2 Kings 4:5
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New International Version
She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring.

King James Bible
So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.

Darby Bible Translation
And she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons: they brought [the vessels] to her, and she poured out.

World English Bible
So she went from him, and shut the door on her and on her sons; they brought the containers to her, and she poured out.

Young's Literal Translation
And she goeth from him, and shutteth the door upon her, and upon her sons; they are bringing nigh unto her, and she is pouring out,

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Commentary
Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

she went

2 Kings 5:11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand...

1 Kings 17:15,16 And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days...

Luke 1:45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.

Hebrews 11:7,8 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house...

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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
2 Kings 4:4
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."

2 Kings 4:6
When all the jars were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another one." But he replied, "There is not a jar left." Then the oil stopped flowing.

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