2 Kings 6:21

“And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Kings 6:21

And the king of Israel saide vnto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the king of Israel when he saw them, said to Elisha, "My father, shall I kill them? Shall I kill them?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the king of Israel, when he saw them, said to Elisha, My father, am I to put them to the sword?
- Basic English Bible

And the king of Israel said to Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite? shall I smite [them]?
- Darby Bible

And the king of Israel said to Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?
- Webster's Bible

The king of Israel said to Elisha, when he saw them, "My father, shall I strike them? Shall I strike them?"
- World English Bible

And the king of Israel saith unto Elisha, at his seeing them, `Do I smite -- do I smite -- my father?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them: 'My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Kings 6:21

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 6:21


6:22 Wouldest thou smite - It is against the laws of humanity, to kill captives, though thou thyself hast taken them with thy own sword and bow; which might seem to give thee some colour to destroy them; but much more unworthy will it be in cold blood to kill these, whom not thy arms, but God's providence hath put into thy hands. Set bread - Give them meat and drink, which may refresh and strengthen them for their journey. This was an action of singular piety and charity, in doing good to their enemies, which was much to the honour of the true religion; and of no less prudence, that hereby the hearts of the Syrians might be mollified towards the Israelites.

6:23 No more - For some considerable time.


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