New International Version
Then the word of the LORD came to him:
King James Bible
And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying,
Darby Bible Translation
And the word of Jehovah came to him saying,
World English Bible
The word of Yahweh came to him, saying,
Young's Literal Translation
and the word of Jehovah is unto him, saying,
1 Kings 17:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The brook dried up - Because there had been no rain in the land for some time, God having sent this drought as a testimony against the idolatry of the people: see Deuteronomy 11:16, Deuteronomy 11:17.
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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 17:7
Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land.
1 Kings 17:9
"Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food."
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