| 2 Kings 6 - Versions
| 2 Kings 6 Text (WEB)
- The sons of the prophets said to Elisha, "See now, the place where we dwell before you is too small for us.
- Please let us go to the Jordan, and every man take a beam from there, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell." He answered, "Go!"
- One said, "Please be pleased to go with your servants." He answered, "I will go."
- So he went with them. When they came to the Jordan, they cut down wood.
- 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."
- The man of God asked, "Where did it fall?" He showed him the place. He cut down a stick, threw it in there, and made the iron float.
- He said, "Take it." So he put out his hand and took it.
- Now the king of Syria was warring against Israel; and he took counsel with his servants, saying, "My camp will be in such and such a place."
- The man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, "Beware that you not pass such a place; for the Syrians are coming down there."
- The king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of; and he saved himself there, not once nor twice.
- The heart of the king of Syria was very troubled about this. He called his servants, and said to them, "Won't you show me which of us is for the king of Israel?"
- One of his servants said, "No, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom."
- He said, "Go and see where he is, that I may send and get him." It was told him, saying, "Behold, he is in Dothan."
- Therefore he sent horses, chariots, and a great army there. They came by night, and surrounded the city.
- When the servant of the man of God had risen early, and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was around the city. His servant said to him, "Alas, my master! What shall we do?"
- He answered, "Don't be afraid; for those who are with us are more than those who are with them."
- 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.
- When they came down to him, Elisha prayed to Yahweh, and said, "Please strike this people with blindness." He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
- Elisha said to them, "This is not the way, neither is this the city. Follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom you seek." He led them to Samaria.
- It happened, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, "Yahweh, open the eyes of these men, that they may see." Yahweh opened their eyes, and they saw; and behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.
- The king of Israel said to Elisha, when he saw them, "My father, shall I strike them? Shall I strike them?"
- He answered, "You shall not strike them. Would you strike those whom you have taken captive with your sword and with your bow? Set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master."
- He prepared great feast for them. When they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. The bands of Syria stopped raiding the land of Israel.
- It happened after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his army, and went up and besieged Samaria.
- There was a great famine in Samaria. Behold, they besieged it, until a donkey's head was sold for eighty pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a kab of dove's dung for five pieces of silver.
- As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, a woman cried to him, saying, "Help, my lord, O king!"
- He said, "If Yahweh doesn't help you, from where could I help you? From of the threshing floor, or from the winepress?"
- The king said to her, "What ails you?" She answered, "This woman said to me, 'Give your son, that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.'
- So we boiled my son, and ate him: and I said to her on the next day, 'Give your son, that we may eat him;' and she has hidden her son."
- It happened, when the king heard the words of the woman, that he tore his clothes (now he was passing by on the wall); and the people looked, and behold, he had sackcloth underneath on his flesh.
- Then he said, "God do so to me, and more also, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stay on him this day."
- But Elisha was sitting in his house, and the elders were sitting with him. Then the king sent a man from before him; but before the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, "Do you see how this son of a murderer has sent to take away my head? Behold, when the messenger comes, shut the door, and hold the door shut against him. Isn't the sound of his master's feet behind him?"
