New Living Translation
Drink from the brook and eat what the ravens bring you, for I have commanded them to bring you food."
King James Bible
And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.
Darby Bible Translation
And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the torrent; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.
World English Bible
It shall be, that you shall drink of the brook. I have commanded the ravens to feed you there."
Young's Literal Translation
and it hath been, from the brook thou dost drink, and the ravens I have commanded to sustain thee there.'
1 Kings 17:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:4 Have commanded - Or, I shall command, that is, effectually move them, by instincts which shall be as forcible with them, as a law or command is to men. God is said to command both brute creatures, and senseless things; when he causeth them to do the things which he intends to effect by them. The ravens - Which he chuseth for this work; to shew his care and power in providing for the prophet by those creatures, which are noted for their greediness, that by this strange experiment he might be taught to trust God in those many and great difficulties to which he was to be exposed. God could have sent angels to minister to him. But he chose winged messengers of another kind to shew he can serve his own purposes as effectually, by the meanest creatures as by the mightiest. Ravens neglect their own young, and do not feed them: yet when God pleaseth, they shall feed his prophet.
LibraryAnswer to the Jewish Rabby's Letter.
WE Are now come to the letter of Mr. W's Jewish Rabby, whom Mr. W. calls his friend, and says his letter consists of calm and sedate reasoning, p. 55. I on the other hand can see no reason in it. But the reader than not need to rely upon my judgment. Therefore I will transcribe some parts of it, and then make some remarks. The argument of the letter is, that the story of Lazarus's being raised is an imposture; or else the Jews could not have been so wicked, as to be on that account provoked against …
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1 Kings 17:3
"Go to the east and hide by Kerith Brook, near where it enters the Jordan River.
1 Kings 17:5
So Elijah did as the LORD told him and camped beside Kerith Brook, east of the Jordan.
1 Kings 17:9
"Go and live in the village of Zarephath, near the city of Sidon. I have instructed a widow there to feed you."
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