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2 Kings 9:1

    2 Kings 9:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the prophets, and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take this box of oil in thine hand, and go to Ramothgilead:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the prophets, and said to him, Gird up your loins, and take this box of oil in your hand, and go to Ramothgilead:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets, and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take this vial of oil in thy hand, and go to Ramoth-gilead.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Elisha the prophet sent for one of the sons of the prophets, and said to him, Make yourself ready for a journey, and take this bottle of oil in your hand, and go to Ramoth-gilead.

    Webster's Revision

    And Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets, and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take this vial of oil in thy hand, and go to Ramoth-gilead.

    World English Bible

    Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets, and said to him, "Put your belt on your waist, take this vial of oil in your hand, and go to Ramoth Gilead.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets, and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take this vial of oil in thine hand, and go to Ramoth-gilead.

    Definitions for 2 Kings 9:1

    Gird - To fasten, secure; to equip; prepare.
    Loins - The lower back; waist.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 9:1

    One of the children of the prophets - The Jews say that this was Jonah the prophet, the son of Amittai.

    Gird up thy loins - What thou hast to do requires the utmost despatch.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 9:1

    Box - Rather, "flask," or "vial" 1 Samuel 10:1. Oil and ointment were commonly kept in open-mouthed jars, vases, or bottles made of glass, alabaster, or earthen-ware. Many such vessels have been found both in Egypt and Assyria. The "oil" was the holy oil, compounded after the receipt given in Exodus Exo 30:23-25.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 9:1

    9:1 Ramoth - The kings of Israel and Judah were both absent, and Jehu, as it seems, was left in chief command.