2 Kings 4:2

“And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Elisha said vnto her, What shall I doe for thee? Tell mee, what hast thou in the house? And shee sayd, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, saue a pot of oyle.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Elisha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house? And she said, "Your maidservant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me; what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thy handmaid hath not anything in the house, save a pot of oil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Elisha said to her, What am I to do for you? say now, what have you in the house? And she said, Your servant has nothing in the house but a pot of oil.
- Basic English Bible

And Elisha said to her, What shall I do for thee? Tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thy handmaid has not anything at all in the house but a pot of oil.
- Darby Bible

And Elisha said to her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thy handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.
- Webster's Bible

Elisha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me: what do you have in the house?" She said, "Your handmaid has nothing in the house, except a pot of oil."
- World English Bible

And Elisha saith unto her, `What do I do for thee? declare to me, what hast thou in the house?' and she saith, `Thy maid-servant hath nothing in the house except a pot of oil.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Elisha said unto her: `What shall I do for thee? tell me; what hast thou in the house?' And she said: 'Thy handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 4:2


4:2 What shall I - How shall I relieve thee, who am myself poor?


Discussion for 2 Kings 4

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    God is manifesting Himself through Elisha who has received double portion of his master Elijah's anointing.
  • God is faithful to give us not only the desires of the heart but also supplies o
    I love this lesson because once had no children and I told the lord I wanted children like all my friends and the prophet told me I would be the mother of many children. They told me I would have a son and it would not be long from now. They said soon will go to the doctor and he might just tell you that you are pregnant right now. I went to the doctor and he confirmed I was indeed pregnant.
  • SAINT
    CommentThe woman exercised faith by runing to the prophet and answering him that all was well while it was not so. and Gpd raised her son acording to her pronoucement. God of Elija is great.
  • Kirianki
    We should be faithful before the lord always
  • AG Samuel
    Our LORD is very steadfast in His character and doings that in every thing He does, Life is certain! Only for a little season debt reigned in the son of the prophets's family; only for a little while did the food in the pot remain bitter; only for a few hours did the Shunamite's son remain dead. The moment the power of God becomes active via faith in us as was seen in Elijah's, everything bows!
  • Bernard
    Why did he called him

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