1 Kings 17:5
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New International Version
So he did what the LORD had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there.

New Living Translation
So Elijah did as the LORD told him and camped beside Kerith Brook, east of the Jordan.

English Standard Version
So he went and did according to the word of the LORD. He went and lived by the brook Cherith that is east of the Jordan.

Berean Study Bible
So Elijah did what the LORD had told him, and he went and lived by the Brook Cherith, east of the Jordan.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.

Christian Standard Bible
So he proceeded to do what the LORD commanded. Elijah left and lived at the Wadi Cherith where it enters the Jordan.

Contemporary English Version
Elijah obeyed the LORD and went to live near Cherith Creek.

Good News Translation
Elijah obeyed the LORD's command, and went and stayed by Cherith Brook.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So he did what the LORD commanded. Elijah left and lived by the Wadi Cherith where it enters the Jordan.

International Standard Version
So Elijah left and did exactly what the LORD had told him to do—he went to live near the Wadi Cherith, where it enters the Jordan River.

NET Bible
So he did as the LORD told him; he went and lived in the Kerith Valley near the Jordan.

New Heart English Bible
So he went and did according to the word of the LORD; for he went and lived by the Wadi Cherith, that is near the Jordan.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Elijah left and did what the word of the LORD [had told him]. He went to live by the Cherith River, which is east of the Jordan River.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD; for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD; for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan.

King James 2000 Bible
So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is east of the Jordan.

American King James Version
So he went and did according to the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelled by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.

American Standard Version
So he went and did according unto the word of Jehovah; for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So he went, and did according to the word of the Lord: and going, he dwelt by the torrent Carith, which is over against the Jordan.

Darby Bible Translation
And he went and did according to the word of Jehovah; he went and abode by the torrent Cherith, which is before the Jordan.

English Revised Version
So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.

Webster's Bible Translation
So he went and did according to the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.

World English Bible
So he went and did according to the word of Yahweh; for he went and lived by the brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan.

Young's Literal Translation
And he goeth and doth according to the word of Jehovah, yea, he goeth and dwelleth by the brook Cherith, that is on the front of the Jordan,
Study Bible
The Ravens Feed Elijah
4And you are to drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” 5So Elijah did what the LORD had told him, and he went and lived by the Brook Cherith, east of the Jordan. 6The ravens would bring him bread and meat in the morning and evening, and he would drink from the brook.…
Cross References
1 Kings 17:4
And you are to drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there."

1 Kings 17:6
The ravens would bring him bread and meat in the morning and evening, and he would drink from the brook.

Treasury of Scripture

So he went and did according to the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelled by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.

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John 15:14 You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.

Many learned men have raised doubts on those parts of the Inspired word, which may, by the perverseness of their argument and the ingenuity of their surmise, be made {to appear} inconsistent with fact. In this case, they are not satisfied with being expressly told by God that the ravens supplied Elijah with food, while the brook gave him drink, but apparently to mystify a manifest miracle, they suggest whether these ravens might not be merchantmen, or the inhabitants of a neighbouring town. Let any unprejudiced reader and lover of the Bible take the whole history of Elijah, and he will find that his life was almost a daily illustration of the power of God in his miraculous interpositions. Instance the supply of provision in the unwasting barrel of meal and cruse of oil, after the prophet had removed to Zarephath: the power communicated to him to raise the widow's son from death: the wonderful interposition of the Lord to prove the folly of Baal's worshippers, in sending down fire from heaven to consume Elijah's sacrifice and lick up the water, although the sacrifice had been saturated therewith, and the altar surrounded by a deep trench to prevent its running away. The prayer for rain is another instance: the sojourn in Horeb forty days and forty nights, after having eaten of the cake: the smiting of the waters at Jordan: the fall of the mantle on Elisha: and finally, in the closing scene of life, he was taken to glory without tasting the pains of death, the sting was taken away.







Verse 5. - So he went and did according auto the word of the Lord: for [Heb. and] he went and dwelt by [Heb. in] the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. So he went, and did according to the word of the Lord,.... Took his journey eastward, and hid himself in the place directed to:

for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan; see Gill on 1 Kings 17:3. 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!
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