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2 Kings 4:29-31

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4:29 Elisha 1  told Gehazi, “Tuck your robes into your belt, take my staff, 2  and go! Don’t stop to exchange greetings with anyone! 3  Place my staff on the child’s face.” 4:30 The mother of the child said, “As certainly as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So Elisha 4  got up and followed her back.

4:31 Now Gehazi went on ahead of them. He placed the staff on the child’s face, but there was no sound or response. When he came back to Elisha 5  he told him, “The child did not wake up.”

1 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Elisha) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

2 tn Heb “take my staff in your hand.”

3 tn Heb “If you meet a man, do not greet him with a blessing; if a man greets you with a blessing, do not answer.”

4 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Elisha) has been specified in the translation for clarity. The referent must be Elisha here, since the following verse makes it clear that Gehazi had gone on ahead of them.

5 tn Heb “to meet him.”



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