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2 Kings 4:2-7

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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. 1  Get as many as you can. 2  4:4 Go and close the door behind you and your sons. Pour the olive oil into all the containers; 3  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. 4:6 When the containers were full, she said to one of her sons, 4  “Bring me another container.” But he answered her, “There are no more.” Then the olive oil stopped flowing. 4:7 She went and told the prophet. 5  He said, “Go, sell the olive oil. Repay your creditor, and then you and your sons can live off the rest of the profit.”

1 tn Heb “Go, ask for containers from outside, from all your neighbors, empty containers.”

2 tn Heb “Do not borrow just a few.”

3 tn Heb “all these vessels.”

4 tn Heb “to her son.”

5 tn Heb “man of God” (also in vv. 16, 22, 25, 27 [twice]).



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