2 Kings 2:7

“And fiftie men of the sonnes of the Prophets went, and stood to view afarre off: and they two stood by Iordan.”

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Other Translations

And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.
- King James Version

Now fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood opposite {them} at a distance, while the two of them stood by the Jordan.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood over against them afar off: and they two stood by the Jordan.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went out and took their places facing them a long way off, while the two of them were by the edge of Jordan.
- Basic English Bible

And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood opposite afar off; and they two stood by the Jordan.
- Darby Bible

And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.
- Webster's Bible

Fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood opposite them at a distance; and they both stood by the Jordan.
- World English Bible


- Youngs Literal Bible

And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood over against them afar off; and they two stood by the Jordan.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 2:7


2:7 To view - To observe this great event, Elijah's translation to heaven, which they expected every moment: and whereof they desired to be spectators, not to satisfy their own curiosity, but that they might be witnesses of it to others.


Discussion for 2 Kings 2

  • Ronnie Alexander
    God is Good
  • Richard Mears
    Stephen, while I mostly agree with your mostly unstated premise that the children of today are getting worse and worse, I disagree with your analysis. It is totally and completely different to mock a Christian for looking for the return of Jesus in the rapture...and simply calling someone 'bald'. Is that a sin? Is it such a dreadful sin that children should be slaughtered for calling someone bald?
  • Steven Lacey-James
    Take the bible LITERALLY!

    The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY (Jesus Christ) knows ALL things, like knowing the future of those children and what they would amount to and ultimately that they would end up in Hell.

    btw...Confessing that Jesus Christ IS GOD COME IN THE FLESH is THE salvation issue.
  • Stephen Botts
    The children are like many today that mock Christians for looking for the return of Jesus in the Rapture.
  • April
    Eric: I'm curious as to why you think what you think?.
  • Eric
    Maybe the prophet needs some guidence. He might be lost.

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