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2 Kings 2:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood over against them afar off: and they two stood by the Jordan.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood opposite [them] at a distance, while the two of them stood by the Jordan.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood opposite afar off; and they two stood by the Jordan.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, fifty men of the sons of the prophets, came, and stood over against them, afar off,—and, they two, stood by the Jordan.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— —and fifty men of the sons of the prophets have gone on, and stand over-against afar off—and both of them have stood by the Jordan.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And fifty men, of the sons of the prophets, followed them, and stood in sight, at a distance: but they two stood by the Jordan.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And fiftie men of the sonnes of the Prophets went, and stood to view afarre off: and they two stood by Iordan.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And fifty men of the sons of the prophets [went also], and they stood opposite afar off: and both stood on [the bank] of Jordan.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Yarden.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And fifty 2572
{2572} Prime
חֲמִשִּׁים
chamishshiym
{kham-ish-sheem'}
Multiple of H2568; fifty.
men 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
of the sons 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of the prophets 5030
{5030} Prime
נָבִיא
nabiy'
{naw-bee'}
From H5012; a prophet or (generally) inspired man.
went, 1980
{1980} Prime
הָלַךְ
halak
{haw-lak'}
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
and stood 5975
{5975} Prime
עָמַד
`amad
{aw-mad'}
A primitive root; to stand, in various relations (literally and figuratively, intransitively and transitively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
to view 5048
{5048} Prime
נֶגֶד
neged
{neh'-ghed}
From H5046; a front, that is, part opposite; specifically a counterpart, or mate; usually (adverbially, especially with preposition) over against or before.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
afar off: 7350
{7350} Prime
רָחוֹק
rachowq
{raw-khoke'}
From H7368; remote, literally of figuratively, of place or time; specifically precious; often used adverbially (with preposition).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and they two 8147
{8147} Prime
שְׁתַּיִם
sh@nayim
{shen-ah'-yim}
(The first form being dual of H8145; the second form being feminine); two; also (as ordinal) twofold.
stood 5975
{5975} Prime
עָמַד
`amad
{aw-mad'}
A primitive root; to stand, in various relations (literally and figuratively, intransitively and transitively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
by x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
Yardėn יַרדֵּן. 3383
{3383} Prime
יַרְדֵּן
Yarden
{yar-dane'}
From H3381; a descender; Jarden, the principal river of Palestine.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on 2 Kings 2:1-7.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Kings 2:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Kings 2:7

To view — To observe this great event, Elijah's translation to heaven, which they expected every moment: and whereof they desired to be spectators, not to satisfy their own curiosity, but that they might be witnesses of it to others.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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fifty men:

2 Kings 2:17 And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not.
1 Kings 18:4 For it was [so], when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)
1 Kings 18:13 Was it not told my lord what I did when Jezebel slew the prophets of the LORD, how I hid an hundred men of the LORD'S prophets by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water?

to view afar off:
Heb. in sight, or over against
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