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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Kings 3:15


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    King James Bible - 2 Kings 3:15

    But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the LORD came upon him.

    World English Bible

    But now bring me a minstrel." It happened, when the minstrel played, that the
    hand of Yahweh came on him.

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Kings 3:15

    But now bring me hither a minstrel. And when the minstrel played, the
    hand of the Lord came upon him, and he said:

    Webster's Bible Translation

    But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the
    hand of the LORD came upon him.

    Original Hebrew

    ועתה
    6258 קחו 3947 לי  מנגן 5059  והיה 1961  כנגן 5059  המנגן 5059  ותהי 1961  עליו 5921  יד 3027  יהוה׃ 3068  

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    VERSE (15) -
    1Ki 18:46 Eze 1:3; 3:14,22; 8:1 Ac 11:21

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:15

    Mas ahora traedme un tañedor. Y mientras el tañedor tocaba, la mano del SEÑOR vino sobre él;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 3:15

    Verse 15. Bring me a
    minstrel.] A person who played on the harp. The rabbins, and many Christians, suppose that Elisha's mind was considerably irritated and grieved by the bad behaviour of the young men at Beth-el, and their tragical end, and by the presence of the idolatrous king of Israel; and therefore called for Divine psalmody, that it might calm his spirits, and render him more susceptible of the prophetic influence. To be able to discern the voice of God, and the operation of his hand, it is necessary that the mind be calm, and the passions all in harmony, under the direction of reason; that reason may be under the influence of the Divine Spirit.

    The hand of the Lord came upon him.] The playing of the harper had the desired effect; his mind was calmed, and the power of God descended upon him. This effect of music was generally acknowledged in every civilized nation. Cicero, in his Tusculan Questions, lib. iv., says, that "the Pythagoreans were accustomed to calm their minds, and soothe their passions, by singing and playing upon the harp." Pythagoraei mentes suas a cogitationum intentione cantu fidibusque ad tranquillitatem traducebant. I have spoken elsewhere of the heathen priests who endeavoured to imitate the true prophets, and were as actually filled with the devil as the others were with the true God. The former were thrown into violent agitations and contortions by the influence of the demons which possessed them, while the latter were in a state of the utmost serenity and composure.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 15. But now bring me a minstrel , etc.] A piper, a man that knows how to play upon the harp, as the Targum; according to Procopius Gazaeus, this was one of the Levites he ordered to be fetched, who was used to the spiritual melody of David, and could play on musical instruments as he directed. This he did to allay his passion, and compose his spirits, ruffled at the sight of Jehoram, and to fit him to receive prophetic inspiration, which sometimes came upon the Lord’s prophets when thus employed, (see 1 Samuel 10:5). Some think the music the prophet called for is that sort the Greeks call “harmony”, which is the gravest and saddest, and settles the affections: and it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him ; the spirit of prophecy, as the Targum, which came by the power of God, and as a gift from his hand.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 6-19 - The king of
    Israel laments their distress, and the danger they were in He called these kings together, yet he charges it upon Providence. Thu the foolishness of man perverteth his way, and then his heart frettet against the Lord, Pr 19:3. It was well that Jehoshaphat inquired of the Lord now, but it had been much better if he had done it before he engaged in this war. Good men sometimes neglect their duty, til necessity and affliction drive them to it. Wicked people often fare the better for the friendship and society of the godly. To try their fait and obedience, Elisha bids them make the valley full of pits to receiv water. Those who expect God's blessings, must dig pools for the rain to fill, as in the valley of Baca, and thus make even that a well, P 84:6. We need not inquire whence the water came. God is not tied to second causes. They that sincerely seek for the dew of God's grace shall have it, and by it be made more than conquerors.


    Original Hebrew

    ועתה 6258 קחו 3947 לי  מנגן 5059  והיה 1961  כנגן 5059  המנגן 5059  ותהי 1961  עליו 5921  יד 3027  יהוה׃ 3068  


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