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2 Kings 4:28

    2 Kings 4:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then she said, Did I make a request to my lord for a son? did I not say, Do not give me false words?

    Webster's Revision

    Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?

    World English Bible

    Then she said, "Did I desire a son of my lord? Didn't I say, Do not deceive me?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 4:28

    Did I desire a son of my lord? - I expressed no such wish to thee; I was contented and happy; and when thou didst promise me a son, did I not say, Do not deceive me? Do not mock me with a child which shall grow up to be attractive and engaging, but of whom I shall soon be deprived by death.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 4:28

    Great grief shrinks from putting itself into words. The Shunammite cannot bring herself to say, "My son is dead;" but by reproaching the prophet with having "deceived" her, she sufficiently indicates her loss.