2 Kings 6:27

27 The king replied, “If the LORD does not help you, where can I get help for you? From the threshing floor? From the winepress?”

Read 2 Kings 6:27 Using Other Translations

And he said, If the LORD do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the barnfloor, or out of the winepress?
And he said, "If the LORD will not help you, how shall I help you? From the threshing floor, or from the winepress?"
He answered, “If the LORD doesn’t help you, what can I do? I have neither food from the threshing floor nor wine from the press to give you.”

What does 2 Kings 6:27 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Kings 6:27

And he said, if the Lord do not help thee, whence shall I help
&c.] Mistaking her meaning, as if she prayed him to relieve her hunger; the margin of our Bible is, "let not the Lord save thee"; and so some understand it as a wish that she might perish; and so Josephus {o}, that being wroth, he cursed her in the name of God:

out of the barn floor, or out of the winepress?
when neither of them afforded anything; no corn was to be had from the one, nor wine from the other, no, not for his own use, and therefore how could he help her out of either?


F15 Ut supra. (Antiqu. l. 9. c. 4. sect. 4.)
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