2 Kings 6:21

21 When the king of Israel saw them, he asked Elisha, “Shall I kill them, my father? Shall I kill them?”

Read 2 Kings 6:21 Using Other Translations

And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?
As soon as the king of Israel saw them, he said to Elisha, "My father, shall I strike them down? Shall I strike them down?"
When the king of Israel saw them, he shouted to Elisha, “My father, should I kill them? Should I kill them?”

What does 2 Kings 6:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Kings 6:21

And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them,
&c.] The Syrian army thus in his hands:

my father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?
he speaks with great reverence and respect to the prophet, whom at other times he neglected and despised; and the repetition of his words shows the eagerness of his mind to fall upon his enemy when they where at a disadvantage.

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