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2 Kings 6:1

    2 Kings 6:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with you is too strait for us.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell before thee is too strait for us.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, There is not room enough for us in the place where we are living under your care;

    Webster's Revision

    And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell before thee is too strait for us.

    World English Bible

    The sons of the prophets said to Elisha, "See now, the place where we dwell before you is too small for us.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell before thee is too strait for us.

    Definitions for 2 Kings 6:1

    Strait - Narrow.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 6:1

    The place - is too strait for us - Notwithstanding the general profligacy of Israel, the schools of the prophets increased. This was no doubt owing to the influence of Elisha.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 6:1

    The writer returns here to the series of miracles which Elisha performed for the benefit of the prophetical schools under his care. The connection, in this point of view, is with 2 Kings 4:44.

    The place where we dwell with thee - literally, "the place where we sit before thee," i. e. "the place where we assemble and sit to bear thy teaching." Elisha visited the sons of the prophets in circuit, staying a short time at each place where a "school" was established. Perhaps he was now visiting Jericho. Compare 2 Kings 2:5.