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2 Kings 8:15

    2 Kings 8:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And it came to pass on the morrow, that he took a thick cloth, and dipped it in water, and spread it on his face, so that he died: and Hazael reigned in his stead.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And it came to pass on the morrow, that he took a thick cloth, and dipped it in water, and spread it on his face, so that he died: and Hazael reigned in his stead.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it came to pass on the morrow, that he took the coverlet, and dipped it in water, and spread it on his face, so that he died: and Hazael reigned in his stead.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now on the day after, Hazael took the bed-cover, and making it wet with water, put it over Ben-hadad's face, causing his death: and Hazael became king in his place.

    Webster's Revision

    And it came to pass on the morrow, that he took the coverlet, and dipped it in water, and spread it on his face, so that he died: and Hazael reigned in his stead.

    World English Bible

    It happened on the next day, that he took a thick cloth, dipped it in water, and spread it on his face, so that he died. Then Hazael reigned in his place.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it came to pass on the morrow, that he took the coverlet, and dipped it in water, and spread it on his face, So that he died: and Hazael reigned in his stead.

    Definitions for 2 Kings 8:15

    Morrow - Next day; tomorrow.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 8:15

    A thick cloth - The versions, in general, understand this of a hairy or woollen cloth.

    So that he died - He was smothered, or suffocated.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 8:15

    A thick cloth - Probably, a cloth or mat placed between the head and the upper part of the bedstead, which in Egypt and Assyria was often so shaped that pillows (in our sense) were unnecessary.

    The objection that Elisha is involved in the guilt of having suggested the deed, has no real force or value. Hazael was no more obliged to murder Benhadad because a prophet announced to him that he would one day be king of Syria, than David was obliged to murder Saul because another prophet anointed him king in Saul's room 1 Samuel 16:1-13.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 8:15

    8:15 Spread it - So closely, that he choaked him therewith.