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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Kings 2:8


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    King James Bible - 2 Kings 2:8

    And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground.

    World English Bible

    Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and struck the waters, and they were
    divided here and there, so that they two went over on dry ground.

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Kings 2:8

    And Elias took his mantle and
    folded it together, and struck the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, and they both passed over on dry ground.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were
    divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground.

    Original Hebrew

    ויקח
    3947 אליהו 452 את 853 אדרתו 155 ויגלם 1563 ויכה 5221 את 853 המים 4325 ויחצו 2673 הנה 2008 והנה 2008 ויעברו 5674 שׁניהם 8147 בחרבה׃ 2724

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    VERSE (8) -
    :14 Ex 14:21,22 Jos 3:14-17 Ps 114:5-7 Isa 11:15 Heb 11:29

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:8

    Tomando entonces Elías su manto, lo dobló, e hirió las aguas, las cuales se apartaron a uno y a otro lado, y pasaron ambos en seco.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 2:8

    Verse 8. Took his
    mantle] thn mhlwthn autou, his sheep-skin, says the Septuagint. The skins of beasts, dressed with the hair on, were formerly worn by prophets and priests as the simple insignia of their office. As the civil authority was often lodged in the hands of such persons, particularly among the Jews, mantles of this kind were used by kings and high civil officers when they bore no sacred character. The custom continues to the present day; a lamb's skin hood or cloak is the badge which certain graduates in our universities wear; and the royal robes of kings and great officers of state are adorned with the skins of the animal called the ermine.

    They were divided hither and thither] This was a most astonishing miracle, and could be performed only by the almighty power of God.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 8. And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together , etc.] Folded it up close together, in a position to smite with it; this is thought to be not his hairy garment, but a shorter robe, that was worn upon his shoulders; but the Greek version renders it by “melotes”, and so in ( 2 Kings 2:14), which, according to Isidore f11 , was a goat’s skin, hanging down from the neck, and girt at the loins; and being thus clothed, perhaps, may be the reason of his being called an hairy man, ( 2 Kings 1:8), and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither ; just as Moses lifted up his rod, and the waters of the sea were divided for the Israelites: so that they two went over on dry ground ; in like manner as the Israelites did through the sea.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-8 - The
    Lord had let Elijah know that his time was at hand. He therefor went to the different schools of the prophets to give them his las exhortations and blessing. The removal of Elijah was a type and figur of the ascension of Christ, and the opening of the kingdom of heaven to all believers. Elisha had long followed Elijah, and he would not leav him now when he hoped for the parting blessing. Let not those wh follow Christ come short by tiring at last. The waters of Jordan, or old, yielded to the ark; now, to the prophet's mantle, as a token of God's presence. When God will take up his faithful ones to heaven death is the Jordan which they must pass through, and they find a wa through it. The death of Christ has divided those waters, that the ransomed of the Lord may pass over. O death, where is thy sting, the hurt, thy terror!


    Original Hebrew

    ויקח 3947 אליהו 452 את 853 אדרתו 155 ויגלם 1563 ויכה 5221 את 853 המים 4325 ויחצו 2673 הנה 2008 והנה 2008 ויעברו 5674 שׁניהם 8147 בחרבה׃ 2724


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