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2 Kings 5:16

    2 Kings 5:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But he said, As the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But he said, As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But he said, As Jehovah liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But he said, By the life of the Lord whose servant I am, I will take nothing from you. And he did his best to make him take it but he would not.

    Webster's Revision

    But he said, As Jehovah liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

    World English Bible

    But he said, "As Yahweh lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none." He urged him to take it; but he refused.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But he said, As the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 5:16

    I will receive none - It was very common to give presents to all great and official men; and among these, prophets were always included: but as it might have appeared to the Syrians that he had taken the offered presents as a remuneration for the cure performed, he refused; for as God alone did the work, he alone should have all the glory.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 5:16

    I will receive none - The prophets were in the habit of receiving presents from those who consulted them 1 Samuel 9:7-8; 1 Kings 14:3, but Elisha refused. It was important that Naaman should not suppose that the prophets of the true God acted from motives of self-interest, much less imagine that "the gift of God might be purchased with money" Acts 8:20.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 5:16

    5:16 He refused - Not that he thought it unlawful to receive presents, which he did receive from others, but because of the special circumstances of the case; this being much for the honour of God that the Syrians should see the generous piety, and kindness of his ministers and servants, and how much they despised all that worldly wealth and glory, which the prophets of the Gentiles so greedily sought after.