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2 Kings 4:24

    2 Kings 4:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not your riding for me, except I bid you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slacken me not the riding, except I bid thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then she made the ass ready and said to her servant, Keep driving on; do not make a stop without orders from me.

    Webster's Revision

    Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slacken me not the riding, except I bid thee.

    World English Bible

    Then she saddled a donkey, and said to her servant, "Drive, and go forward! Don't slow down for me, unless I ask you to."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slacken me not the riding, except I bid thee.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 4:24

    Drive, and go forward - It is customary in the East for a servant to walk along side or drive the ass his master rides. Sometimes he walks behind, and goads on the beast; and when it is to turn, he directs its head with the long pole of the goad. It is probably to this custom that the wise man alludes when he says, "I have seen servants on horses, and princes walking as servants on the earth," on the ground.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 4:24

    Slack not thy riding - Translate, "delay me not in my riding, except I bid thee." The servant went on foot with the donkey to urge it forward, as is the ordinary custom in the East.