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2 Kings 2:23

Context
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He went up from there to Bethel. 1  As he was traveling up the road, some young boys 2  came out of the city and made fun of him, saying, “Go on up, baldy! Go on up, baldy!”

XREF

Ge 21:9; 1Ki 12:28-32; 2Ki 2:11; 2Ch 36:16; Job 19:18; Job 30:1,8-31; Job 30:1,8,9; Ps 35:15; Pr 20:11; Pr 22:6,15; Ec 11:10; Isa 1:4; Isa 3:5; Isa 57:3,4; Jer 7:18; Ho 4:15; Ho 10:5,15; Am 3:14; Am 4:4; Am 5:5; Am 7:13; Mt 27:29-31,40-43; Ga 4:29; Heb 11:36

NET © Notes

map For location see Map4 G4; Map5 C1; Map6 E3; Map7 D1; Map8 G3.

tn The word נַעַר (naar), here translated “boy,” can refer to a broad age range, including infants as well as young men. But the qualifying term “young” (or “small”) suggests these youths were relatively young. The phrase in question (“young boy”) occurs elsewhere in 1 Sam 20:35; 1 Kgs 3:7 (used by Solomon in an hyperbolic manner); 11:17; 2 Kgs 5:14; and Isa 11:6.



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