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2 Kings 6:31

    2 Kings 6:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then he said, God do so and more also to me, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stand on him this day.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then he said, God do so and more also to me, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stand on him this day.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then he said, God do so to me, and more also, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stand on him this day.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then he said, May God's punishment come on me if Elisha, the son of Shaphat, keeps his head on his body after this day.

    Webster's Revision

    Then he said, God do so to me, and more also, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stand on him this day.

    World English Bible

    Then he said, "God do so to me, and more also, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stay on him this day."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then he said, God do so to me, and more also, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stand on him this day.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 6:31

    If the head of Elisha - shall stand on him - Either he attributed these calamities to the prophet, or else he thought he could remove them, and yet would not. The miserable king was driven to desperation.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 6:31

    God do so ... - Jehoram uses almost the very words of his wicked mother, when she sought the life of Elijah (marginal reference).

    The head of Elisha - Beheading was not an ordinary Jewish punishment. The Law did not sanction it. But in Assyria, Babylonia, and generally through the East, it was the most conmon form of capital punishment. It is not quite clear why Elisha was to be punished. Perhaps Jehoram argued from his other miracles that he could give deliverance from the present peril, if he liked.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 6:31

    6:31 God do so, and c. - Because he had encouraged them to withstand the Syrians, by promising them help from God.