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.” 4:2 Elisha said to her, “What can I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” She answered, “Your servant has nothing in the house except a small jar of olive oil.” 4:3 He said, “Go and ask all your neighbors for empty containers. 4 Get as many as you can. 5 4:4 Go and close the door behind you and your sons. Pour the olive oil into all the containers; 6 set aside each one when you have filled it.” 4:5 So she left him and closed the door behind her and her sons. As they were bringing the containers to her, she was pouring the olive oil.
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
4 tn Heb “Go, ask for containers from outside, from all your neighbors, empty containers.”
5 tn Heb “Do not borrow just a few.”
6 tn Heb “all these vessels.”