2 Kings 5:16

“But he said, As the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But he said, As the Lord liueth, before whom I stand, I will receiue none: And hee vrged him to take it, but he refused.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But he said, "As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will take nothing. And he urged him to take {it,} but he refused."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he said, As Jehovah liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he said, By the life of the Lord whose servant I am, I will take nothing from you. And he did his best to make him take it but he would not.
- Basic English Bible

But he said, As Jehovah liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none! And he urged him to take it; but he refused.
- Darby Bible

But he said, As the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.
- Webster's Bible

But he said, "As Yahweh lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none." He urged him to take it; but he refused.
- World English Bible

And he saith, `Jehovah liveth, before whom I have stood -- if I take [it];' and he presseth on him to take, and he refuseth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But he said: 'As the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none.' And he urged him to take it; but he refused.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 5:16


5:16 He refused - Not that he thought it unlawful to receive presents, which he did receive from others, but because of the special circumstances of the case; this being much for the honour of God that the Syrians should see the generous piety, and kindness of his ministers and servants, and how much they despised all that worldly wealth and glory, which the prophets of the Gentiles so greedily sought after.


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