New International Version
Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side."
King James Bible
And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.
Darby Bible Translation
and go in, and shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and pour out into all those vessels, and set aside what is full.
World English Bible
You shall go in, and shut the door on you and on your sons, and pour out into all those containers; and you shall set aside that which is full."
Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast entered, and shut the door upon thee, and upon thy sons, and hast poured out into all these vessels, and the full ones thou dost remove.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Save a pot of oil - Oil was used as aliment, for anointing the body after bathing, and to anoint the dead. Some think that this pot of oil was what this widow had kept for her burial: see Matthew 26:12.
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LibraryWhen 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
2 Kings 4:3
Elisha said, "Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don't ask for just a few.
2 Kings 4:5
She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring.
2 Kings 4:33
He went in, shut the door on the two of them and prayed to the LORD.
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