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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Kings 4:7


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    King James Bible - 2 Kings 4:7

    Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.

    World English Bible

    Then she came and told the man of God. He said, "Go, sell the
    oil, and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest."

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Kings 4:7

    And she came, and told the man of God. And he said: Go, sell the
    oil, and pay thy creditor: and thou and thy sons live of the rest.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the
    oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children on the remainder.

    Original Hebrew

    ותבא
    935 ותגד 5046 לאישׁ 376 האלהים 430 ויאמר 559 לכי 1980 מכרי 4376 את 853 השׁמן 8081 ושׁלמי 7999 את 853 נשׁיכי 5386 ואת 859 בניכי 1121 תחיי 2421 בנותר׃ 3498

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    VERSE (7) -
    Ps 37:21 Ro 12:17 Php 4:8 1Th 2:9,10; 4:12 2Th 3:7-12

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:7

    Vino ella luego , y lo contó al varón de Dios, el cual dijo: Ve, y vende este aceite, y paga a tus acreedores; y tú y tus hijos vivid de lo que quedare.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 4:7

    Verse 7. Go, sell the
    oil, and pay thy debt] He does not inveigh against the cruelty of this creditor, because the law and custom of the country gave him the authority on which he acted; and rather than permit a poor honest widow to have her children sold, or that even a Philistine should suffer loss who had given credit to a genuine Israelite, he would work a miracle to pay a debt which, in the course of providence, it was out of her power to discharge.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 7. Then she came and told the man of
    God , etc.] Elisha the prophet, what had been done, what a quantity of oil she had, and advised with him what was to be done with it: and he said, go, sell thy oil, and pay thy debt ; what was thus miraculously produced was no doubt very good and excellent, and would fetch a good price; and she is therefore bid to turn it into money, and pay her debts with it; she was not to keep it all for her own use, and indulge to luxury with it, but first pay her just debt, as everyone ought to do that is able: and live thou and thy children of the rest ; so that it seems there was enough to pay her debt with it, rid her of her troubles, and somewhat remaining for the support of herself and children.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-7 -
    Elisha's miracles were acts of real charity: Christ's were so; not onl great wonders, but great favours to those for whom they were wrought God magnifies his goodness with his power. Elisha readily received poor widow's complaint. Those that leave their families under a load of debt, know not what trouble they cause. It is the duty of all wh profess to follow the Lord, while they trust to God for daily bread not to tempt him by carelessness or extravagance, nor to contrac debts; for nothing tends more to bring reproach upon the gospel, or distresses their families more when they are gone. Elisha put the widow in a way to pay her debt, and to maintain herself and her family. Thi was done by miracle, but so as to show what is the best method to assist those who are in distress, which is, to help them to improve by their own industry what little they have. The oil, sent by miracle continued flowing as long as she had empty vessels to receive it. We are never straitened in God, or in the riches of his grace; all ou straitness is in ourselves. It is our faith that fails, not his promise. He gives more than we ask: were there more vessels, there is enough in God to fill them; enough for all, enough for each; and the Redeemer's all-sufficiency will only be stayed from the supplying the wants of sinners and saving their souls, when no more apply to him for salvation. The widow must pay her debt with the money she received for her oil. Though her creditors were too hard with her, yet they must be paid, even before she made any provision for her children. It is one of the main laws of the Christian religion, that we pay every just debt and give every one his own, though we leave ever so little for ourselves; and this, not of constraint, but for conscience' sake. Thos who bear an honest mind, cannot with pleasure eat their daily bread unless it be their own bread. She and her children must live upon the rest; that is, upon the money received for the oil, with which the must put themselves into a way to get an honest livelihood. We cannot now expect miracles, yet we may expect mercies, if we wait on God, an seek to him. Let widows in particular depend upon him. He that has all hearts in his hand, can, without a miracle, send as effectual a supply.


    Original Hebrew

    ותבא 935 ותגד 5046 לאישׁ 376 האלהים 430 ויאמר 559 לכי 1980 מכרי 4376 את 853 השׁמן 8081 ושׁלמי 7999 את 853 נשׁיכי 5386 ואת 859 בניכי 1121 תחיי 2421 בנותר׃ 3498


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