2 Kings 4:38

“ And Elisha came againe to Gilgal, and there was a dearth in the land, and the sonnes of the Prophets were sitting before him: and hee said vnto his seruant, Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sonnes of the Prophets.”

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And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and [there was] a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets [were] sitting before him: and he said unto his servant, Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the prophets.
- King James Version

When Elisha returned to Gilgal, {there was} a famine in the land. As the sons of the prophets were sitting before him, he said to his servant, "Put on the large pot and boil stew for the sons of the prophets."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Elisha came again to Gilgal. And there was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him; and he said unto his servant, Set on the great pot, and boil pottage for the sons of the prophets.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Elisha went back to Gilgal, now there was very little food in the land; and the sons of the prophets were seated before him. And he said to his servant, Put the great pot on the fire, and make soup for the sons of the prophets.
- Basic English Bible

And Elisha came again to Gilgal. And there was a famine in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him. And he said to his servant, Set on the great pot, and boil pottage for the sons of the prophets.
- Darby Bible

And Elisha came again to Gilgal. And there was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him: and he said to his servant, Set on the great pot, and boil pottage for the sons of the prophets.
- Webster's Bible

Elisha came again to Gilgal. There was a famine in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him; and he said to his servant, "Set on the great pot, and boil stew for the sons of the prophets."
- World English Bible

And Elisha hath turned back to Gilgal, and the famine [is] in the land, and the sons of the prophets are sitting before him, and he saith to his young man, `Set on the great pot, and boil pottage for the sons of the prophets.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Elisha came again to Gilgal; and there was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him; and he said unto his servant: 'Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the prophets.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for 2 Kings 4

  • Anne
    The woman in this chapter took care of the prophet of God and received a prophet's reward.
    She was blessed abundantly.
  • Tony Searight
    TOPIC: Is Your Family Alive And Well? 2King 4:24-27 24Then she saddled an **, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee. 25 So she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite: 26 Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well. 27 And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone for her soul is vexed within her: and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.
  • Pastor Dave for verse 3
    It 's simply saying that we should enlarge or expound our coasts or horizons
  • Joseph
    God gives hope,streight,power when there is none
  • Whilst we know of God being averse of doing anything without informing first his servants the prophets see Amos 3 7 ,here we observe God in HIS typical providential nature and divine foresight, 'hiding ' death in order to reveal resurrection power to man.
  • Lungile Maseko
    God is able to multiply the little, to give what you do 'nt have and to restore what is what is dead in our lives.

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