2 Kings 6:17

“And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Elisha prayed, and sayde, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and hee saw: and behold, the mountaine was full of horses, and charets of fire round about Elisha.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Elisha prayed and said, "O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see. And the LORD opened the servant's eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Elisha prayed, and said, Jehovah, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And Jehovah opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Elisha made a prayer to the Lord, saying, Lord, let his eyes be open so that he may see. And the Lord made the young man's eyes open; and he saw that all the mountain was full of horses and carriages of fire round Elisha.
- Basic English Bible

And Elisha prayed and said, Jehovah, I pray thee, open his eyes that he may see. And Jehovah opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw; and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
- Darby Bible

And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire around Elisha.
- Webster's Bible

Elisha prayed, and said, "Yahweh, please open his eyes, that he may see." Yahweh opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire around Elisha.
- World English Bible

And Elisha prayeth, and saith, `Jehovah, open, I pray Thee, his eyes, and he doth see;' and Jehovah openeth the eyes of the young man, and he seeth, and lo, the hill is full of horses and chariots of fire, round about Elisha.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Elisha prayed, and said: `LORD, I pray Thee, open his eyes, that he may see.' And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw; and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 6:17


6:17 He saw, &c. - Fire is both dreadful and devouring: that power which was engaged for Elisha, could both terrify and consume the assailants. Elijah gave a specimen of Divine justice, when he called for flames of fire on the heads of his persecutors to consume them. Elisha gives a specimen of Divine mercy, in heaping coals of fire on the heads of his persecutors to melt them.


Discussion for 2 Kings 6:17

  • God created many dimensions and Heavenly and Demonic beings exist in those dimensions, in the air above your head.
  • Fatmata B. Kabba for verse 17
    Worshipping God continually in truth and in sincerity backed up with faith consciously aware of HIS presence, no devil can withstand the consuming fire of God around us.
  • I think that the message we are to learn is that although it seems we are alone and there is no possible way for victory, God has us surrounded by his angels and we are always protected and that God will take care of us.
  • Yaw Sarpong for verse 17
    The LORD whom we serve is a consuming fire,we must worship HIM in truth.God is real.by faith we can also call for fire,if only we can serve HIM in truth.

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