2 Kings 4:3

3 Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few.

Read 2 Kings 4:3 Using Other Translations

Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
Then he said, "Go outside, borrow vessels from all your neighbors, empty vessels and not too few.
And Elisha said, “Borrow as many empty jars as you can from your friends and neighbors.

What does 2 Kings 4:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Kings 4:3

Then he said, go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy
For he perceived that she had none:

even empty vessels;
which they might more readily lend her:

borrow not a few;
but as many as she could get; the prophet, under a divine impulse, was directed to say this to her, foreseeing, by a spirit of prophecy, that a large quantity of oil would be given her.

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