7:1 Elisha replied, “Hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Lord says, ‘About this time tomorrow a seah 1 of finely milled flour will sell for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel at the gate of Samaria.’” 7:2 An officer who was the king’s right-hand man 2 responded to the prophet, 3 “Look, even if the Lord made it rain by opening holes in the sky, could this happen so soon?” 4 Elisha 5 said, “Look, you will see it happen with your own eyes, but you will not eat any of the food!” 6
1 sn A seah was a dry measure equivalent to about 7 quarts.
2 tn Heb “the officer on whose hand the king leans.”
3 tn Heb “man of God.”
4 tn Heb “the
5 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Elisha) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
6 tn Heb “you will not eat from there.”