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 2 Kings 6:24 - 33
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   Book of 2 Kings
   Chapter 6
6:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Some time later, Ben-Hadad king of Aram mobilized his entire army and marched up and laid siege to Samaria.
 
6:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
There was a great famine in the city; the siege lasted so long that a donkey's head sold for eighty shekels F8 of silver, and a quarter of a cab F9 of seed pods F10 for five shekels. F11
 
6:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, a woman cried to him, "Help me, my lord the king!"
 
6:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king replied, "If the LORD does not help you, where can I get help for you? From the threshing floor? From the winepress?"
 
6:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then he asked her, "What's the matter?" She answered, "This woman said to me, 'Give up your son so we may eat him today, and tomorrow we'll eat my son.'
 
6:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So we cooked my son and ate him. The next day I said to her, 'Give up your son so we may eat him,' but she had hidden him."
 
6:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the king heard the woman's words, he tore his robes. As he went along the wall, the people looked, and there, underneath, he had sackcloth on his body.
 
6:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He said, "May God deal with me, be it ever so severely, if the head of Elisha son of Shaphat remains on his shoulders today!"
 
6:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now Elisha was sitting in his house, and the elders were sitting with him. The king sent a messenger ahead, but before he arrived, Elisha said to the elders, "Don't you see how this murderer is sending someone to cut off my head? Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door and hold it shut against him. Is not the sound of his master's footsteps behind him?"
 
6:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
While he was still talking to them, the messenger came down to him. And [the king] said, "This disaster is from the LORD. Why should I wait for the LORD any longer?"
 

FOOTNOTES:
F8 That is, about 2 pounds (about 1 kilogram)
F9 That is, probably about 1/2 pint (about 0.3 liter)
F10 Or of dove's dung
F11 That is, about 2 ounces (about 55 grams)

 
 

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