1 Kings 17:11
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New International Version
As she was going to get it, he called, "And bring me, please, a piece of bread."

New Living Translation
As she was going to get it, he called to her, "Bring me a bite of bread, too."

English Standard Version
And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.”

New American Standard Bible
As she was going to get it, he called to her and said, "Please bring me a piece of bread in your hand."

King James Bible
And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As she went to get it, he called to her and said, "Please bring me a piece of bread in your hand."

International Standard Version
While she was on her way to get the water, he called out to her, "Would you please also bring me a piece of bread while you're at it?"

NET Bible
As she went to get it, he called out to her, "Please bring me a piece of bread."

New Heart English Bible
And as she was going to get it, he called to her, and said, "Please bring me a piece of bread in your hand."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As she was going to get it, he called to her again, "Please bring me a piece of bread too."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said: 'Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thy hand.'

New American Standard 1977
And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a piece of bread in your hand.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her again and said, Bring me also, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thy hand.

King James 2000 Bible
And as she was going to bring it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray you, a morsel of bread in your hand.

American King James Version
And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray you, a morsel of bread in your hand.

American Standard Version
And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thy hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when she was going to fetch it he called after her, saying: Bring me also, I beseech thee, a morsel of bread in thy hand.

Darby Bible Translation
And she went to fetch [it], and he called to her and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thy hand.

English Revised Version
And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
And as she was going to bring it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thy hand.

World English Bible
As she was going to get it, he called to her, and said, "Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand."

Young's Literal Translation
And she goeth to bring it, and he calleth unto her and saith, 'Bring, I pray thee, to me a morsel of bread in thy hand.'
Study Bible
The Widow of Zarephath
10So he arose and went to Zarephath, and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks; and he called to her and said, "Please get me a little water in a jar, that I may drink." 11As she was going to get it, he called to her and said, "Please bring me a piece of bread in your hand." 12But she said, "As the LORD your God lives, I have no bread, only a handful of flour in the bowl and a little oil in the jar; and behold, I am gathering a few sticks that I may go in and prepare for me and my son, that we may eat it and die."…
Cross References
1 Kings 17:10
So he arose and went to Zarephath, and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks; and he called to her and said, "Please get me a little water in a jar, that I may drink."

1 Kings 17:12
But she said, "As the LORD your God lives, I have no bread, only a handful of flour in the bowl and a little oil in the jar; and behold, I am gathering a few sticks that I may go in and prepare for me and my son, that we may eat it and die."
Treasury of Scripture

And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray you, a morsel of bread in your hand.

as she was going

Genesis 24:18,19 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hurried, and let down her pitcher …

Matthew 10:42 And whoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup …

Matthew 25:35-40 For I was an hungered, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you …

Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained …

a morsel

1 Kings 16:9 And his servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against …

1 Kings 18:4 For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that …

Genesis 18:5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort you your hearts; …

Verse 11. - And as she was going to fetch it [The gift of water to the thirsty is always regarded as a sacred duty in the East. "Never yet during many years' residence in Syria and many a long day's travel, have I been refused a draught of water by a single individual of any sect or race. The Bedawy in the desert has shared with me the last drop in his waterskin" (Porter). It is clear that the water supply of Phoenicia had not entirely failed. "The fresh streams of Lebanon would retain their life giving power long after the scantier springs of Palestine had been dried up," Stanley] he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread [The request for food will soon reveal to him whether this is the widow woman who is to sustain him] in thine hand. [Bahr would understand here, "Give me a morsel of the bread which thou hast in thine hand" - einen Bissen des Brodes das du besitzest - and he has the LXX., ψωμὸν ἄρτου τοῦ ἐν τῇ χειρί σου, to support him. But it is fatal to this view

(1) that the verb is לִקְחִי - the same as already used in the request for water (ver. 10), and

(2) that there is no article before bread. "The bread in thine hand" would have been clear, but the words as they stand can only mean, "Bring me, together with the water in the vessel, a morsel of bread in thine hand." Besides, "in thy possession" would probably have been expressed by "under thine hand," as in 1 Samuel 21:3, 4, 8, though "in the hand" is found in Ecclesiastes 5:13; Ezra 7:25, in a somewhat similar sense.] And as she was going to fetch it,.... For she made no difficulty of granting his request, but immediately set out to fetch him some water from the city, or some spring close by, or her own house; being very ready to do an hospitable act to a stranger, and especially to a good man, and a prophet, as she might perceive by his habit he was, as it seems by what follows:

and said, bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand; to eat before he drank; this he said still further to try her whether she was the person that was to sustain him, as well as in order to lead on to more discourse with her. 17:8-16 Many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, and some, it is likely, would have bidden him welcome to their houses; yet he is sent to honour and bless with his presence a city of Sidon, a Gentile city, and so becomes the first prophet of the Gentiles. Jezebel was Elijah's greatest enemy; yet, to show her how powerless was her malice, God will find a hiding-place for him even in her own country. The person appointed to entertain Elijah is not one of the rich or great men of Sidon; but a poor widow woman, in want, and desolate, is made both able and willing to sustain him. It is God's way, and it is his glory, to make use of, and put honour upon, the weak and foolish things of the world. O woman, great was thy faith; one has not found the like, no not in Israel. She took the prophet's word, that she should not lose by it. Those who can venture upon the promise of God, will make no difficulty to expose and empty themselves in his service, by giving him his part first. Surely the increase of this widow's faith, so as to enable her thus readily to deny herself, and to depend upon the Divine promise, was as great a miracle in the kingdom of grace, as the increase of her meal and oil in the kingdom of providence. Happy are all who can thus, against hope, believe and obey in hope. One poor meal's meat this poor widow gave the prophet; in recompence of it, she and her son did eat above two years, in a time of famine. To have food from God's special favour, and in such good company as Elijah, made it more than doubly sweet. It is promised to those who trust in God, that they shall not be ashamed in evil time; in days of famine they shall be satisfied.
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