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2 Kings 2:7

    2 Kings 2:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood over against them afar off: and they two stood by the Jordan.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went out and took their places facing them a long way off, while the two of them were by the edge of Jordan.

    Webster's Revision

    And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood over against them afar off: and they two stood by the Jordan.

    World English Bible

    Fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood opposite them at a distance; and they both stood by the Jordan.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood over against them afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 2:7

    Fifty men of the sons of the prophets - They fully expected this extraordinary event, and they could have known it only from Elijah himself, or by a direct revelation from God.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 2:7

    Fifty men of the sons of the prophets - We see by this how large were the prophetical schools. It is implied that the "fifty" were only a portion of the school of Jericho. They ascended the abrupt heights behind the town, from where they would command a view of the whole course of the river and of the opposite bank for many miles.