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2 Kings 4:24

Overview - 2 Kings 4
Elisha multiplies the widow's oil.
He obtains a son for the good Shunammite.
18 He restores her son when dead.
38 At Gilgal he heals the deadly pottage.
42 He satisfies an hundred men with twenty loaves.
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2 Kings 4:24  (King James Version)
Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.
 


Then she
Exodus 4:20 ; 1 Samuel 25:20 ; 1 Kings 13:13 1 Kings 13:23

an ass
These animals were not anciently, as now, used only by the lower classes, but were in general use among the noble and chief personages of the East, and it was not unusual for even the husband to walk by the side of his wife while thus riding; the driver, as was the custom, following. The Shunammite, when she went to the prophet, did not desire so much attendance; but only requested her husband to send her an ass and its driver.

Drive
1 Samuel 25:19

slack not thy riding for me
Hebrew restrain not for me to
ride.
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