2 Kings 2:10

“And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: neuerthelesse, if thou see me, when I am taken from thee, it shall be so vnto thee: but if not, it shall not be so.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He said, "You have asked a hard thing. {Nevertheless,} if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be {so.}"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: `nevertheless', if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, You have made a hard request: still, if you see me when I am taken from you, you will get your desire; but if not, it will not be so.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so to thee; but if not, it shall not be [so].
- Darby Bible

And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou shalt see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so to thee; but if not, it shall not be so.
- Webster's Bible

He said, "You have asked a hard thing. If you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so."
- World English Bible

and he saith, `Thou hast asked a hard thing; if thou dost see me taken from thee, it is to thee so; and if not, it is not.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said: 'Thou hast asked a hard thing; nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 2:10


2:10 A hard thing - A rare and singular blessing, which I cannot promise thee, which only God can give; and he gives it only when, and to whom he pleaseth. If thou seest - This sign he proposed, not without the direction of God's Spirit, that hereby he might engage him more earnestly to wait, and more fervently to pray for this mercy.


Discussion for 2 Kings 2

  • Irene123
    The mantle given to Elisha was - God's doing; not Elisha's. God chose Elisha to replace Elijah as the prophet to HIS people. Elisha, in choosing the 'double portion' did just as God willed. It wasn't Elisha's time for heaven yet.
  • Mukisa francis
    It shows me the power of anointing
  • Nyakno Sunday Eduok
    Please pray for me that Jesus Christ should give me knowledge, wisdom and sound understand
  • LOSE
    I love the Prophetic Protocol of Elisha, he knew that Elija is carrying something great that is y he followed him from Bethel to Jericho Until they crossed Jordan. That was the power of recognising Anointy in the servants of GOD, I PRAY THAT GOD MAY GIVE MY GENERATION THAT SAME SPIRIT OF TAKING FROM THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EVERLASTING KINGDOM
  • Harun kiarie
    Its really appealling how a master gives elisha a choise of wat to be granted thats true leadership
  • Grace Ameh for verse 21
    I love this part of the bible. Expecially how the miracle happened, from the source went forth the healing of the waters. I love the way God works.

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