- While he was still talking with them, behold, the messenger came down to him. Then he said, "Behold, this evil is from Yahweh. Why should I wait for Yahweh any longer?"
| 2 Kings 6 Text (Hebrew)
- ויאמרו בני־הנביאים אל־אלישע הנה־נא המקום אשר אנחנו ישבים שם לפניך צר ממנו׃
- נלכה־נא עד־הירדן ונקחה משם איש קורה אחת ונעשה־לנו שם מקום לשבת שם ויאמר לכו׃
- ויאמר האחד הואל נא ולך את־עבדיך ויאמר אני אלך׃
- וילך אתם ויבאו הירדנה ויגזרו העצים׃
- ויהי האחד מפיל הקורה ואת־הברזל נפל אל־המים ויצעק ויאמר אהה אדני והוא שאול׃
- ויאמר איש־האלהים אנה נפל ויראהו את־המקום ויקצב־עץ וישלך־שמה ויצף הברזל׃
- ויאמר הרם לך וישלח ידו ויקחהו׃ ף
- ומלך ארם היה נלחם בישראל ויועץ אל־עבדיו לאמר אל־מקום פלני אלמני תחנתי׃
- וישלח איש האלהים אל־מלך ישראל לאמר השמר מעבר המקום הזה כי־שם ארם נחתים׃
- וישלח מלך ישראל אל־המקום אשר אמר־לו איש־האלהים ונשמר שם לא אחת ולא שתים׃
- ויסער לב מלך־ארם על־הדבר הזה ויקרא אל־עבדיו ויאמר אליהם הלוא תגידו לי מי משלנו אל־מלך ישראל׃
- ויאמר אחד מעבדיו לוא אדני המלך כי־אלישע הנביא אשר בישראל יגיד למלך ישראל את־הדברים אשר תדבר בחדר משכבך׃
- ויאמר לכו וראו איכה הוא ואשלח ואקחהו ויגד־לו לאמר הנה בדתן׃
- וישלח־שמה סוסים ורכב וחיל כבד ויבאו לילה ויקפו על־העיר׃
- וישכם משרת איש האלהים לקום ויצא והנה־חיל סובב את־העיר וסוס ורכב ויאמר נערו אליו אהה אדני איכה נעשה׃
- ויאמר אל־תירא כי רבים אשר אתנו מאשר אותם׃
- ויתפלל אלישע ויאמר יהוה פקח־נא את־עיניו ויראה ויפקח יהוה את־עיני הנער וירא והנה ההר מלא סוסים ורכב אש סביבת אלישע׃
- וירדו אליו ויתפלל אלישע אל־יהוה ויאמר הך־נא את־הגוי־הזה בסנורים ויכם בסנורים כדבר אלישע׃
- ויאמר אלהם אלישע לא זה הדרך ולא זה העיר לכו אחרי ואוליכה אתכם אל־האיש אשר תבקשון וילך אותם שמרונה׃
- ויהי כבאם שמרון ויאמר אלישע יהוה פקח את־עיני־אלה ויראו ויפקח יהוה את־עיניהם ויראו והנה בתוך שמרון׃
- ויאמר מלך־ישראל אל־אלישע כראתו אותם האכה אכה אבי׃
- ויאמר לא תכה האשר שבית בחרבך ובקשתך אתה מכה שים לחם ומים לפניהם ויאכלו וישתו וילכו אל־אדניהם׃
- ויכרה להם כרה גדולה ויאכלו וישתו וישלחם וילכו אל־אדניהם ולא־יספו עוד גדודי ארם לבוא בארץ ישראל׃ ף
- ויהי אחרי־כן ויקבץ בן־הדד מלך־ארם את־כל־מחנהו ויעל ויצר על־שמרון׃
- ויהי רעב גדול בשמרון והנה צרים עליה עד היות ראש־חמור בשמנים כסף ורבע הקב בחמשה־כסף׃
- ויהי מלך ישראל עבר על־החמה ואשה צעקה אליו לאמר הושיעה אדני המלך׃
- ויאמר אל־יושעך יהוה מאין אושיעך המן־הגרן או מן־היקב׃
- ויאמר־לה המלך מה־לך ותאמר האשה הזאת אמרה אלי תני את־בנך ונאכלנו היום ואת־בני נאכל מחר׃
- ונבשל את־בני ונאכלהו ואמר אליה ביום האחר תני את־בנך ונאכלנו ותחבא את־בנה׃
- ויהי כשמע המלך את־דברי האשה ויקרע את־בגדיו והוא עבר על־החמה וירא העם והנה השק על־בשרו מבית׃
- ויאמר כה־יעשה־לי אלהים וכה יוסף אם־יעמד ראש אלישע בן־שפט עליו היום׃
- ואלישע ישב בביתו והזקנים ישבים אתו וישלח איש מלפניו בטרם יבא המלאך אליו והוא אמר אל־הזקנים הראיתם כי־שלח בן־המרצח הזה להסיר את־ראשי ראו כבא המלאך סגרו הדלת ולחצתם אתו בדלת הלוא קול רגלי אדניו אחריו׃
- עודנו מדבר עםם והנה המלאך ירד אליו ויאמר הנה־זאת הרעה מאת יהוה מה־אוחיל ליהוה עוד׃ ס
| 2 Kings 6 Text (Latin)
- Dixerunt autem filii prophetarum ad Eliseum : Ecce locus, in quo habitamus coram te, angustus est nobis.
- Eamus usque ad Jordanem, et tollant singuli de silva materias singulas, ut ædificemus nobis ibi locum ad habitandum. Qui dixit : Ite.
- Et ait unus ex illis : Veni ergo et tu cum servis tuis. Respondit : Ego veniam.
- Et abiit cum eis. Cumque venissent ad Jordanem, cædebant ligna.
- Accidit autem, ut cum unus materiam succidisset, caderet ferrum securis in aquam : exclamavitque ille, et ait : Heu heu heu domine mi, et hoc ipsum mutuo acceperam.
- Dixit autem homo Dei : Ubi cecidit ? At ille monstravit ei locum. Præcidit ergo lignum, et misit illuc : natavitque ferrum,
- et ait : Tolle. Qui extendit manum, et tulit illud.
- Rex autem Syriæ pugnabat contra Israël, consiliumque iniit cum servis suis, dicens : In loco illo et illo ponamus insidias.
- Misit itaque vir Dei ad regem Israël, dicens : Cave ne transeas in locum illum : quia ibi Syri in insidiis sunt.
- Misit itaque rex Israël ad locum quem dixerat ei vir Dei, et præoccupavit eum, et observavit se ibi non semel neque bis.
- Conturbatumque est cor regis Syriæ pro hac re : et convocatis servis suis, ait : Quare non indicatis mihi quis proditor mei sit apud regem Israël ?
- Dixitque unus servorum ejus : Nequaquam, domine mi rex, sed Eliseus propheta, qui est in Israël, indicat regi Israël omnia verba quæcumque locutus fueris in conclavi tuo.
