2 Kings 4:16

“And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt imbrace a sonne. And she said, Nay my lord, thou man of God, doe not lie vnto thine handmaid.”

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Commentary for 2 Kings 4

And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, [thou] man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.
- King James Version

Then he said, "At this season next year you will embrace a son. And she said, "No, my lord, O man of God, do not lie to your maidservant.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, At this season, when the time cometh round, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thy handmaid.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Elisha said, At this time in the coming year you will have a son in your arms. And she said, No, my lord, O man of God, do not say what is false to your servant.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, At this appointed time, when thy term is come, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, No, my lord, man of God, do not lie to thy handmaid.
- Darby Bible

And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, No, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie to thy handmaid.
- Webster's Bible

He said, "At this season, when the time comes around, you will embrace a son." She said, "No, my lord, you man of God, do not lie to your handmaid."
- World English Bible

and he saith, `At this season, according to the time of life, thou art embracing a son;' and she saith, `Nay, my lord, O man of God, do not lie unto thy maid-servant.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said: 'At this season, when the time cometh round, thou shalt embrace a son.' And she said: 'Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thy handmaid.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Commentary for 2 Kings 4

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 4:16

4:16 Do not lie - Do not delude me with vain hopes. She could not believe it for joy.


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