1 Kings 17:15
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New International Version
She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family.

New Living Translation
So she did as Elijah said, and she and Elijah and her family continued to eat for many days.

English Standard Version
And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and he and her household ate for many days.

New American Standard Bible
So she went and did according to the word of Elijah, and she and he and her household ate for many days.

King James Bible
And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So she proceeded to do according to the word of Elijah. Then the woman, Elijah, and her household ate for many days.

International Standard Version
So she went out and did precisely what Elijah told her to do. As a result, Elijah, the widow, and her son were fed for days.

NET Bible
She went and did as Elijah told her; there was always enough food for Elijah and for her and her family.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She did what Elijah had told her. So she, Elijah, and her family had food for a long time.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And she went and did as Elijah told her; and he and she and her house ate for many days.

King James 2000 Bible
And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.

American King James Version
And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.

American Standard Version
And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She went and did according to the word of Elias: and he ate, and she, and her house: and from that day

Darby Bible Translation
And she went and did according to the word of Elijah; and she, and he, and her house, ate a whole year.

English Revised Version
And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.

Webster's Bible Translation
And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.

World English Bible
She went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, ate [many] days.

Young's Literal Translation
And she goeth, and doth according to the word of Elijah, and she eateth, she and he, and her household -- days;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 15. - And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah [the echo of ver. 13, "Go and do according to thy saying"]: and she, and he, [or he and she, according to Chethib] and her house [probably her friends or poor relatives who came to partake of her plenty (Bahr)], did eat many days. [Heb. days, i.e., an indefinite period. See note on ver. 7. The word does not refer to the first baking (ver. 13), but it is to be explained by the next verse.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And she went, and did according to the saying of Elijah,..... Made a cake for him first, and brought it to him, which showed great faith in the word of the Lord by him:

and she, and he, and her house, did eat; many days, a year at least, if not two years, see 1 Kings 17:7 the widow, the prophet, and her family, lived upon the meal and oil so long; we read but of one son, but she might have more.



1 Kings 17:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Widow of Zarephath
14"For thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'The bowl of flour shall not be exhausted, nor shall the jar of oil be empty, until the day that the LORD sends rain on the face of the earth.'" 15So she went and did according to the word of Elijah, and she and he and her household ate for many days. 16The bowl of flour was not exhausted nor did the jar of oil become empty, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke through Elijah.
Cross References
1 Kings 17:14
For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the LORD sends rain on the land.'"

1 Kings 17:16
For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the LORD spoken by Elijah.
Treasury of Scripture

And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.

did according

Genesis 6:22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

Genesis 12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken to him; and Lot went with him…

Genesis 22:3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his donkey, …

2 Chronicles 20:20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness …

Matthew 15:28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is your faith: …

Mark 12:43 And he called to him his disciples, and said to them, Truly I say …

John 11:40 Jesus said to her, Said I not to you, that, if you would believe, …

Romans 4:19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, …

Romans 4:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was …

Hebrews 11:7,8,17 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved …

many days. or, a full year.

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