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

  • 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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