2-kings 6 :21

2-kings 6 :21 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

And the king of Israel said to Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?

King James Version (KJV)

And the king of Israel said to Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?

American Standard Version (ASV)

And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And the king of Israel, when he saw them, said to Elisha, My father, am I to put them to the sword?

Webster's Revision

And the king of Israel said to Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?

World English Bible

The king of Israel said to Elisha, when he saw them, "My father, shall I strike them? Shall I strike them?"

English Revised Version (ERV)

And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father; shall I smite them? shall I smite them?

Definitions for 2-kings 6 :21

Smite - To strike; beat.

Clarke's Commentary on 2-kings 6 :21

My father, shall I smite - This was dastardly; the utmost he could have done with these men, when thus brought into his hand, was to make them prisoners of war.

Barnes' Commentary on 2-kings 6 :21

My father - A term of respect used by Jehoram in his joy at seeing an army of Syrians delivered up to him by the prophet. That the king's character was not changed appears from 2 Kings 6:31-32.

Shall I smite them? shall I smite them? - The repetition of the words mean, "Shall I utterly smite them?" Compare similar repetitions with similar meanings in Genesis 22:17; Luke 22:15.

Wesley's Commentary on 2-kings 6 :21

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