2 Kings 4:4

4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”

2 Kings 4:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.
ESV
4 Then go in and shut the door behind yourself and your sons and pour into all these vessels. And when one is full, set it aside."
NLT
4 Then go into your house with your sons and shut the door behind you. Pour olive oil from your flask into the jars, setting each one aside when it is filled.”
MSG
4 Then come home and lock the door behind you, you and your sons. Pour oil into each container; when each is full, set it aside."
CSB
4 Then go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour oil into all these containers. Set the full ones to one side."

2 Kings 4:4 Meaning and Commentary

2 Kings 4:4

And when thou art come in
Into her house:

thou shall shut the door upon thee, and upon thy sons;
that they might be alone in the house while the miracle was working; that they might not be interrupted in what they were to do, by the creditor coming in upon them, or by neighbours, who would be for getting the oil from them in the vessels they had lent them: and that the miracle might appear the plainer, no oil being brought into the house by any:

and shalt pour out into all these vessels;
out of the single pot of oil into all they borrowed:

and thou shalt set aside that which is full;
by itself, and fill the rest of the empty ones.

2 Kings 4:4 In-Context

2 Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?” “Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.”
3 Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few.
4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”
5 She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring.
6 When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.” But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing.