New International Version
Then he asked her, "What's the matter?" She answered, "This woman said to me, 'Give up your son so we may eat him today, and tomorrow we'll eat my son.'
King James Bible
And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.
Darby Bible Translation
And the king said to her, What aileth thee? And she said, This woman said to me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to-day, and we will eat my son to-morrow.
World English Bible
The king said to her, "What ails you?" She answered, "This woman said to me, 'Give your son, that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.'
Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith to her, 'What -- to thee?' and she saith, 'This woman said unto me, Give thy son, and we eat him to-day, and my son we eat to-morrow;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If the Lord do not help thee - Some read this as an imprecation, May God save thee not! how can I save thee?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
What aileth thee
Give thy son
LibraryYoung Man! a Prayer for You
THIS YOUNG MAN waited upon a prophet: he could not have had a more instructive occupation; yet his eyes needed to be opened. He was well disposed towards good things, for the tone of his language to his master shows that he was heartily at one with him; but his eyes were not yet half opened. Being in great alarm for his master's safety, he ran to him to warn him: good servants should be their master's best friends. In return, his believing master prays for him. If we desire the good of our servants, …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 37: 1891
The Absolute Godhood of God is Seen in Administration
Meditations for the Morning.
Letter xix (A. D. 1127) to Suger, Abbot of S. Denis
Because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege, you will eat the fruit of the womb, the flesh of the sons and daughters the LORD your God has given you.
the afterbirth from her womb and the children she bears. For in her dire need she intends to eat them secretly because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of your cities.
As they shouted after them, the Danites turned and said to Micah, "What's the matter with you that you called out your men to fight?"
2 Kings 6:27
The king replied, "If the LORD does not help you, where can I get help for you? From the threshing floor? From the winepress?"
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