2 Kings 1:8

“And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loynes: and he said, It is Eliiah the Tishbite.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They answered him, "{He was} a hairy man with a leather girdle bound about his loins. And he said, "It is Elijah the Tishbite.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they answered him, He was a hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they said in answer, He was a man clothed in a coat of hair, with a leather band about his body. Then he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.
- Basic English Bible

And they said to him, He was a man in a hairy [garment], and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.
- Darby Bible

And they answered him, He was a hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.
- Webster's Bible

They answered him, "He was a hairy man, and wearing a leather belt around his waist." He said, "It is Elijah the Tishbite."
- World English Bible

And they say unto him, `A man -- hairy, and a girdle of skin girt about his loins;' and he saith, `He [is] Elijah the Tishbite.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they answered him: 'He was a hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins.' And he said: 'It is Elijah the Tishbite.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 1:8


1:8 An hairy man - His garment was rough and hairy, such as were worn by eminent persons in Greece, in ancient times; and were the proper habit of the prophets. Girdle - As John the baptist also had. That by his very outward habit, he might represent Elijah, in whose spirit and power he came.


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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