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

  • 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.
  • Abel Subramony
    This chapter tells that we must trust our God all the time.When we got a problem we must seek him first.We must not seek help from foreign gods or people that practice sootsaying.If we do not put our God first he will he will be jealous and angry and he will allow distarous things to happen to us.When we trust in him he will answer by fire.
  • Ar
    Gloria 's 2 kings ch 1 comment . You can find a little more information if you search on Internet. It will lead you to certain pages, where you can learn a little more about Elijah
  • Gloria
    It seems Elijah appears out of nowhere, while other prophets can be traced to their tribes and heritage. There is no clear indication of his background, and makes me wonder if some books of the Bible are missing. Is it just me thinking this?

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