2 Kings 7:3
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New International Version
Now there were four men with leprosy at the entrance of the city gate. They said to each other, "Why stay here until we die?


New American Standard Bible
Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate; and they said to one another, "Why do we sit here until we die?


King James Bible
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?


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Four men with a skin disease were at the entrance to the gate. They said to each other, "Why just sit here until we die?


International Standard Version
Now there happened to be four lepers who were at that very moment at the entrance to the city gate. As they were talking with one another, they said, "Why are we sitting here waiting to die?


American Standard Version
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?


Douay-Rheims Bible
Now there were four lepers, at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another: What mean we to stay here till we die?


Darby Bible Translation
And there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate, and they said one to another, Why do we abide here until we die?


Young's Literal Translation
And four men have been leprous, at the opening of the gate, and they say one unto another, 'What -- we are sitting here till we have died;
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Context
The Syrians Flee

3And 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? 4If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall to the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die. 5And they rose up in the twilight, to go to the camp of the Syrians: and when they were come to the uttermost part of the camp of Syria, behold, there was no man there. 6For the LORD had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, See, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come on us. 7Why they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents, and their horses, and their asses, even the camp as it was, and fled for their life. 8And when these lepers came to the uttermost part of the camp, they went into one tent, and did eat and drink, and carried there silver, and gold, and raiment, and went and hid it; and came again, and entered into another tent, and carried there also, and went and hid it. 9Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come on us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king's household. 10So they came and called to the porter of the city: and they told them, saying, We came to the camp of the Syrians, and, behold, there was no man there, neither voice of man, but horses tied, and asses tied, and the tents as they were. 11And he called the porters; and they told it to the king's house within. 12And the king arose in the night, and said to his servants, I will now show you what the Syrians have done to us. They know that we be hungry; therefore are they gone out of the camp to hide themselves in the field, saying, When they come out of the city, we shall catch them alive, and get into the city. 13And one of his servants answered and said, Let some take, I pray you, five of the horses that remain, which are left in the city, (behold, they are as all the multitude of Israel that are left in it: behold, I say, they are even as all the multitude of the Israelites that are consumed:) and let us send and see. 14They took therefore two chariot horses; and the king sent after the host of the Syrians, saying, Go and see. 15And they went after them to Jordan: and, see, all the way was full of garments and vessels, which the Syrians had cast away in their haste. And the messengers returned, and told the king. 16And the people went out, and spoiled the tents of the Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the LORD. 17And the king appointed the lord on whose hand he leaned to have the charge of the gate: and the people stepped on him in the gate, and he died, as the man of God had said, who spoke when the king came down to him. 18And it came to pass as the man of God had spoken to the king, saying, Two measures of barley for a shekel, and a measure of fine flour for a shekel, shall be to morrow about this time in the gate of Samaria: 19And that lord answered the man of God, and said, Now, behold, if the LORD should make windows in heaven, might such a thing be? And he said, Behold, you shall see it with your eyes, but shall not eat thereof. 20And so it fell out to him: for the people stepped on him in the gate, and he died.
Cross References
Leviticus 13:45
And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bore, and he shall put a covering on his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean.


Leviticus 13:46
All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be.


Numbers 5:2
Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that has an issue, and whoever is defiled by the dead:


Numbers 12:10
And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked on Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.


Treasury of Scripture

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?

four leprous

2 Kings 5:1 Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable...

2 Kings 8:4 And the king talked with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I pray you, all the great things that Elisha has done.

Leviticus 13:46 All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone...

Numbers 5:2-4 Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that has an issue...

Numbers 12:14 And the LORD said to Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days?...

Why

2 Kings 7:4 If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also...

Jeremiah 8:14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defended cities, and let us be silent there...

Jeremiah 27:13 Why will you die, you and your people, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence...

Strong's Concordance
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?
Topical Bible
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Resources
2 Kings Chapter 7 Verse 3

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