1 Kings 17:16
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English Standard Version
The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become empty, according to the word of the LORD that he spoke by Elijah.

King James Bible
And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah.

American Standard Version
The jar of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of Jehovah, which he spake by Elijah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The pot of meal wasted not, and the cruse of oil was not diminished, according to the word of the Lord, which he spoke in the hand of Elias.

English Revised Version
The barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke by Elijah.

1 Kings 17:16 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When Elijah arrived at the city gate, he met a widow engaged in gathering wood. To discover whether it was to her that the Lord had sent him, he asked her for something to drink and for a morsel of bread to eat; whereupon she assured him, with an oath by Jehovah, that she had nothing baked (מעוג equals עגּה, ἐγκρυφίας, a cake baked in hot ashes), but only a handful of meal in the כּד (a pail or small vessel in which meal was kept) and a little oil in the pitcher, and that she was just gathering wood to dress this remnant for herself and her son, that they might eat it, and then die. From this statement of the widow it is evident, on the one hand, that the drought and famine had spread across the Phoenician frontier, as indeed Menander of Ephesus attests;

(Note: Josephus gives this statement from his Phoenician history: ἀβροχία τε ἐπ ̓ αὐτοῦ (sc., Ἰθοβάλου) ἐγένετο ἀπὸ τοῦ Ὑπερβερεταίου μηνὸς ἕως τοῦ ἐρχομένου ἔτους Ὑπερβερεταίου (Ant. viii. 13, 2). Hyperberetaeus answers to Tishri of the Hebrews; cf. Benfey and Stern, die Monatsnamen, p. 18.)

on the other hand, the widow showed by the oath, "as Jehovah thy God liveth," that she was a worshipper of the true God, who spoke of Jehovah as his God, because she recognised the prophet as an Israelite.

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the barrel

Matthew 9:28-30 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus said to them, Believe you that I am able to do this...

Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Luke 1:37,45 For with God nothing shall be impossible...

John 4:50,51 Jesus said to him, Go your way; your son lives. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken to him, and he went his way...

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1 Kings 13:5 The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar...

by Elijah [heb] by the hand of Elijah

1 Kings 16:12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the house of Baasha, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke against Baasha by Jehu the prophet.

Cross References
Matthew 26:7
a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table.

1 Kings 17:15
And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and he and her household ate for many days.

1 Kings 17:17
After this the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became ill. And his illness was so severe that there was no breath left in him.

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