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The Complete Jewish Bible with Rashi Commentary
   

Melachim II - II Kings - Chapter 4

Melachim II - II Kings - Chapter 4

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Rashi's Commentary:

Chapter 4

1. Now a woman, of the wives of the disciples of the prophets, cried out to Elisha, saying, "Your servant, my husband, has died, and you know that your servant did fear the Lord; and the creditor has come to take my two children for himself as slaves."   א. וְאִשָּׁה אַחַת מִנְּשֵׁי בְנֵי הַנְּבִיאִים צָעֲקָה אֶל אֱלִישָׁע לֵאמֹר עַבְדְּךָ אִישִׁי מֵת וְאַתָּה יָדַעְתָּ כִּי עַבְדְּךָ הָיָה יָרֵא אֶת יְהֹוָה וְהַנּשֶׁה בָּא לָקַחַת אֶת שְׁנֵי יְלָדַי לוֹ לַעֲבָדִים:
of the wives of the disciples of the prophets: She was the wife of Obadiah. Every expression of b’nei han’viim, the sons of the prophets, in Scripture, is translated in Targum as the disciples of the prophets.  
and the creditor: He was Jehoram the son of Ahab, who would lend him with interest what he used to sustain the prophets in his father’s time. In R. Tanhuma’s Midrash (Mishpatim 9): Therefore it is stated (below 9:24): “And he struck Jehoram between his arms which stretched out to take interest.”  
2. And Elisha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me what you have in the house." And she said, "Your maidservant has nothing at all in the house except a jug of oil."   ב. וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלֶיהָ אֱלִישָׁע מָה אֶעֱשֶׂה לָּךְ הַגִּידִי לִי מַה יֶּשׁ לָךְ בַּבָּיִת וַתֹּאמֶר אֵין לְשִׁפְחָתְךָ כֹל בַּבַּיִת כִּי אִם אָסוּךְ שָׁמֶן:
a jug of oil: enough oil for anointment, yet the “aleph” is part of the root like the aleph of (Job 13:17) and my speech in your ears, [Heb. וְאַחְוָתִי, from חוה], and the “aleph” of (Ezek. 21:20) the crying of [those struck down] by the sword, [Heb. אִבְחַת, from נבח], to bark.  
3. And he said, "Borrow vessels for yourself from outside, from all your neighbors; do not borrow only a few empty vessels.   ג. וַיֹּאמֶר לְכִי שַׁאֲלִי לָךְ כֵּלִים מִן הַחוּץ מֵאֵת כָּל שְׁכֵנָיִךְ כֵּלִים רֵקִים אַל תַּמְעִיטִי:
4. And you shall come and close the door about yourself and about your sons, and you shall pour upon all these vessels; and the full one you shall carry away."   ד. וּבָאת וְסָגַרְתְּ הַדֶּלֶת בַּעֲדֵךְ וּבְעַד בָּנַיִךְ וְיָצַקְתְּ עַל כָּל הַכֵּלִים הָאֵלֶּה וְהַמָּלֵא תַּסִּיעִי:
And you shall close the door: It affords respect to the miracle if it comes about in secret.  
and the full one you shall carry away: from before you, and you shall place another vessel in its place to fill it, but the jug of oil you shall not move from its place, for the Holy One, Blessed be He, is making it as a spring, and it is not customary for a spring to move from its place. I heard this Midrash Aggadah.  
5. And she went away from him and closed the door about herself and about her sons; they were bringing [vessels] to her and she was pouring.   ה. וַתֵּלֶךְ מֵאִתּוֹ וַתִּסְגֹּר הַדֶּלֶת בַּעֲדָהּ וּבְעַד בָּנֶיהָ הֵם מַגִּשִׁים אֵלֶיהָ וְהִיא מוֹצָקֶת:
they were bringing to her: the vessels.  
