2 Kings 6:5

“But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But as one was felling a beame, the axe head fell into the water: and hee cryed, and sayd, Alas master, for it was borrowed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water; and he cried out and said, "Alas, my master! For it was borrowed."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But as one was felling a beam, the axe-head fell into the water; and he cried, and said, Alas, my master! for it was borrowed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But one of them, while cutting a board, let the head of his axe go into the water; and he gave a cry, and said, This is a bad business, my master, for it is another's.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass as one was felling a beam, that the iron fell into the water; and he cried and said, Alas, master, and it was borrowed!
- Darby Bible

But as one was felling a beam, the ax head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed.
- Webster's Bible

But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water. Then he cried, and said, "Alas, my master! For it was borrowed."
- World English Bible

and it cometh to pass, the one is felling the beam, and the iron hath fallen into the water, and he crieth and saith, `Alas! my lord, and it asked!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

But as one was felling a beam, the axe-head fell into the water; and he cried, and said: 'Alas, my master! for it was borrowed.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for 2 Kings 6

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    God is working wonders through Elisha. He truly has double portion of his master's (Elijah) spirit.
  • Skha
    This is a powerful chapter that reveals God as our present help in times of need and ever present in our journey of life. David says the Lord sets a table for him before his enemies. This chapter illustrates victory for those who call upon the Lord against their enemies. Powerful chapter and how so perfect the bible goes in harmony from Genesis to Revelation.
  • Etim Okon Akadu
    2-KINGS CHAPTER 6 remains an extraordinary passage of the manifestation of Omnipresence in our faith .And that devine presence envelopes the entire universe at any given point in time and space .
  • Brother Stephens
    That was agreat wonderful chapter on the power of Faith, trust,holy spirit in all Trusting in the LORD.
  • Prophet John for verse 27
    Without divine breaking point from the Lord God, there is no breakthrough.....Genesis 38:28
  • P.stephen
    i wanna preach about 6:16 verse can u suggest bible verses which r support to my selected verse

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