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2 Kings 4:23

    2 Kings 4:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him to day? it is neither new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said, Why will you go to him to day? it is neither new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him to-day? it is neither new moon nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said, Why are you going to him today? it is not a new moon or a Sabbath. But she said, It is well.

    Webster's Revision

    And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him to-day? it is neither new moon nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well.

    World English Bible

    He said, "Why would you want go to him today? It is neither new moon nor Sabbath." She said, "It's alright."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him today? it is neither new moon nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well.

    Definitions for 2 Kings 4:23

    Sabbath - A rest; cessation from work.
    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 4:23

    Wherefore wilt thou go - She was a very prudent woman; she would not harass the feelings of her husband by informing him of the death of his son till she had tried the power of the prophet. Though the religion of the true God was not the religion of the state, yet there were no doubt multitudes of the people who continued to worship the true God alone, and were in the habit of going, as is here intimated, on new moons and Sabbaths, to consult the prophet.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 4:23

    Her husband did not connect the illness with his wife's demand, but thought she wished to attend one of the prophet's devotional services. It is evident that such services were now held with something like regularity on Carmel for the benefit of the faithfull in those parts.

    New moon - By the Law the first day of each month was to be kept holy. Offerings were appointed for such occasions Numbers 28:11-15, and they were among the days on which the silver trumpets were to be blown Numbers 10:10; Psalm 81:3. Hence, "new moons" are frequently joined with "sabbaths" (see Isaiah 1:13; Ezekiel 45:17; Hosea 2:11; 1 Chronicles 23:31).

    It shall be well - Rather, as in the margin, "Peace." i. e., "Be quiet - trouble me not with inquiries - only let me do as I wish."

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 4:23

    4:23 New moon, and c. - Which were the usual times in which they resorted to the prophets for instruction. It shall be well - My going will not be troublesome to him, nor prejudicial to thee or me.