6. And it was when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, "Bring me another vessel," and he said to her, "There is no other vessel." And the oil stopped.   ו. וַיְהִי | כִּמְלֹאת הַכֵּלִים וַתֹּאמֶר אֶל בְּנָהּ הַגִּישָׁה אֵלַי עוֹד כֶּלִי וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלֶיהָ אֵין עוֹד כֶּלִי וַיַּעֲמֹד הַשָּׁמֶן:
and the oil stopped: coming any more. [This is the] peshat. Mid. Aggadah in Gen. Rabbah 35 explains it literally: and the oil stood up, meaning that the price of oil went. up  
7. And she came and told the man of God: and he said, "Go sell the oil and pay your debt; and you and your sons will live with the remainder."   ז. וַתָּבֹא וַתַּגֵּד לְאִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים וַיֹּאמֶר לְכִי מִכְרִי אֶת הַשֶּׁמֶן וְשַׁלְּמִי אֶת נִשְׁיֵךְ וְאַתְּ וֻבָנַיִךְ תִחְיִי בַּנּוֹתָר:
And she came and told…: She came to receive advice whether to sell or to wait until it would become more expensive. He said to her, Go sell, for there is enough for all your debt, and for you and your sons to live with the remainder until the dead come to life.  
8. And it was that day that Elisha went as far as Shunem, and there was a prominent woman who prevailed upon him to eat a meal; and it was, whenever he would pass, he would stop there to eat a meal.   ח. וַיְהִי הַיּוֹם וַיַּעֲבֹר אֱלִישָׁע אֶל שׁוּנֵם וְשָׁם אִשָּׁה גְדוֹלָה וַתַּחֲזֶק בּוֹ לֶאֱכָל לָחֶם וַיְהִי מִדֵּי עָבְרוֹ יָסֻר שָׁמָּה לֶאֱכָל לָחֶם:
a prominent woman: [lit. a great woman, i.e.,] an important woman. And I saw in Pirkei d’R. Eliezer (ch. 33): She was the sister of Abishag the Shunemitess [who warmed King David in his old age].  
and it was, whenever he would pass: in that city, he would stop at her house to eat a meal.  
he would stop: Heb. יסר, lit. he would stop. This is] the present tense, [i.e.,] he would stop there.  
9. And she said to her husband, "Behold now I know that he is a holy man of God, who passes by us regularly.   ט. וַתֹּאמֶר אֶל אִישָׁהּ הִנֵּה נָא יָדַעְתִּי כִּי אִישׁ אֱלֹהִים קָדוֹשׁ הוּא עֹבֵר עָלֵינוּ תָּמִיד:
Behold now I know: For she never saw a fly on his table or semen on his sheet.  
10. Now let us make a small walled upper chamber, and place there for him a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp; and it will be that when he comes to us, he will turn into there.   י. נַעֲשֶׂה נָּא עֲלִיַּת קִיר קְטַנָּה וְנָשִֹים לוֹ שָׁם מִטָּה וְשֻׁלְחָן וְכִסֵּא וּמְנוֹרָה וְהָיָה בְּבֹאוֹ אֵלֵינוּ יָסוּר שָׁמָּה:
11. And it was one day that he went there, that he turned into the upper chamber and lay down there.   יא. וַיְהִי הַיּוֹם וַיָּבֹא שָׁמָּה וַיָּסַר אֶל הָעֲלִיָּה וַיִּשְׁכַּב שָׁמָּה:
12. And he said to Gehazi his servant, "Call this Shunemitess;" and he called her, and she stood before him.   יב. וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל גֵּיחֲזִי נַעֲרוֹ קְרָא לַשּׁוּנַמִּית הַזֹּאת וַיִּקְרָא לָהּ וַתַּעֲמֹד לְפָנָיו:
13. And he said to him, "Please say to her, 'Behold you have busied yourself on our account with all this trouble. What is there to do for you? Can we speak on your behalf to the king or to the general of the army?' " And she said, "I dwell in the midst of my people."   יג. וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ אֱמָר נָא אֵלֶיהָ הִנֵּה חָרַדְתְּ | אֵלֵינוּ אֶת כָּל הַחֲרָדָה הַזֹּאת מֶה לַעֲשֹוֹת לָךְ הֲיֵשׁ לְדַבֶּר לָךְ אֶל הַמֶּלֶךְ אוֹ אֶל שַֹר הַצָּבָא וַתֹּאמֶר בְּתוֹךְ עַמִּי אָנֹכִי ישָׁבֶת:
You have busied yourself on our account: [lit.] to us.  
with all this trouble: [lit. all this shudder, i.e.] to put your heart into this task, like (Is. 66:2) “and shudders concerning My word,” [i.e.] is diligent concerning the task that it be accomplished and puts his heart into it.  
