1 Kings 19:5
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New International Version
Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, "Get up and eat."

New Living Translation
Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree. But as he was sleeping, an angel touched him and told him, "Get up and eat!"

English Standard Version
And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, “Arise and eat.”

New American Standard Bible
He lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and behold, there was an angel touching him, and he said to him, "Arise, eat."

King James Bible
And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree. Suddenly, an angel touched him. The angel told him, "Get up and eat."

International Standard Version
Then he lay down and went to sleep under the juniper tree. All of a sudden, there was an angel, who kept grabbing him and telling him, "Get up! Eat!"

NET Bible
He stretched out and fell asleep under the shrub. All of a sudden an angelic messenger touched him and said, "Get up and eat."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he lay down and slept under the broom plant. An angel touched him and said, "Get up and eat."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him and said unto him, Arise and eat.

King James 2000 Bible
And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.

American King James Version
And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said to him, Arise and eat.

American Standard Version
And he lay down and slept under a juniper-tree; and, behold, an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he cast himself down, end slept in the shadow of the juniper tree: and behold an angel of the Lord touched him, and said to him: Arise and eat.

Darby Bible Translation
And he lay down and slept under the broom-bush. And behold, an angel touched him, and said to him, Arise, eat!

English Revised Version
And he lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and, behold, an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.

Webster's Bible Translation
And as he lay and slept under a juniper-tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said to him, Arise and eat.

World English Bible
He lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and behold, an angel touched him, and said to him, "Arise and eat!"

Young's Literal Translation
And he lieth down and sleepeth under a certain retem-tree, and lo, a messenger cometh against him, and saith to him, 'Rise, eat;'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

19:1-8 Jezebel sent Elijah a threatening message. Carnal hearts are hardened and enraged against God, by that which should convince and conquer them. Great faith is not always alike strong. He might be serviceable to Israel at this time, and had all reason to depend upon God's protection, while doing God's work; yet he flees. His was not the deliberate desire of grace, as Paul's, to depart and be with Christ. God thus left Elijah to himself, to show that when he was bold and strong, it was in the Lord, and the power of his might; but of himself he was no better than his fathers. God knows what he designs us for, though we do not, what services, what trials, and he will take care that we are furnished with grace sufficient.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - And as he lay and slept ["While death was called for, the cousin of death comes unbidden" (Hall)] under a [Heb. one] Juniper tree, behold, then [Heb. זֶה this; "behold here," siehe da, Gesen.], an angel [Heb. messenger; the same word as in ver. 2, but explained in ver. 7 to be a messenger of God. Cf. Genesis 16:9; Genesis 21:17] touched [Heb. touching] him and said unto him, Arise and eat. [Probably he had eaten little or nothing since leaving Jezreel. Food was now what he most needed. This circumstance suggests that the profound depression betrayed in his prayer (ver. 4) was largely the result of physical weakness.]

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree,.... Being weary and fatigued with his journey, the same under which he sat; for there was but one, as that is said to be in the preceding verse:

behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, arise, and eat; so far was the Lord from granting his request to take away his life, that he made provision to preserve it; so careful was he of him, as to give an angel charge to get food ready for him, and then awake him to eat of it.



1 Kings 19:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Elijah Flees Jezebel
4But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is enough; now, O LORD, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers." 5He lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and behold, there was an angel touching him, and he said to him, "Arise, eat." 6Then he looked and behold, there was at his head a bread cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank and lay down again.…
Cross References
Genesis 28:12
He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.

1 Kings 19:4
while he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. "I have had enough, LORD," he said. "Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors."

1 Kings 19:6
He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again.

Zechariah 4:1
Then the angel who talked with me returned and woke me up, like someone awakened from sleep.
Treasury of Scripture

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