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2 Kings 8:10

    2 Kings 8:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou mayest certainly recover: howbeit the LORD hath shewed me that he shall surely die.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Elisha said to him, Go, say to him, You may certainly recover: however, the LORD has showed me that he shall surely die.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou shalt surely recover; howbeit Jehovah hath showed me that he shall surely die.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Elisha said to him, Go, say to him, You will certainly get better; but the Lord has made it clear to me that only death is before him.

    Webster's Revision

    And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou shalt surely recover; howbeit Jehovah hath showed me that he shall surely die.

    World English Bible

    Elisha said to him, "Go, tell him, 'You shall surely recover;' however Yahweh has shown me that he shall surely die."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou shalt surely recover; howbeit the LORD hath shewed me that he shall surely die.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 8:10

    Thou mayest certainly recover: howbeit the Lord hath showed me that he shall surely die - That is, God has not determined thy death, nor will it be a necessary consequence of the disease by which thou art now afflicted; but this wicked man will abuse the power and trust thou hast reposed in him, and take away thy life. Even when God has not designed nor appointed the death of a person, he may nevertheless die, though not without the permission of God. This is a farther proof of the doctrine of contingent events: he might live for all his sickness, but thou wilt put an end to his life.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 8:10

    Translate - "Go, say unto him, Thou shalt certainly live: howbeit the Lord hath showed me that he shall certainly die." i. e.," Say to him, what thou hast already determined to say, what a courtier is sure to say (compare 1 Kings 22:15), but know that the fact will be otherwise."