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2 Kings 4:2

    2 Kings 4:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Elisha said to her, What shall I do for you? tell me, what have you in the house? And she said, Your handmaid has not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me; what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thy handmaid hath not anything in the house, save a pot of oil.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Elisha said to her, What am I to do for you? say now, what have you in the house? And she said, Your servant has nothing in the house but a pot of oil.

    Webster's Revision

    And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me; what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thy handmaid hath not anything in the house, save a pot of oil.

    World English Bible

    Elisha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me: what do you have in the house?" She said, "Your handmaid has nothing in the house, except a pot of oil."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me; what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.

    Definitions for 2 Kings 4:2

    Save - Except; besides.
    Tell - To number; count.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 4:2

    Save a pot of oil - Oil was used as aliment, for anointing the body after bathing, and to anoint the dead. Some think that this pot of oil was what this widow had kept for her burial: see Matthew 26:12.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 4:2

    A pot of oil - Or, "an anointing of oil" - so much oil, i. e., as would serve me for one anointing of my person. The word used occurs only in this passage.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 4:2

    4:2 What shall I - How shall I relieve thee, who am myself poor?