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2 Kings 6:27

    2 Kings 6:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said, If the LORD do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the barnfloor, or out of the winepress?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said, If the LORD do not help you, from where shall I help you? out of the barn floor, or out of the wine press?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said, If Jehovah do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the threshing-floor, or out of the winepress?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said, If the Lord does not give you help, where am I to get help for you? from the grain-floor or the grape-crusher?

    Webster's Revision

    And he said, If Jehovah do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the threshing-floor, or out of the winepress?

    World English Bible

    He said, "If Yahweh doesn't help you, from where could I help you? From of the threshing floor, or from the winepress?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said, If the LORD do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the threshing-floor, or out of the winepress?

    Definitions for 2 Kings 6:27

    Whence - From where.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 6:27

    If the Lord do not help thee - Some read this as an imprecation, May God save thee not! how can I save thee?

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 6:27

    If the Lord do not help - The translation in the text is decidedly better than the marginal rendering. Some prefer to render - "Nay ... let Jehovah help thee. Whence, shall I help thee?"

    Out of the barnfloor ... - The king means that both were empty - that he had no longer any food in store; and therefore could not help the woman. Compare Hosea 9:2.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 6:27

    6:27 Whence shall I help thee - Dost thou ask of me corn or wine, which I want for myself? If God does not, I cannot help thee. Creatures are helpless things without God. Every creature is all that, and only that which God makes it to be.