2 Kings 4:3

“Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then hee said, Goe, borrow thee vessels abroad, of all thy neighbours; euen emptie vessels, borrow not a few.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then he said, "Go, borrow vessels at large for yourself from all your neighbors, {even} empty vessels; do not get a few.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbors, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then he said, Go out to all your neighbours and get vessels, a very great number of them.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, Go, borrow for thyself vessels abroad from all thy neighbours, empty vessels; let it not be few;
- Darby Bible

Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbors, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
- Webster's Bible

Then he said, "Go, borrow containers from of all your neighbors, even empty containers. Don't borrow just a few.
- World English Bible

And he saith, `Go, ask for thee vessels from without, from all thy neighbours -- empty vessels -- let [them] not be few;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then he said: 'Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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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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