- Dixitque eis : Ite, et videte ubi sit : ut mittam, et capiam eum. Annuntiaveruntque ei, dicentes : Ecce in Dothan.
- Misit ergo illuc equos et currus, et robur exercitus : qui cum venissent nocte, circumdederunt civitatem.
- Consurgens autem diluculo minister viri Dei, egressus, vidit exercitum in circuitu civitatis, et equos et currus : nuntiavitque ei, dicens : Heu heu heu, domine mi, quid faciemus ?
- At ille respondit : Noli timere : plures enim nobiscum sunt, quam cum illis.
- Cumque orasset Eliseus, ait : Domine, aperi oculos hujus, ut videat. Et aperuit Dominus oculos pueri, et vidit : et ecce mons plenus equorum, et curruum igneorum, in circuitu Elisei.
- Hostes vero descenderunt ad eum : porro Eliseus oravit ad Dominum, dicens : Percute, obsecro, gentem hanc cæcitate. Percussitque eos Dominus, ne viderent, juxta verbum Elisei.
- Dixit autem ad eos Eliseus : Non est hæc via, neque ista est civitas : sequimini me, et ostendam vobis virum quem quæritis. Duxit ergo eos in Samariam :
- cumque ingressi fuissent in Samariam, dixit Eliseus : Domine, aperi oculos istorum, ut videant. Aperuitque Dominus oculos eorum, et viderunt se esse in medio Samariæ.
- Dixitque rex Israël ad Eliseum, cum vidisset eos : Numquid percutiam eos, pater mi ?
- At ille ait : Non percuties : neque enim cepisti eos gladio, et arcu tuo, ut percutias : sed pone panem et aquam coram eis, ut comedant, et bibant, et vadant ad dominum suum.
- Appositaque est eis ciborum magna præparatio, et comederunt, et biberunt, et dimisit eos, abieruntque ad dominum suum, et ultra non venerunt latrones Syriæ in terram Israël.
- Factum est autem post hæc, congregavit Benadad rex Syriæ universum exercitum suum, et ascendit, et obsidebat Samariam.
- Factaque est fames magna in Samaria : et tamdiu obsessa est, donec venundaretur caput asini octoginta argenteis, et quarta pars cabi stercoris columbarum quinque argenteis.
- Cumque rex Israël transiret per murum, mulier quædam exclamavit ad eum, dicens : Salva me, domine mi rex.
- Qui ait : Non te salvat Dominus : unde te possum salvare ? de area, vel de torculari ? Dixitque ad eam rex : Quid tibi vis ? Quæ respondit :
- Mulier ista dixit mihi : Da filium tuum, ut comedamus eum hodie, et filium meum comedemus cras.
- Coximus ergo filium meum, et comedimus. Dixique ei die altera : Da filium tuum, ut comedamus eum. Quæ abscondit filium suum.
- Quod cum audisset rex, scidit vestimenta sua, et transibat per murum. Viditque omnis populus cilicium, quo vestitus erat ad carnem intrinsecus.
- Et ait rex : Hæc mihi faciat Deus, et hæc addat, si steterit caput Elisei filii Saphat super ipsum hodie.
- Eliseus autem sedebat in domo sua, et senes sedebant cum eo. Præmisit itaque virum : et antequam veniret nuntius ille, dixit ad senes : Numquid scitis quod miserit filius homicidæ hic, ut præcidatur caput meum ? Videte ergo, cum venerit nuntius, claudite ostium, et non sinatis eum introire : ecce enim sonitus pedum domini ejus post eum est.
- Adhuc illo loquente eis, apparuit nuntius, qui veniebat ad eum. Et ait : Ecce, tantum malum a Domino est : quid amplius expectabo a Domino ?
| 2 Kings 6 Text (KJV)
- And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us.
- Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go ye.
- And one said, Be content, I pray thee, and go with thy servants. And he answered, I will go.
- So he went with them. And when they came to Jordan, they cut down wood.
- 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.
- And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim.
- Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. And he put out his hand, and took it.
- Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp.
- And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down.
- And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice.
- Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel?
- And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.
- And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan.
- Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about.
- And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?
- And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
- 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.
- And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
- And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria.
- And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, LORD, open the eyes of these men, that they may see. And the LORD opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.
- And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?
- And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them: wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow? set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master.
- And he prepared great provision for them: and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. So the bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel.
- And it came to pass after this, that Ben-hadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria.
- And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass's head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove's dung for five pieces of silver.
- And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying, Help, my lord, O king.
- And he said, If the LORD do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the barnfloor, or out of the winepress?
- And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.
- So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son.
- And it came to pass, when the king heard the words of the woman, that he rent his clothes; and he passed by upon the wall, and the people looked, and, behold, he had sackcloth within upon his flesh.
- Then he said, God do so and more also to me, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stand on him this day.
- But Elisha sat in his house, and the elders sat with him; and the king sent a man from before him: but ere the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, See ye how this son of a murderer hath sent to take away mine head? look, when the messenger cometh, shut the door, and hold him fast at the door: is not the sound of his master's feet behind him?
- And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of the LORD; what should I wait for the LORD any longer?