2 Kings 5:18

“In this thing the LORD pardon thy servant, that when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon thy servant in this thing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In this thing the Lord pardon thy seruant, that when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and hee leaneth on my hand, and I bow myselfe in the house of Rimmon: when I bow downe my selfe in the house of Rimmon, the Lord pardon thy seruant in this thing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"In this matter may the LORD pardon your servant: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, when I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon your servant in this matter."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In this thing Jehovah pardon thy servant: when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, when I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, Jehovah pardon thy servant in this thing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But may your servant have the Lord's forgiveness for this one thing: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon for worship there, supported on my arm, and my head is bent in the house of Rimmon; when his head is bent in the house of Rimmon, may your servant have the Lord's forgiveness for this thing.
- Basic English Bible

In this thing Jehovah pardon thy servant: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to bow down there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon -- when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, Jehovah pardon thy servant, I pray thee, in this thing.
- Darby Bible

In this thing the LORD pardon thy servant, that when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon thy servant in this thing.
- Webster's Bible

In this thing may Yahweh pardon your servan: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon. When I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, may Yahweh pardon your servant in this thing."
- World English Bible

For this thing Jehovah be propitious to thy servant, in the coming in of my lord into the house of Rimmon to bow himself there, and he was supported by my hand, and I bowed myself [in] the house of Rimmon; for my bowing myself in the house of Rimmon Jehovah be propitious, I pray thee, to thy servant in this thing.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

In this thing the LORD pardon thy servant: when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I prostrate myself in the house of Rimmon, when I prostrate myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon thy servant in this thing.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 5:18


5:18 Rimmon - A Syrian idol, called here by the LXX, Remman, and #Acts 7:43|, Remphan. My hand - Or, arm, upon which, the king leaned, either for state, or for support.


Discussion for 2 Kings 5

  • Elly
    We should alway be Humble before the Lord and listen to His voice
  • I really admire the courage this little girl had to stand up and express her faith in Jehovah. She must have heard about all the past miracles of Jehovah and this helped to strengthen her faith.
  • JANICE
    v2 little handmaiden should love and concern. It was her faith that made it all happen. v7 v8 King is arrogant, unbending, non caring. v11 Naanam was too honorable to get in dirty water until his servant showed him the error of his ways. v20 Gehazi means vision but even though he had been with the man of God he lost his vision and sinned as we all do at times. He had an eager and selfish desire.
  • OLARINOYE DAVID O. for verse 17
    He seems that,he has made up him mind not to worship any other gods again except the God of Elisah and decidede to bring the sand of the land of Israel along with him so that he can use it to make small altar to worship GOD ALMIGHTY.
  • Matt
    Many times we become like Naaman and come just in site of our healing, but our pride can blind us to it. Even in our hardest of times and afflictions we won 't allow ourselves to do the simplest things.
  • Macattack
    Gehazi wanted what Naaman had, and he got it!

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