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2 Kings 2:19

    2 Kings 2:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the men of the city said to Elisha, Behold, I pray you, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees: but the water is naught, and the ground barren.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, we pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is bad, and the land miscarrieth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now the men of the town said to Elisha, You see that the position of this town is good; but the water is bad, causing the young of the cattle to come to birth dead.

    Webster's Revision

    And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, we pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is bad, and the land miscarrieth.

    World English Bible

    The men of the city said to Elisha, "Behold, please, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad, and the land miscarries."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, we pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the land miscarrieth.

    Definitions for 2 Kings 2:19

    Naught - Nothing; vain; bad.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 2:19

    The water is naught, and the ground barren - The barrenness of the ground was the effect of the badness of the water.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 2:19

    The water is naught - i. e. "bad."

    And the ground barren - Translate "and the land apt to miscarry." The stream was thought to be the cause of untimely births, abortions, and the like, among the cattle, perhaps also among the people, that drank of it.