1 Kings 17:4
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New International Version
You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there."

New Living Translation
Drink from the brook and eat what the ravens bring you, for I have commanded them to bring you food."

English Standard Version
You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.”

New American Standard Bible
"It shall be that you will drink of the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to provide for you there."

King James Bible
And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are to drink from the wadi. I have commanded the ravens to provide for you there."

International Standard Version
You will be able to drink from that brook, and I've commanded some crows to sustain you there."

NET Bible
Drink from the stream; I have already told the ravens to bring you food there."

New Heart English Bible
And it shall be that you will drink from the wadi. I have commanded the ravens to feed you there."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You can drink from the stream, and I've commanded ravens to feed you there."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.'

New American Standard 1977
“And it shall be that you shall drink of the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to provide for you there.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
and thou shalt drink of the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.

King James 2000 Bible
And it shall be, that you shall drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.

American King James Version
And it shall be, that you shall drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.

American Standard Version
And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there thou shalt drink of the torrent: and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.

Darby Bible Translation
And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the torrent; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.

English Revised Version
And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.

World English Bible
It shall be, that you shall drink of the brook. I have commanded the ravens to feed you there."

Young's Literal Translation
and it hath been, from the brook thou dost drink, and the ravens I have commanded to sustain thee there.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:1-7 God wonderfully suits men to the work he designs them for. The times were fit for an Elijah; an Elijah was fit for them. The Spirit of the Lord knows how to fit men for the occasions. Elijah let Ahab know that God was displeased with the idolaters, and would chastise them by the want of rain, which it was not in the power of the gods they served to bestow. Elijah was commanded to hide himself. If Providence calls us to solitude and retirement, it becomes us to go: when we cannot be useful, we must be patient; and when we cannot work for God, we must sit still quietly for him. The ravens were appointed to bring him meat, and did so. Let those who have but from hand to mouth, learn to live upon Providence, and trust it for the bread of the day, in the day. God could have sent angels to minister to him; but he chose to show that he can serve his own purposes by the meanest creatures, as effectually as by the mightiest. Elijah seems to have continued thus above a year. The natural supply of water, which came by common providence, failed; but the miraculous supply of food, made sure to him by promise, failed not. If the heavens fail, the earth fails of course; such are all our creature-comforts: we lose them when we most need them, like brooks in summer. But there is a river which makes glad the city of God, that never runs dry, a well of water that springs up to eternal life. Lord, give us that living water!
Study Bible
Ravens Feed Elijah
3"Go away from here and turn eastward, and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. 4"It shall be that you will drink of the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to provide for you there." 5So he went and did according to the word of the LORD, for he went and lived by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan.…
Cross References
1 Kings 17:3
"Go away from here and turn eastward, and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan.

1 Kings 17:5
So he went and did according to the word of the LORD, for he went and lived by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan.

1 Kings 17:9
"Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and stay there; behold, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you."
Treasury of Scripture

And it shall be, that you shall drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.

I have commanded

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1 Kings 19:5-8 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel …

Numbers 20:8 Take the rod, and gather you the assembly together, you, and Aaron …

Job 34:29 When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides …

Job 38:8-13,41 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it …

Psalm 33:8,9 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world …

Psalm 147:9 He gives to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

Amos 9:3,4 And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search …

Matthew 4:4,11 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread …

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