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
thee?
&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?


FOOTNOTES:

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