What is there to do for you?: What do you need that we do for you, for you busied yourself with all this for us.  
“I dwell in the midst of my people.”: amidst my relatives. No one harms me. I have need neither for the King nor for the general of the army.  
14. And he said, "Now what can we do for her? " And Gehazi said, "Indeed, she has no son, and her husband is old."   יד. וַיֹּאמֶר וּמֶה לַעֲשֹוֹת לָהּ וַיֹּאמֶר גֵּיחֲזִי אֲבָל בֵּן אֵין לָהּ וְאִישָׁהּ זָקֵן:
And he said: Elisha to Gehazi.  
“Now what can we do for her?”: to reciprocate for this favor.  
15. And he said, "Summon her," and he summoned her, and she stood at the doorway.   טו. וַיֹּאמֶר קְרָא לָהּ וַיִּקְרָא לָהּ וַתַּעֲמֹד בַּפָּתַח:
16. And he said, "At this time next year, when you will be alive like now, you will be embracing a son." And she said, "No, my lord, O man of God, do not fail your maidservant."   טז. וַיֹּאמֶר לַמּוֹעֵד הַזֶּה כָּעֵת חַיָּה אַתְּ חֹבֶקֶת בֵּן וַתֹּאמֶר אַל אֲדֹנִי אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים אַל תְּכַזֵּב בְּשִׁפְחָתֶךָ:
At this time next year when you will be alive like now: [lit. like the time, alive, i.e.] just as you are alive today, and well, so will you be alive next year at this time and embracing a son.  
No, my lord: Do not say, “embracing a son.” Why do I need to embrace him if I will end up burying him? This is what she said to him when he died, “Did I not say, ‘Do not mislead me’?”  
do not fail: Do not show me something that will fail. You have power to beg mercy, and a son will be given to me. I beseech you, do not give me any but a child who will live.  
do not fail: like (Is. 58:11) “whose water will not fail.”  
17. And the woman conceived and bore a son, at this time a year later, which Elisha had spoken to her.   יז. וַתַּהַר הָאִשָּׁה וַתֵּלֶד בֵּן לַמּוֹעֵד הַזֶּה כָּעֵת חַיָּה אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר אֵלֶיהָ אֱלִישָׁע:
at this time a year later: like this time that she was alive and well. Therefore, the word is voweled כָּעֵת; [i.e., like] the [time].  
18. And the child grew up; and it was one day that he went out to his father, to the reapers.   יח. וַיִּגְדַּל הַיָּלֶד וַיְהִי הַיּוֹם וַיֵּצֵא אֶל אָבִיו אֶל הַקֹּצְרִים:
19. And he said to his father, "My head! My head!" And he said to the servant, "Carry him to his mother."   יט. וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל אָבִיו רֹאשִׁי | רֹאשִׁי וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל הַנַּעַר שָׂאֵהוּ אֶל אִמּוֹ:
My head! My head!: I am sick in my head!  
And he said: His father [said] to one of the servants, “Carry him to his mother” .  
20. And he carried him and brought him to his mother, and he sat on her knees until noon, and he died.   כ. וַיִּשָּׂאֵהוּ וַיְבִיאֵהוּ אֶל אִמּוֹ וַיֵּשֶׁב עַל בִּרְכֶּיהָ עַד הַצָּהֳרַיִם וַיָּמֹת:
21. And she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and she closed about him and left.   כא. וַתַּעַל וַתַּשְׁכִּבֵהוּ עַל מִטַּת אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים וַתִּסְגֹּר בַּעֲדוֹ וַתֵּצֵא:
22. And she called her husband and said, "Please send me one of the servants and one of the she-asses; and I will run up to the man of God and return."   כב. וַתִּקְרָא אֶל אִישָׁהּ וַתֹּאמֶר שִׁלְחָה נָא לִי אֶחָד מִן הַנְּעָרִים וְאַחַת הָאֲתֹנוֹת וְאָרוּצָה עַד אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים וְאָשׁוּבָה:
23. And he said, "Why are you going to him today; it is neither the New Moon nor the Sabbath." And she said, "It's all right."   כג. וַיֹּאמֶר מַדּוּעַ אַתְּ הֹלֶכֶת אֵלָיו הַיּוֹם לֹא חֹדֶשׁ וְלֹא שַׁבָּת וַתֹּאמֶר שָׁלוֹם:
Drive and go forward: quickly.  
