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2 Kings 7:3

    2 Kings 7:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now there were four lepers seated at the doorway into the town: and they said to one another, Why are we waiting here for death?

    Webster's Revision

    Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?

    World English Bible

    Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate. They said one to another, "Why do we sit here until we die?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 7:3

    There were four leprous men - The Gemara in Sota, R. Sol. Jarchi, and others, say that these four lepers were Gehazi and his three sons.

    At the entering in of the gate - They were not permitted to mingle in civil society.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 7:3

    The position of the lepers is in accordance with the Law of Moses (marginal references); and shows that the Law was still observed to some extent in the kingdom of Israel.