2 Kings 4:42

Overview - 2 Kings 4
Elisha multiplies the widow's oil.
He obtains a son for the good Shunammite.
18 He restores her son when dead.
38 At Gilgal he heals the deadly pottage.
42 He satisfies an hundred men with twenty loaves.
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2 Kings 4:42  (King James Version)
And there came a man from Baalshalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.

1 Samuel 9:4 1 Samuel 9:7

38 ; Exodus 23:16 ; Deuteronomy 12:6 ; 26:2-10 1 Samuel 9:7 ; 2 Chronicles 11:13 2 Chronicles 11:14 ; Proverbs 3:9 Proverbs 3:10
1 Corinthians 9:11 ; Galatians 6:6

of barley
2 Kings 7:1 2 Kings 7:16-18 Deuteronomy 8:8 ; 32:14 John 6:9 John 6:13

the husk thereof
or, his scrip, or garment.
Note: Parched corn, or corn to be parched; full ears before they are ripe, parched on the fire: a very frequent food in the East. The loaves were probably extremely small, as their loaves of bread still are in eastern countries. But small as this may appear, it would be a considerable present in the time of famine; though very inadequate to the number of persons. Baal-shalisha, of which the person who made this seasonable present was an inhabitant, was situated, according to Eusebius and Jerome, fifteen miles north of Diospolis, or Lydda.