Don’t keep back from riding because of me: Do not keep back the riding because of me.  
24. And she saddled the she-ass, and she said to her servant, "Drive and go forward. Don't keep back from riding because of me unless I tell you."   כד. וַתַּחֲבֹשׁ הָאָתוֹן וַתֹּאמֶר אֶל נַעֲרָהּ נְהַג וָלֵךְ אַל תַּעֲצָר לִי לִרְכֹּב כִּי אִם אָמַרְתִּי לָךְ:
25. And she went and came to the man of God, to Mt. Carmel; and it was when the man of God saw her from afar, that he said to Gehazi his servant, "Here is that Shunemmitess.   כה. וַתֵּלֶךְ וַתָּבֹא אֶל אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים אֶל הַר הַכַּרְמֶל וַיְהִי כִּרְאוֹת אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים אֹתָהּ מִנֶּגֶד וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל גֵּיחֲזִי נַעֲרוֹ הִנֵּה הַשּׁוּנַמִּית הַלָּז:
26. "Now please run toward her, and say to her, 'Are you well? Is your husband well? Is the child well?' " And she said, "We are well."   כו. עַתָּה רוּץ נָא לִקְרָאתָהּ וֶאֱמָר לָהּ הֲשָׁלוֹם לָךְ הֲשָׁלוֹם לְאִישֵׁךְ הֲשָׁלוֹם לַיָּלֶד וַתֹּאמֶר שָׁלוֹם:
And she said, “We are well.”: This is an abbreviated verse, So he should have written, “And he asked her, and she said, We are well.”  
27. And she came to the man of God to the mountain, and she took hold of his feet; and Gehazi approached to push her away. Now the man of God said, "Let her be, for her soul is bitter to her, and the Lord hid it from me and did not tell me."   כז. וַתָּבֹא אֶל אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים אֶל הָהָר וַתַּחֲזֵק בְּרַגְלָיו וַיִּגַּשׁ גֵּיחֲזִי לְהָדְפָהּ וַיֹּאמֶר אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים הַרְפֵּה לָהּ כִּי נַפְשָׁהּ מָרָה לָהּ וַיהֹוָה הֶעְלִים מִמֶּנִּי וְלֹא הִגִּיד לִי:
28. And she said, "Did I ask for a son from my lord? Did I not say, 'Do not mislead me?' "   כח. וַתֹּאמֶר הֲשָׁאַלְתִּי בֵן מֵאֵת אֲדֹנִי הֲלֹא אָמַרְתִּי לֹא תַשְׁלֶה אֹתִי:
Did I not say: to you, Do not fail your maidservant?  
“Do not mislead me” ?: Do not mislead me concerning a mistaken thing.  
29. And he said to Gehazi, "Gird your loins and take my staff in your hand and go. If you meet anyone, do not greet him, and if anyone greets you, do not answer him: and you shall place my staff on the lad's face."   כט. וַיֹּאמֶר לְגֵיחֲזִי חֲגֹר מָתְנֶיךָ וְקַח מִשְׁעַנְתִּי בְיָדְךָ וָלֵךְ כִּי תִמְצָא אִישׁ לֹא תְבָרְכֶנּוּ וְכִי יְבָרֶכְךָ אִישׁ לֹא תַעֲנֶנּוּ וְשַׂמְתָּ מִשְׁעַנְתִּי עַל פְּנֵי הַנָּעַר:
do not greet him: [lit. do not bless him.] Do not ask him about his welfare. All this was done so that he would not be engaged in conversation, and he would ask him, “Where are you going?” And he would say, “To revive the dead.” Now, it is not respectful for the one through whom it is coming about, to praise himself He, however, did not do so. Instead, to every inquirer he would say, “My master sent me to revive the dead.”  
