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2 Kings 4:1

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Elisha Helps a Widow and Her Sons

4:1 Now a wife of one of the prophets 1  appealed 2  to Elisha for help, saying, “Your servant, my husband is dead. You know that your servant was a loyal follower of the Lord. 3  Now the creditor is coming to take away my two boys to be his servants.”

2 Kings 4:38

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Elisha Makes a Meal Edible

4:38 Now Elisha went back to Gilgal, while there was famine in the land. Some of the prophets were visiting him 4  and he told his servant, “Put the big pot on the fire 5  and boil some stew for the prophets.” 6 

1 tn Heb “a wife from among the wives of the sons of the prophets.”

2 tn Or “cried out.”

3 tn Heb “your servant feared the Lord.” “Fear” refers here to obedience and allegiance, the products of healthy respect for the Lord’s authority.

4 tn Heb “the sons of the prophets were sitting before him.”

5 tn The words “the fire” are added for clarification.

6 tn Heb “sons of the prophets.”



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