New International Version
The woman proceeded to do as the man of God said. She and her family went away and stayed in the land of the Philistines seven years.
King James Bible
And the woman arose, and did after the saying of the man of God: and she went with her household, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.
Darby Bible Translation
And the woman rose up, and did according to the saying of the man of God, and went, she and her household, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.
World English Bible
The woman arose, and did according to the word of the man of God. She went with her household, and lived in the land of the Philistines seven years.
Young's Literal Translation
And the woman riseth, and doth according to the word of the man of God, and goeth, she and her household, and sojourneth in the land of the Philistines seven years.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then spake Elisha - As this is the relation of an event far past, the words should be translated, "But Elisha had spoken unto the woman whose son he had restored unto life; and the woman had arisen, and acted according to the saying of the man of God, and had gone with her family, and had sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years." What is mentioned in these two verses happened several years before the time specified in the third verse. See the observations at the end of the preceding chapter, 2 Kings 7:17 (note).
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2 Kings 8:1
Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, "Go away with your family and stay for a while wherever you can, because the LORD has decreed a famine in the land that will last seven years."
2 Kings 8:3
At the end of the seven years she came back from the land of the Philistines and went to appeal to the king for her house and land.
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