30. And the lad's mother said, "As the Lord lives and by your life, I will not leave you." And he rose and went after her.   ל. וַתֹּאמֶר אֵם הַנַּעַר חַי יְהֹוָה וְחֵי נַפְשְׁךָ אִם אֶעֶזְבֶךָּ וַיָּקָם וַיֵּלֶךְ אַחֲרֶיהָ:
31. And Gehazi went ahead of them, and he placed the staff on the lad's face, and there was no sound nor any attention; and he returned toward him and told him saying, "The lad has not awakened."   לא. וְגֵחֲזִי עָבַר לִפְנֵיהֶם וַיָּשֶׂם אֶת הַמִּשְׁעֶנֶת עַל פְּנֵי הַנַּעַר וְאֵין קוֹל וְאֵין קָשֶׁב וַיָּשָׁב לִקְרָאתוֹ וַיַּגֶּד לוֹ לֵאמֹר לֹא הֵקִיץ הַנָּעַר:
32. And Elisha came into the house, and behold the lad was dead, laid out on his bed.   לב. וַיָּבֹא אֱלִישָׁע הַבָּיְתָה וְהִנֵּה הַנַּעַר מֵת מֻשְׁכָּב עַל מִטָּתוֹ:
33. And he came and closed the door about both of them; and he prayed to the Lord.   לג. וַיָּבֹא וַיִּסְגֹּר הַדֶּלֶת בְּעַד שְׁנֵיהֶם וַיִּתְפַּלֵּל אֶל יְהֹוָה:
34. And he went up and lay on the child, and placed his mouth on his mouth and his eyes on his eyes and his palms on his palms, and he prostrated himself upon him: and the child's flesh became warm.   לד. וַיַּעַל וַיִּשְׁכַּב עַל הַיֶּלֶד וַיָּשֶׂם פִּיו עַל פִּיו וְעֵינָיו עַל עֵינָיו וְכַפָּיו עַל כַּפָּיו וַיִּגְהַר עָלָיו וַיָּחָם בְּשַֹר הַיָּלֶד:
and he prostrated himself upon him: Jonathan renders: וְאַלְהֵי עֲלוֹהִי This is an expression of weariness. [I.e., he lay exhausted upon him.] There is a similar word in the Baraitha of Haazinu and in Sifrei (references obscure). And Menahem interpreted [as follows]: The interpretation of the word according to its context, is: he prostrated himself upon him.  
35. And he returned and walked in the house once here and once there, and he went up and prostrated himself upon him: and the lad sneezed up to seven times, and the lad opened his eyes.   לה. וַיָּשָׁב וַיֵּלֶךְ בַּבַּיִת אַחַת הֵנָּה וְאַחַת הֵנָּה וַיַּעַל וַיִּגְהַר עָלָיו וַיְזוֹרֵר הַנַּעַר עַד שֶׁבַע פְּעָמִים וַיִּפְקַח הַנַּעַר אֶת עֵינָיו:
36. And he summoned Gehazi and said, "Call this Shunemmitess." And he called her, and she came to him, and he said, "Pick up your son."   לו. וַיִּקְרָא אֶל גֵּיחֲזִי וַיֹּאמֶר קְרָא אֶל הַשֻּׁנַמִּית הַזֹּאת וַיִּקְרָאֶהָ וַתָּבֹא אֵלָיו וַיֹּאמֶר שְׂאִי בְנֵךְ:
37. And she came and fell at his feet and bowed to the ground; and she picked up her son and departed.   לז. וַתָּבֹא וַתִּפֹּל עַל רַגְלָיו וַתִּשְׁתַּחוּ אָרְצָה וַתִּשָּׂא אֶת בְּנָהּ וַתֵּצֵא:
38. And Elisha returned to Gilgal; and the famine was in the land, and the disciples of the prophets were sitting before him. And he said to his servant, "Set the large pot on the fire and cook a stew for the disciples of the prophets."   לח. וֶאֱלִישָׁע שָׁב הַגִּלְגָּלָה וְהָרָעָב בָּאָרֶץ וּבְנֵי הַנְּבִיאִים ישְׁבִים לְפָנָיו וַיֹּאמֶר לְנַעֲרוֹ שְׁפֹת הַסִּיר הַגְּדוֹלָה וּבַשֵּׁל נָזִיד לִבְנֵי הַנְּבִיאִים:
set the… pot: Place it on the stove  
a stew: Heb. נָזִיד, a cooked dish.  
