2 Kings 1:15

15 The angel of the LORD said to Elijah, “Go down with him; do not be afraid of him.” So Elijah got up and went down with him to the king.

2 Kings 1:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 And the angel of the LORD said unto Elijah, Go down with him: be not afraid of him. And he arose, and went down with him unto the king.
ESV
15 Then the angel of the LORD said to Elijah, "Go down with him; do not be afraid of him." So he arose and went down with him to the king
NLT
15 Then the angel of the LORD said to Elijah, “Go down with him, and don’t be afraid of him.” So Elijah got up and went with him to the king.
MSG
15 The angel of God told Elijah, "Go ahead; and don't be afraid." Elijah got up and went down with him to the king.
CSB
15 The angel of the Lord said to Elijah, "Go down with him. Don't be afraid of him." So he got up and went down with him to the king.

2 Kings 1:15 Meaning and Commentary

2 Kings 1:15

And the angel of the Lord said unto Elijah,
&e.] The same as in ( 2 Kings 1:3 ) or "had said" F7, as some render it, before this captain came: go down with him;
the captain and his men: and be not afraid of him;
of King Ahaziah, whom he might fear, because of the message he had sent him, that he should die of that sickness, and for turning back his messengers to the god of Ekron, and for destroying his two captains and their fifties; nor of his mother Jezebel, who had threatened his life for killing her prophets: and he arose, and went down with him unto the king;
boldly and courageously, not fearing his wrath; so that the captain not only had his life and the life of his men spared, but answered the end of his message also.


FOOTNOTES:

F7 (rbdyw) "edixerat autem", Junius & Tremellius.

2 Kings 1:15 In-Context

13 So the king sent a third captain with his fifty men. This third captain went up and fell on his knees before Elijah. “Man of God,” he begged, “please have respect for my life and the lives of these fifty men, your servants!
14 See, fire has fallen from heaven and consumed the first two captains and all their men. But now have respect for my life!”
15 The angel of the LORD said to Elijah, “Go down with him; do not be afraid of him.” So Elijah got up and went down with him to the king.
16 He told the king, “This is what the LORD says: Is it because there is no God in Israel for you to consult that you have sent messengers to consult Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron? Because you have done this, you will never leave the bed you are lying on. You will certainly die!”
17 So he died, according to the word of the LORD that Elijah had spoken. Because Ahaziah had no son, Joram succeeded him as king in the second year of Jehoram son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah.

Cross References 2

  • 1. ver 3
  • 2. Isaiah 51:12; Isaiah 57:11; Jeremiah 1:17; Ezekiel 2:6