the LORD on the Sabbaths, at the New Moon feasts and at the appointed festivals. They were to serve before the LORD regularly in the proper number and in the way prescribed for them.

Amos 8:5
saying, "When will the New Moon be over that we may sell grain, and the Sabbath be ended that we may market wheat?"-- skimping on the measure, boosting the price and cheating with dishonest scales,

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