2 Kings 1:5

“And when the messengers turned back unto him, he said unto them, Why are ye now turned back?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when the messengers turned backe vnto him, he said vnto them, Why are ye now turned backe?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When the messengers returned to him he said to them, "Why have you returned?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the messengers returned unto him, and he said unto them, Why is it that ye are returned?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the men he had sent came back to the king; and he said to them, Why have you come back?
- Basic English Bible

And the messengers returned to him; and he said to them, Why have ye returned?
- Darby Bible

And when the messengers turned back to him, he said to them, Why have ye now returned?
- Webster's Bible

The messengers returned to him, and he said to them, "Why is it that you have returned?"
- World English Bible

And the messengers turn back unto him, and he saith unto them, `What [is] this -- ye have turned back!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the messengers returned unto him, and he said unto them: 'Why is it that ye are returned?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 1:5


1:5 Why, &c. - Before you have been at Ekron: which he knew by their quick return.


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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