2 Kings 2:7

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

And fiftie men of the sonnes of the Prophets went, and stood to view afarre off: and they two stood by Iordan.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.


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