2 Kings 4:43

“And his servitor said, What, should I set this before an hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Kings 4:43

And his seruitour saide, What should I set this before an hundred men? He said againe, Giue the people, that they may eate: for thus saith the Lord, They shall eate, and shall leaue thereof.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

His attendant said, "What, will I set this before a hundred men? But he said, "Give {them} to the people that they may eat, for thus says the LORD, 'They shall eat and have {some} left over.'""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And his servant said, What, should I set this before a hundred men? But he said, Give the people, that they may eat; for thus saith Jehovah, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But his servant said, How am I to put this before a hundred men? But he said, Give it to the people for food; for the Lord says, There will be food for them and some over.
- Basic English Bible

And his attendant said, How shall I set this before a hundred men? And he said, Give the people that they may eat; for thus saith Jehovah: They shall eat, and shall have to spare.
- Darby Bible

And his servitor said, What, should I set this before a hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave of it.
- Webster's Bible

His servant said, "What, should I set this before a hundred men?" But he said, "Give the people, that they may eat; for thus says Yahweh, 'They will eat, and will have some left over.'"
- World English Bible

And his minister saith, `What -- do I give this before a hundred men?' and he saith, `Give to the people, and they eat, for thus said Jehovah, Eat and leave;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And his servant said: 'How should I set this before a hundred men?' But he said: 'Give the people, that they may eat; for thus saith the LORD: They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Kings 4:43

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 4:43


4:41 Into the pot - Together with the pottage which they had taken out of it.

4:42 First fruits - Which were the priests due, #Numb 18:12|, but these, and probably the rest of the priests dues, were usually brought by the pious Israelites, according to their ability and opportunity, to the Lord's prophets, because they were not permitted to carry them to Jerusalem.


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