2 Kings 7:16
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New International Version
Then the people went out and plundered the camp of the Arameans. So a seah of the finest flour sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley sold for a shekel, as the LORD had said.

King James Bible
And the people went out, and spoiled the tents of the Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
And the people went out and plundered the camp of the Syrians; and the measure of fine flour was at a shekel, and two measures of barley at a shekel, according to the word of Jehovah.

World English Bible
The people went out, and plundered the camp of the Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was [sold] for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And the people go out and spoil the camp of Aram, and there is a measure of fine flour at a shekel, and two measures of barley at a shekel, according to the word of Jehovah.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

All the way was full of garments and vessels - A manifest proof of the hurry and precipitancy with which they fled.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

spoiled the tents

1 Samuel 17:53 And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents.

2 Chronicles 14:12-15 So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled...

2 Chronicles 20:25 And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them...

Job 27:16,17 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay...

Psalm 68:12 Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.

Isaiah 33:1,4,23 Woe to you that spoil, and you were not spoiled; and deal treacherously...

according to

2 Kings 7:1 Then Elisha said, Hear you the word of the LORD; Thus said the LORD...

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it?...

Isaiah 44:26 That confirms the word of his servant, and performes the counsel of his messengers; that said to Jerusalem, You shall be inhabited...

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

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Silent Christians
'Then they said one to another, We do not well; this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace; if we tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come upon us; now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king's household.'--2 KINGS vii. 9. The city of Samaria was closely besieged, and suffering all the horrors of famine. Women were boiling and eating their children, and the most revolting garbage was worth its weight in silver. Four starving lepers, sitting by the gate, plucked
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Elisha's Closing Ministry
Called to the prophetic office while Ahab was still reigning, Elisha had lived to see many changes take place in the kingdom of Israel. Judgment upon judgment had befallen the Israelites during the reign of Hazael the Syrian, who had been anointed to be the scourge of the apostate nation. The stern measures of reform instituted by Jehu had resulted in the slaying of all the house of Ahab. In continued wars with the Syrians, Jehoahaz, Jehu's successor, had lost some of the cities lying east of the
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
2 Kings 7:1
Elisha replied, "Hear the word of the LORD. This is what the LORD says: About this time tomorrow, a seah of the finest flour will sell for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel at the gate of Samaria."

2 Kings 7:15
They followed them as far as the Jordan, and they found the whole road strewn with the clothing and equipment the Arameans had thrown away in their headlong flight. So the messengers returned and reported to the king.

Isaiah 33:23
Your rigging hangs loose: The mast is not held secure, the sail is not spread. Then an abundance of spoils will be divided and even the lame will carry off plunder.

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