39. And one went out to the field to gather herbs; and he found a vine in the field and gathered from it wild mushrooms his garment full; and he came and diced them into the pot of stew, for they did not know.   לט. וַיֵּצֵא אֶחָד אֶל הַשָּׂדֶה לְלַקֵּט אֹרֹת וַיִּמְצָא גֶּפֶן שָׂדֶה וַיְלַקֵּט מִמֶּנּוּ פַּקֻּעֹת שָׂדֶה מְלֹא בִגְדוֹ וַיָּבֹא וַיְפַלַּח אֶל סִיר הַנָּזִיד כִּי לֹא יָדָעוּ:
a vine in the field: This follows Jonathan.  
to gather herbs: [Heb.] oroth, garden rocket, which they call eruca [in Latin], which brightens the eyes, meir [in Heb.] (Yoma 18b). Others interpret ‘oroth’ as herbs, as (Is. 18: 4) “Like a clear heat on herbs (‘or’).”  
a vine in the field:  
and gathered from it wild mushrooms: Wild mushrooms grew from it. That is boljic in O.F: It is poisonous. [It is common that mushrooms grow from old tree stumps and the like. In this case, they grew from a vine.] And in the name of Rabbi Menahem. I heard, and he gathered in addition to the fruit that grew from it, wild mushrooms.  
and diced them: split them.  
40. And they poured for the people to eat; and it was when they were eating of the stew, that they cried out and said, "Death is in the pot, O man of God!" and they could not eat.   מ. וַיִּצְקוּ לַאֲנָשִׁים לֶאֱכוֹל וַיְהִי כְּאָכְלָם מֵהַנָּזִיד וְהֵמָּה צָעָקוּ וַיֹּאמְרוּ מָוֶת בַּסִּיר אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים וְלֹא יָכְלוּ לֶאֱכֹל:
41. And he said, "Fetch flour," and he threw [it] into the pot, and he said, "Pour it for the people and let them eat. " And there was no harmful substance in the pot.   מא. וַיֹּאמֶר וּקְחוּ קֶמַח וַיַּשְׁלֵךְ אֶל הַסִּיר וַיֹּאמֶר צַק לָעָם וְיֹאכֵלוּ וְלֹא הָיָה דָּבָר רָע בַּסִּיר:
42. And a man came from Baal-Shalishah, and he brought to the man of God bread of the first-fruits, twenty loaves of barley bread and sheaves of fresh grain in their shells; and he said, "Give to the people and let them eat.   מב. וְאִישׁ בָּא מִבַּעַל שָׁלִשָׁה וַיָּבֵא לְאִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים לֶחֶם בִּכּוּרִים עֶשְׂרִים לֶחֶם שְׂעֹרִים וְכַרְמֶל בְּצִקְלֹנוֹ וַיֹּאמֶר תֵּן לָעָם וְיֹאכֵלוּ:
from Ball Shalishah: the name of a province. And Jonathan rendered: from the southland.“Baal” is an expression meaning a plain. There are many such expressions in the Bible.  
bread of the first fruits: It was during Passover, when the grain becomes ripe.  
in their shells: Jonathan [renders]: in their garments. [The shell is compared to a garment of the grain].  
to the people: to the students whom he sustained.  
43. And his servant said, "How will I give this before one hundred men? And he said, "Give the people and let them eat, for so has the Lord said, 'They shall eat and leave over.' "   מג. וַיֹּאמֶר מְשָׁרְתוֹ מָה אֶתֵּן זֶה לִפְנֵי מֵאָה אִישׁ וַיֹּאמֶר תֵּן לָעָם וְיֹאכֵלוּ כִּי כֹה אָמַר יְהֹוָה אָכוֹל וְהוֹתֵר:
How will I give this: [i.e.,] each bread.  
44. And he placed it before them, and they ate and left over, according to the word of the Lord.   מד. וַיִּתֵּן לִפְנֵיהֶם וַיֹּאכְלוּ וַיּוֹתִרוּ כִּדְבַר יְהֹוָה:
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