New Living Translation
Elisha was still at Jericho when they returned. "Didn't I tell you not to go?" he asked.
King James Bible
And when they came again to him, (for he tarried at Jericho,) he said unto them, Did I not say unto you, Go not?
Darby Bible Translation
And they came again to him (now he was staying at Jericho); and he said to them, Did I not say to you, Go not?
World English Bible
They came back to him, while he stayed at Jericho; and he said to them, "Didn't I tell you, 'Don't go?'"
Young's Literal Translation
and they turn back unto him -- and he is abiding in Jericho -- and he saith unto them, 'Did I not say unto you, Do not go?'
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Commentary2 Kings 2:18 Parallel Commentaries
We read, that this city was not only wasted by Joshua with fire and sword, but cursed also. "Cursed be he before the Lord, who shall rise up and build that city Jericho," Joshua 6:26. "Nor was another city to be built (says the Talmudists), which was to be called by the name of Jericho: nor was Jericho itself to be built, although to be called by another name." And yet I know not by what chance this city crept out of dust and rubbish, lived again, and flourished, and became the second city to Jerusalem. …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Consolations against the Fear of Death.
The Healing of the Waters
The Country of Jericho, and the Situation of the City.
2 Kings 2:17
But they kept urging him until they shamed him into agreeing, and he finally said, "All right, send them." So fifty men searched for three days but did not find Elijah.
2 Kings 2:19
One day the leaders of the town of Jericho visited Elisha. "We have a problem, my lord," they told him. "This town is located in pleasant surroundings, as you can see. But the water is bad, and the land is unproductive."
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