1 Kings 17:3
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English Standard Version
“Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan.

King James Bible
Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.

American Standard Version
Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Get thee hence, and go towards the east and hide thyself by the torrent of Carith, which is over against the Jordan,

English Revised Version
Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.

Webster's Bible Translation
Depart hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.

1 Kings 17:3 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Whereas the former kings of Israel had only perpetuated the sin of Jeroboam, i.e., the calf-worship. or worship of Jehovah under the image of an ox, which he had introduced, Ahab was not satisfied with this. לכתּו הנקל ויהי, "it came to pass, was it too little?" i.e., because it was too little (cf. Ewald, 362, a.) to walk in the sins of Jeroboam, that he took as his wife Jezebel, the daughter of Ethbaal the king of the Sidonians, and served Baal, and worshipped him. ויּלך before ויּעבד, "he went and served," is a pictorial description of what took place, to give greater prominence to the new turn of affairs. אתבּעל .sri (i.e., with Baal) is the Εἰθώβαλος (בּעל אתּו or Ἰθόβαλος: Jos. Ant. viii. 13, 1) mentioned by Menander in Josephus, c. Ap. i. 18, who was king of Tyre and Sidon, and priest of Astarte, and who usurped the throne after the murder of his brother, king Pheles, and reigned thirty-two years. Jezebel (איזבל, i.e., probably without cohabitation, cf. Genesis 30:20, equals untouched, chaste; not a contraction of אביזבל, as Ewald, 273, b., supposes) was therefore, as tyrant and murderess of the prophets, a worthy daughter of her father, the idolatrous priest and regicide. Baal (always הבּעל with the article, the Baal, i.e., Lord κατ ̓ ἐξοχήν) was the principal male deity of the Phoenicians and Canaanites, and generally of the western Asiatics, called by the Babylonians בּל equals בּעל (Isaiah 46:1), Βῆλος, and as the sun-god was worshipped as the supporter and first principle of psychical life and of the generative and reproductive power of nature (see at Judges 2:13). Ahab erected an altar to this deity הבּעל בּית, in the house (temple) of Baal, which he had built at Samaria. The worship of Baal had its principal seat in Tyre, where Hiram, the contemporary of David and Solomon, had built for it a splendid temple and placed a golden pillar (χρυσοῦν κίονα) therein, according to Dius and Menander, in Joseph. Ant. viii. 5, 3, and c. Ap. i. 18. Ahab also erected a similar pillar (מצּבה) to Baal in his temple at Samaria (vid., 2 Kings 3:2; 2 Kings 10:27). For statues of images of Baal are not met with in the earlier times; and the בּעלים are not statues of Baal, but different modifications of that deity. It was only in the later temple of Baal or Hercules at Tyre that there was, as Cicero observes (Verr. iv. 43), ex aere simulacrum ipsius Herculis, quo non facile quidquam dixerim me vidisse pulcrius.

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hide thyself

1 Kings 22:25 And Micaiah said, Behold, you shall see in that day, when you shall go into an inner chamber to hide yourself.

Psalm 31:20 You shall hide them in the secret of your presence from the pride of man...

Psalm 83:3 They have taken crafty counsel against your people, and consulted against your hidden ones.

Jeremiah 36:19,26 Then said the princes to Baruch, Go, hide you, you and Jeremiah; and let no man know where you be...

John 8:59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the middle of them...

Acts 17:14 And then immediately the brothers sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus stayed there still.

Hebrews 11:38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

Revelation 12:6,14 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared of God...

Cross References
1 Kings 17:2
And the word of the LORD came to him:

1 Kings 17:4
You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there."

Jeremiah 36:19
Then the officials said to Baruch, "Go and hide, you and Jeremiah, and let no one know where you are."

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