1 Kings 19:4
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English Standard Version
But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might die, saying, “It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.”

King James Bible
But 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 away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.

American Standard Version
But 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 Jehovah, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he went forward, one day's journey into the desert. And when he was there, and sat under a juniper tree, he requested for his soul that he might die, and said: It is enough for me, Lord, take away my soul: for I am no better than my fathers.

English Revised Version
But 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 away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.

Webster's Bible Translation
But 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 away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.

1 Kings 19:4 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

As soon as the small cloud ascended from the sea, Elijah sent his servant to tell the king to set off home, that he might not be stopped by the rain. רד, go down, sc. from Carmel to his chariot, which was standing at the foot of the mountain.

(Note: "After three years' drought all herbage must have disappeared from the plain of Jezreel, and the loose clay composing its soil must have been changed into a deep layer of dust. Had time been allowed for the rain to convert that dust into a bed of mud, the chariot-wheels might have stuck fast in it." V. de Velde, i. pp. 326-7.)

1 Kings 19:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

sat down

1 Kings 13:14 And went after the man of God, and found him sitting under an oak: and he said to him, Are you the man of God that came from Judah?...

Genesis 21:15,16 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs...

John 4:6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.

he requested

1 Kings 19:3 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.

Numbers 11:15 And if you deal thus with me, kill me, I pray you, out of hand, if I have found favor in your sight...

2 Kings 2:11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire...

Job 3:20-22 Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul...

Jeremiah 20:14-18 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bore me be blessed...

Jonah 4:3,8 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech you, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live...

Philippians 1:21-24 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain...

for himself [heb] for his life
better

Amos 6:2 Pass you to Calneh, and see; and from there go you to Hamath the great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines...

Nahum 3:8 Are you better than populous No, that was situate among the rivers, that had the waters round about it, whose rampart was the sea...

Matthew 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them...

Romans 3:9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

Cross References
Numbers 11:15
If you will treat me like this, kill me at once, if I find favor in your sight, that I may not see my wretchedness."

1 Kings 19:5
And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, "Arise and eat."

Job 6:9
that it would please God to crush me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!

Jeremiah 20:9
If I say, "I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name," there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot.

Jeremiah 20:14
Cursed be the day on which I was born! The day when my mother bore me, let it not be blessed!

Jonah 4:3
Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live."

Jonah 4:8
When the sun rose, God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on the head of Jonah so that he was faint. And he asked that he might die and said, "It is better for me to die than to live."

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