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1 Kings 19:20

20 Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,”i he said, “and then I will come with you.”

“Go back,” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?”

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1 Kings 19:20 — English Standard Version (ESV)

20 And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, “Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?”

1 Kings 19:20 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?

1 Kings 19:20 — New Living Translation (NLT)

20 Elisha left the oxen standing there, ran after Elijah, and said to him, “First let me go and kiss my father and mother good-bye, and then I will go with you!”

Elijah replied, “Go on back, but think about what I have done to you.”

1 Kings 19:20 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

20 And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah, and said, “Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.”

And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?”

1 Kings 19:20 — New Century Version (NCV)

20 Then Elisha left his oxen and ran to follow Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and my mother good-bye,” Elisha said. “Then I will go with you.”

Elijah answered, “Go back. It does not matter to me.”

1 Kings 19:20 — American Standard Version (ASV)

20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again; for what have I done to thee?

1 Kings 19:20 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and I will follow thee. And he said to him, Go back again; for what have I done to thee?

1 Kings 19:20 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

20 So Elisha left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said, “Please let me kiss my father and mother goodbye. Then I will follow you.” 

“Go back,” Elijah answered him. “I’m not stopping you.” 

1 Kings 19:20 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

20 Elisha left the oxen, ran to follow Elijah, and said, “Please let me kiss my father and mother, and then I will follow you.”

“Go on back,” he replied, “for what have I done to you?”

1 Kings 19:20 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 He left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said, “Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” Then Elijah said to him, “Go back again; for what have I done to you?”

1 Kings 19:20 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

20 Then he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, “Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will go after you.” Then he said, “Go, return, for what I have done to you?”

1 Kings 19:20 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

20 Then Elisha left his oxen. He ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother good-by,” he said. “Then I’ll come with you.”

“Go back,” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?”

1 Kings 19:20 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

20 He left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, “Please let me kiss my father and my mother, then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?”


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