New International Version
"Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, 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.
Darby Bible Translation
Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the torrent Cherith, which is before the Jordan.
World English Bible
"Go away from here, turn eastward, and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan.
Young's Literal Translation
Go from this place; and thou hast turned for thee eastward, and been hidden by the brook Cherith, that is on the front of the Jordan,
1 Kings 17:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hide thyself by the brook Cherith - This brook, and the valley through which it ran, are supposed to have been on the western side of Jordan, and not far from Samaria. Others suppose it to have been on the eastern side, because the prophet is commanded to go eastward, 1 Kings 17:3. It was necessary, after such a declaration to this wicked and idolatrous king, that he should immediately hide himself; as, on the first drought, Ahab would undoubtedly seek his life. But what a proof was this of the power of God, and the vanity of idols! As God's prophet prayed, so there was rain or drought; and all the gods of Israel could not reverse it! Was not this sufficient to have converted all Israel?
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LibraryElijah Standing Before the Lord
And Elijah the Tishbite ... said ... As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand.--1 KINGS xvii. 1. This solemn and remarkable adjuration seems to have been habitual upon Elijah's lips in the great crises of his life. We never find it used by any but himself, and his scholar and successor, Elisha. Both of them employ it under similar circumstances, as if unveiling the very secret of their lives, the reason for their strength, and for their undaunted bearing and bold fronting of all antagonism. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
An American Reformer.
An American Reformer
A Cloud of Witnesses.
1 Kings 17:2
Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah:
1 Kings 17:4
You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there."
Then the officials said to Baruch, "You and Jeremiah, go and hide. Don't let anyone know where you are."
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