2 Kings 1:4

“Now therefore thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah departed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now therefore, thus sayeth the Lord, Thou shalt not come downe from that bed on which thou art gone vp, but shalt surely die. And Eliiah departed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now therefore thus says the LORD, 'You shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but you shall surely die.' Then Elijah departed."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now therefore thus saith Jehovah, Thou shalt not come down from the bed whither thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah departed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give ear then to the words of the Lord: You will never again get down from the bed on to which you have gone up, but death will certainly come to you. Then Elijah went away.
- Basic English Bible

Now therefore thus saith Jehovah: Thou shalt not come down from the bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt certainly die. And Elijah departed.
- Darby Bible

Now therefore thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah departed.
- Webster's Bible

Now therefore thus says Yahweh, "You shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die."'" Elijah departed.
- World English Bible

and therefore, thus said Jehovah, The bed whither thou hast gone up, thou dost not come down from it, for thou dost certainly die;' and Elijah goeth on.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now therefore thus saith the LORD: Thou shalt not come down from the bed whither thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.' And Elijah departed.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for 2 Kings 1

  • Rebecca
    The captain of the 3rd fifty acknowledged God in Elijah and humbled himself before Him and he was spared with his fifty.Anybody that acknowledges God will be honored accordingly.
  • Mitch
    this king had sought out answers before from evil sources
    and judgement came upon him without remedy. the poor 102
    innocent or guilty with him.
  • AG SAMUEL
    That Elijah knew his Master(Our Lord God) and put forth his total faith in Him is quite eminent and encouraging to us saints of God! Imagine the first set of chosen 50 soldiers and the second batch and finally the third who runs the king's
    serious errands(i.e life and death
    matters)comes already charged and with
    their rough/crude weapons and yet
    Elijah didn't run away nor hide himself.
  • Anne
    We should enquire of the Creator (God) not the created.
    "Thou shall have no other gods before me" says God. Ex. 20:3.
  • Emits Hunter
    THAT we to put God in our life first. We also should trust God.
  • Reelman
    Elijah was a Tisbite and of the inhabitants of Gilead.

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