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2 Kings 20:10

    2 Kings 20:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: no, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to decline ten steps: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten steps.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Hezekiah said in answer, It is a simple thing for the shade to go forward; but let it go back ten degrees.

    Webster's Revision

    And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to decline ten steps: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten steps.

    World English Bible

    Hezekiah answered, "It is a light thing for the shadow to go forward ten steps. Nay, but let the shadow return backward ten steps."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to decline ten steps: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten steps.

    Definitions for 2 Kings 20:10

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Nay - No.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 20:10

    It is a light thing - It seemed to Hezekiah comparatively easy that the shadow, which had already begun to lengthen, should merely make a sudden jump in the same direction; but, wholly contrary to all experience that it should change its direction, advancing up the steps again when it had once begun to descend them.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 20:10

    20:10 Go down - In an instant: for that motion of the sun is natural for the kind of it, though miraculous for the swiftness of it; but the other would be both ways miraculous.