Romans 11:4
New International Version
And what was God’s answer to him? “I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”

New Living Translation
And do you remember God’s reply? He said, “No, I have 7,000 others who have never bowed down to Baal!”

English Standard Version
But what is God’s reply to him? “I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”

Berean Study Bible
And what was the divine reply to him? “I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”

Berean Literal Bible
But what was the divine answer spoken to him? "I have left to Myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal."

King James Bible
But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.

New King James Version
But what does the divine response say to him? “I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”

New American Standard Bible
But what is the divine response to him? “I HAVE KEPT for Myself SEVEN THOUSAND MEN WHO HAVE NOT BOWED THE KNEE TO BAAL.”

NASB 1995
But what is the divine response to him? “I HAVE KEPT for Myself SEVEN THOUSAND MEN WHO HAVE NOT BOWED THE KNEE TO BAAL.”

NASB 1977
But what is the divine response to him? “I HAVE KEPT for Myself SEVEN THOUSAND MEN WHO HAVE NOT BOWED THE KNEE TO BAAL.”

Amplified Bible
But what is God’s response to him? “I HAVE KEPT for Myself SEVEN THOUSAND MEN WHO HAVE NOT BOWED THE KNEE TO BAAL.”

Christian Standard Bible
But what was God’s answer to him? I have left seven thousand for myself who have not bowed down to Baal.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But what was God’s reply to him? I have left 7,000 men for Myself who have not bowed down to Baal.

American Standard Version
But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have left for myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It was said to him by revelation, “Behold, I have left for myself 7000 men who have not bowed their knees and worshiped Baal.”

Contemporary English Version
But the Lord told Elijah, "I still have 7,000 followers who have not worshiped Baal."

Douay-Rheims Bible
But what saith the divine answer to him? I have left me seven thousand men, that have not bowed their knees to Baal.

English Revised Version
But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have left for myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal.

Good News Translation
What answer did God give him? "I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not worshiped the false god Baal."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But what was God's reply? God said, "I've kept 7,000 people for myself who have not knelt to worship Baal."

International Standard Version
But what was the divine reply to him? "I have reserved for myself 7,000 people who have not knelt to worship Baal."

Literal Standard Version
but what does the divine answer say to him? “I left to Myself seven thousand men who did not bow a knee to Ba‘al.”

NET Bible
But what was the divine response to him? "I have kept for myself seven thousand people who have not bent the knee to Baal."

New Heart English Bible
But how does God answer him? "I have kept for myself seven thousand people, who have not bowed the knee to Baal."

Weymouth New Testament
But what did God say to him in reply? "I have reserved for Myself 7,000 men who have never bent the knee to Baal."

World English Bible
But how does God answer him? "I have reserved for myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal."

Young's Literal Translation
but what saith the divine answer to him? 'I left to Myself seven thousand men, who did not bow a knee to Baal.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Remnant of Israel
3“Lord, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars. I am the only one left, and they are seeking my life as well”? 4And what was the divine reply to him? “I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” 5In the same way, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.…

Cross References
1 Kings 19:10
"I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of Hosts," he replied, "but the Israelites have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I am the only one left, and they are seeking my life as well."

1 Kings 19:18
Nevertheless, I have reserved seven thousand in Israel--all whose knees have not bowed to Baal and whose mouths have not kissed him."

Isaiah 4:3
Whoever remains in Zion and whoever is left in Jerusalem will be called holy--all in Jerusalem who are recorded among the living--


Treasury of Scripture

But what said the answer of God to him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.

I have reserved.

1 Kings 19:18
Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

Baal.

Numbers 25:3
And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.

Deuteronomy 4:3
Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from among you.

Judges 2:13
And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.









(4) To the image of Baal.--The name "Baal" is here, as frequently in the LXX., in the feminine gender, and it is to account for this that our translators have inserted the word "image." How the feminine really came to be used is uncertain. Some have thought that the deity was androgynous, others have conjectured that the feminine is used contemptuously. Baal was originally the sun-god. The sun, it may be remembered, is feminine in German and some other languages.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[And]
Ἀλλὰ (Alla)
Conjunction
Strong's 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

what [was]
τί (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

divine reply
χρηματισμός (chrēmatismos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5538: An oracle, divine response. From chrematizo; a divine response or revelation.

to him?
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

“I have reserved
Κατέλιπον (Katelipon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2641: From kata and leipo; to leave down, i.e. Behind; by implication, to abandon, have remaining.

for Myself
ἐμαυτῷ (emautō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1683: Genitive case compound of emou and autos; of myself so likewise the dative case emautoi em-ow-to', and accusative case emauton em-ow-ton'.

seven thousand
ἑπτακισχιλίους (heptakischilious)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2035: Seven thousand. From heptakis and chilioi; seven times a thousand.

men
ἄνδρας (andras)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.

who
οἵτινες (hoitines)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3748: Whosoever, whichsoever, whatsoever.

{have} not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

bowed
ἔκαμψαν (ekampsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2578: To bend, bow. Apparently a primary verb; to bend.

[the] knee
γόνυ (gony)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1119: The knee. Of uncertain affinity; the 'knee'.

to Baal.”
Βάαλ (Baal)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 896: Baal, chief deity of the Phoenicians and other Semitic nations. Of Hebrew origin; Baal, a Phoenician deity.


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