2 Kings 2:22

“So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Kings 2:22

So the waters were healed vnto this day, according to the saying of Elisha, which he spake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So the waters have been purified to this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spoke.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spake.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the water was made sweet again to this day, as Elisha said.
- Basic English Bible

And the waters were healed to this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spoke.
- Darby Bible

So the waters were healed to this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spoke.
- Webster's Bible

So the waters were healed to this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spoke.
- World English Bible

And the waters are healed unto this day, according to the word of Elisha, that he spake.
- Youngs Literal Bible

So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spoke.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Kings 2:22

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 2:22


2:20 A new cruse - That there might be no legal pollution in it which might offend God, and hinder his miraculous operation. Put salt - A most improper remedy; for salt naturally makes waters brackish, and lands barren. Hereby therefore he would shew, that this was effected solely by the Divine power, which could work either without means, or against them.

2:21 Death - Hurt, or danger, to man or beast, by drinking of it.

2:23 To Beth - el - To the other school of prophets, to inform them of Elijah's translation, and his succession to the same office; and to direct, and comfort, and stablish them. Children - Or, young men: as this Hebrew word often signifies. It is more than probable they were old enough to discern between good and evil. The city - Beth - el was the mother - city of idolatry, where the prophets planted themselves, that they might bear witness against it, and dissuade the people from it; though, it seems, they had but small success there. Mocked him - With great petulancy and vehemency, as the word signifies; deriding both his person and ministry, and that from a prophane contempt of the true religion, and a passionate love to that idolatry which they knew he opposed. Go up - Go up into heaven, whither thou pretendest Elijah is gone. Why didst not thou accompany thy friend and master to heaven? Bald - head - So they mock his natural infirmity, which is a great sin. The repetition shews their heartiness and earnestness, that it was no sudden slip of their tongue, but a scoff proceeding from a rooted impiety and hatred of God and his prophets. And very probably it was their usual practice, to jeer the prophets as they went along the streets, that they might expose them to contempt, and if possible drive them out of their town. Had the abuse done to Elisha been the first offence of the kind, they might not have been so severely punished. But mocking the messengers of the Lord, was one of the crying sins of Israel.

2:24 Cursed them - Nor was this punishment too great for the offence, if it be considered, that their mocking proceeded from a great malignity of mind against God; that they mocked not only a man, and an ancient man, whose very age commanded reverence; and a prophet; but even God himself, and that glorious work of God, the assumption of Elijah into heaven; that they might be guilty of many other heinous crimes, which God and the prophet knew; and were guilty of idolatry, which by God's law deserved death; that the idolatrous parents were punished in their children; and that, if any of these children were more innocent, God might have mercy upon their souls, and then this death was not a misery, but a real blessing to them, that they were taken away from that education which was most likely to expose them not only to temporal, but eternal destruction. In the name - Not from any revengeful passion, but by the motion of God's Spirit, and by God's command and commission. God did this, partly, for the terror and caution of all other idolaters and prophane persons who abounded in that place; partly, to vindicate the honour, and maintain the authority of his prophets; and particularly, of Elisha, now especially, in the beginning of his sacred ministry. Children - This Hebrew word signifies not only young children, but also those who are grown up to maturity, as #Gen 32:22|, 34:4, 37:30, Ruth 1:5.


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