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2 Kings 6:2

    2 Kings 6:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go ye.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let us go, we pray you, to Jordan, and take there every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let us go, we pray thee, unto the Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go ye.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So let us go to Jordan, and let everyone get to work cutting boards, and we will make a living-place for ourselves there. And he said to them, Go, then.

    Webster's Revision

    Let us go, we pray thee, unto the Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go ye.

    World English Bible

    Please let us go to the Jordan, and every man take a beam from there, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell." He answered, "Go!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go ye.

    Definitions for 2 Kings 6:2

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Thence - There; that place.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 6:2

    Every man a beam - They made a sort of log-houses with their own hands.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 6:2

    Take every man a beam - Trees were rare in most parts of Palestine, but plentiful in the Jordan Valley. Jericho was known in early times as "the city of palms" Deuteronomy 34:3; Judges 1:16.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 6:2

    6:2 Jordan - To the woods near Jordan. A beam - A piece of timber for the building. Hence it may be gathered, that although the sons of the prophets principally devoted themselves to religious exercises, yet they sometimes employed themselves about manual arts.