2 Kings 6:26

“And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying, Help, my lord, O king.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Kings 6:26

And as the king of Israel was passing by vpon the wall, there cried a woman vnto him, saying, Helpe, my lord, O king.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall a woman cried out to him, saying, "Help, my lord, O king!"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying, Help, my lord, O king.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when the king of Israel was going by on the wall, a woman came crying out to him, and said, Help! my lord king.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman to him saying, Help, my lord O king!
- Darby Bible

And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman to him, saying, Help, my lord, O king.
- Webster's Bible

As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, a woman cried to him, saying, "Help, my lord, O king!"
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass, the king of Israel is passing by on the wall, and a woman hath cried unto him, saying, `Save, my lord, O king.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying: 'Help, my lord, O king.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Kings 6:26

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 6:26


6:24 Ben - hadad - He whom Ahab wickedly spared, now comes to requite his kindness, and to fulfil that Divine prediction. Ben - hadad was a name very frequent among the kings of Syria, if not common to them all.

6:25 Famine in Samaria - Probably the siege was so sudden, that they had no time to lay in provisions. Pieces - Supposed to be shekels; and the common shekel being valued at fifteen pence of English money, this amounts to five pounds. A vast price, especially for that which had on it so little meat, and that unwholesome and unclean. A kab - A measure containing twenty - four eggs. Dung - This Hebrew word is of a doubtful signification, and no where else used, probably it means a sort of pease, which in the Arabick language (near a - kin to the Hebrew) is called doves dung: for this was a food much in use amongst the poorer Israelites, and was a very coarse food, and therefore fit to be joined with the asses head: and a kab was the usual measure of all sorts of grains and fruits of that sort.

6:27 Whence shall I help thee - Dost thou ask of me corn or wine, which I want for myself? If God does not, I cannot help thee. Creatures are helpless things without God. Every creature is all that, and only that which God makes it to be.


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