2 Kings 4:7
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New International Version
She went and told the man of God, and he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left."

King James Bible
Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.

Darby Bible Translation
And she came and told the man of God; and he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou [and] thy sons on the rest.

World English Bible
Then she came and told the man of God. He said, "Go, sell the oil, and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest."

Young's Literal Translation
And she cometh and declareth to the man of God, and he saith, 'Go, sell the oil, and repay thy loan; and thou and thy sons do live of the rest.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt - He does not inveigh against the cruelty of this creditor, because the law and custom of the country gave him the authority on which he acted; and rather than permit a poor honest widow to have her children sold, or that even a Philistine should suffer loss who had given credit to a genuine Israelite, he would work a miracle to pay a debt which, in the course of providence, it was out of her power to discharge.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 37:21 The wicked borrows, and pays not again: but the righteous shows mercy, and gives.

Romans 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure...

1 Thessalonians 2:9,10 For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail: for laboring night and day, because we would not be chargeable to any of you...

1 Thessalonians 4:12 That you may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that you may have lack of nothing.

2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 For yourselves know how you ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you...

debt. or, creditor

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
1 Kings 12:22
But this word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God:

2 Kings 4:9
She said to her husband, "I know that this man who often comes our way is a holy man of God.

2 Kings 4:21
She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, then shut the door and went out.

2 Kings 6:9
The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: "Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there."

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