1 Kings 19:12
New International Version
After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.

New Living Translation
And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper.

English Standard Version
And after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.

Berean Study Bible
After the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a still, small voice.

New American Standard Bible
After the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of a gentle blowing.

King James Bible
And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

Christian Standard Bible
After the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire there was a voice, a soft whisper.

Contemporary English Version
Then there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. Finally, there was a gentle breeze,

Good News Translation
After the earthquake there was a fire--but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the soft whisper of a voice.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire there was a voice, a soft whisper.

International Standard Version
After the earthquake there came fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire, there was the sound of a gentle whisper.

NET Bible
After the earthquake, there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. After the fire, there was a soft whisper.

New Heart English Bible
After the earthquake a fire passed; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After the earthquake there was a fire. But the LORD wasn't in the fire. And after the fire there was a quiet, whispering voice.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.

New American Standard 1977
And after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of a gentle blowing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire, a still small voice,

King James 2000 Bible
And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

American King James Version
And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

American Standard Version
and after the earthquake a fire; but Jehovah was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire the voice of a gentle breeze.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And after the earthquake a fire: the Lord is not in the fire, and after the fire a whistling of a gentle air.

Darby Bible Translation
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice.

English Revised Version
and after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

Webster's Bible Translation
And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

World English Bible
After the earthquake a fire passed; but Yahweh was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

Young's Literal Translation
and after the shaking a fire: -- not in the fire is Jehovah; and after the fire a voice still small;
Study Bible
The LORD Speaks to Elijah at Horeb
11Then the LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD. Behold, the LORD is about to pass by.” And a great and mighty wind tore into the mountains and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. 12After the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a still, small voice. 13When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”…
Cross References
Job 4:16
It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance; a form loomed before my eyes, and I heard a whispering voice:

Zechariah 4:6
So he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD of Hosts.

Treasury of Scripture

And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

a fire

1 Kings 18:38
Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.

Genesis 15:17
And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

Exodus 3:2
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

a still

Exodus 34:6
And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

Job 4:16
It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,

Job 33:7
Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my hand be heavy upon thee.







Lexicon
After
וְאַחַ֤ר (wə·’a·ḥar)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

the earthquake
הָרַ֙עַשׁ֙ (hā·ra·‘aš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7494: Vibration, bounding, uproar

there was a fire,
בָאֵ֖שׁ (ḇā·’êš)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 784: A fire

but the LORD
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

was not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

in the fire.
אֵ֔שׁ (’êš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 784: A fire

And after
וְאַחַ֣ר (wə·’a·ḥar)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

the fire
הָאֵ֔שׁ (hā·’êš)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 784: A fire

came a still,
דְּמָמָ֥ה (də·mā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1827: A whisper

small
דַקָּֽה׃ (ḏaq·qāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1851: Crushed, small, thin

voice.
ק֖וֹל (qō·wl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound
Verse 12. - And after the earthquake a fire [For the association of tempest, earthquake, fire, etc., as punishments of God, see Isaiah 29:6, and Psalm 18:7, 8. "Fire" may well signify lightning (Job 1:16; Exodus 9:23). For a vivid description of a thunderstorm at Sinai, see Stewart's "Tent and Khan," pp. 139, 140; ap. Stanley, "Jew. Ch.," vol. 1. p. 149]: but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. [Heb. a voice of gentle silence. דְּמָמָה an onomatopoetic word, is allied to our word dumb. Very similar expression Job 4:16. What was the object and meaning of this succession of signs? First, let us remember that Elijah was the prophet of deeds. He taught his contemporaries not by word but by act. He is here taught in turn by signs. There passes before him in the mountain hollow, in the black and dark night, a procession of natural terrors-of storm, and earthquake, and fire. But none of these things move him; none speak to his soul and tell of a present God. It is the hushed voice, the awful stillness, overpowers and enchains him. He is to learn hence, first, that the Lord is a God "merciful and gracious, long suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth" (Exodus 34:6); and secondly, that as it has been with himself, so it will be with others; the name of the Lord will be proclaimed in a voice of gentle silence (ib., ver. 5). The weapons of His warfare, the instruments of religious progress, must be spiritual, not carnal. Not in fire and sword and slaughter, but by a secret voice speaking to the conscience, will God regain His sway over the hearts of Israel. (See Homiletics.) The striking similarity between this theophany and that which Moses saw in the same place, or at no great distance from it, must not be overlooked, for this constitutes another link between law giver and law restorer. The proclamation of Exodus 34:3, 7 is the best exponent of the parable of vers. 11, 12. To each was the vision of God granted after a faithful witness against idolatry, and after a slaughter of idolaters; each was in a clift of the rock; in either case the Lord passed by; the one was taught by words, the other rather by signs, but the message in each case was the same - that judgment is God's strange work, but that He will by no means clear the guilty (cf. ver. 17).] 19:9-13 The question God put, What doest thou here, Elijah? is a reproof. It concerns us often to ask whether we are in our place, and in the way of our duty. Am I where I should be? whither God calls me, where my business lies, and where I may be useful? He complained of the people, and their obstinacy in sin; I only am left. Despair of success hinders many a good enterprise. Did Elijah come hither to meet with God? he shall find that God will meet him. The wind, and earthquake, and fire, did not make him cover his face, but the still voice did. Gracious souls are more affected by the tender mercies of the Lord, than by his terrors. The mild voice of Him who speaks from the cross, or the mercy-seat, is accompanied with peculiar power in taking possession of the heart.
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