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1 Kings 17

Overview

1 Kings 17:1, Elijah, having prophesied against Ahab, is sent to Cherith where the ravens feed him; 1 Kings 17:8, He is sent to the widow of Zarephath; 1 Kings 17:17, He raises the widow’s son; 1 Kings 17:24, The woman believes him.

Verse 1

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Elijah: Heb. Elijahu, Matthew 11:14, Matthew 16:14, Matthew 27:47, Matthew 27:49, Luke 1:17, Luke 4:25, Luke 4:26, Luke 9:30, Luke 9:33, Luke 9:54, John 1:21, John 1:25, Romans 11:2, Elias

As the Lord God: 1 Kings 22:14, 2 Kings 3:14, 2 Kings 5:16, Isaiah 49:18, Matthew 7:29, Luke 1:17

before whom: Deuteronomy 10:8, Jeremiah 15:19, Luke 1:19, Luke 21:36, Acts 27:23

dew nor rain: Luke 4:25, James 5:17, Revelation 11:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 12:10 - was a Genesis 27:28 - of the dew Genesis 31:21 - Gilead Genesis 41:30 - seven years Leviticus 26:4 - Then I Leviticus 26:19 - make Deuteronomy 11:17 - shut up Deuteronomy 28:16 - in the field Deuteronomy 28:23 - General Ruth 1:1 - a famine 2 Samuel 21:1 - a famine 2 Samuel 24:13 - seven 1 Kings 1:29 - As the 1 Kings 8:35 - heaven 1 Kings 17:12 - As the Lord 1 Kings 18:1 - in the third year 1 Kings 18:10 - the Lord 1 Kings 18:15 - before whom I 1 Kings 18:41 - a sound 2 Kings 1:3 - Elijah 2 Kings 8:1 - the Lord 1 Chronicles 5:9 - Gilead 1 Chronicles 21:12 - three years' famine 2 Chronicles 6:26 - the heaven Job 6:17 - when it is hot they are consumed Job 12:15 - Behold Job 27:2 - God liveth Job 38:28 - dew Psalms 107:33 - turneth Proverbs 29:1 - General Jeremiah 1:10 - I have Jeremiah 5:24 - that giveth Jeremiah 14:22 - vanities Jeremiah 28:8 - prophesied Daniel 1:19 - therefore Hosea 6:5 - have I Hosea 9:8 - with Hosea 12:10 - have also Hosea 12:11 - iniquity Amos 2:11 - I raised Amos 4:6 - and want Haggai 1:10 - General Haggai 1:11 - I called Zechariah 4:14 - that Zechariah 8:12 - the heavens Zechariah 10:1 - rain in Zechariah 14:17 - even Matthew 17:3 - Elias Luke 12:24 - the ravens Acts 11:28 - great Revelation 11:4 - standing

Verse 2

1 Kings 12:22, 1 Chronicles 17:3, Jeremiah 7:1, Jeremiah 11:1, Jeremiah 18:1, Hosea 1:1, Hosea 1:2

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 17:8 - the word

Verse 3

hide thyself: 1 Kings 22:25, Psalms 31:20, Psalms 83:3, Jeremiah 36:19, Jeremiah 36:26, John 8:59, Acts 17:14, Hebrews 11:38, Revelation 12:6, Revelation 12:14

Reciprocal: Proverbs 28:12 - but

Verse 4

I have commanded: 1 Kings 17:9, 1 Kings 19:5-8, Numbers 20:8, Job 34:29, Job 38:8-13, Job 38:41, Psalms 33:8, Psalms 33:9, Psalms 147:9, Amos 9:3, Amos 9:4, Matthew 4:4, Matthew 4:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 8:7 - a raven Leviticus 11:15 - General 1 Kings 13:28 - the lion had 1 Kings 17:14 - The barrel of meal Jeremiah 37:21 - and that Matthew 6:34 - for Matthew 17:27 - and take Revelation 2:20 - that woman

Verse 5

did according: 1 Kings 19:9, Proverbs 3:5, Matthew 16:24, John 15:14, Many learned men have raised doubts on those parts of the Inspired Word, which may, by the perverseness of their argument and the ingenuity of their surmise, be made to appear inconsistent with fact. In this case, they are not satisfied with being expressly told by God that the ravens supplied Elijah with food, while the brook gave him drink, but apparently to mystify a manifest miracle, they suggest whether these ravens might not be merchantmen, or the inhabitants of a neighbouring town. Let any unprejudiced reader and lover of the Bible take the whole history of Elijah, and he will find that his life was almost a daily illustration of the power of God in his miraculous interpositions. Instance the supply of provision in the unwasting barrel of meal and cruse of oil, after the prophet had removed to Zarephath: the power communicated to him to raise the widow's son from death: the wonderful interposition of the Lord to prove the folly of Baal's worshippers, in sending down fire from heaven to consume Elijah's sacrifice and lick up the water, although the sacrifice had been saturated therewith, and the altar surrounded by a deep trench to prevent its running away. The prayer for rain is another instance: the sojourn in Horeb forty days and forty nights, after having eaten of the cake: the destruction of Ahaziah's messengers twice: the smiting of the waters at Jordan: the fall of the mantle on Elisha, and finally, in the closing scene of life, he was taken to glory without tasting the pains of death, the sting was taken away.

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:16 - in the field 1 Kings 18:10 - they found thee not

Verse 6

the ravens: Exodus 16:35, Numbers 11:23, Judges 14:14, Judges 15:18, Judges 15:19, Psalms 34:9, Psalms 34:10, Psalms 37:3, Psalms 37:19, Psalms 78:15, Psalms 78:16, Psalms 78:23, Psalms 78:24, Isaiah 33:16, Jeremiah 37:21, Jeremiah 40:4, Habakkuk 3:17, Habakkuk 3:18, Matthew 6:31-33, Matthew 14:19-21, Matthew 19:26, Luke 22:35, Hebrews 6:18, Hebrews 13:5, Hebrews 13:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 8:7 - a raven Exodus 2:5 - when she Leviticus 11:15 - General 1 Kings 13:28 - the lion had 1 Kings 19:6 - cake Job 5:20 - famine Revelation 12:16 - General

Verse 7

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after a while: Heb. at the end of days

the brook: Isaiah 40:30, Isaiah 40:31, Isaiah 54:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:3 - in process of time 1 Kings 18:1 - in the third year 2 Chronicles 18:2 - after certain years Jeremiah 14:3 - pits Joel 1:20 - the rivers

Verse 8

the word: 1 Kings 17:2, Genesis 22:14, Isaiah 41:17, Hebrews 13:6

Verse 9

Zarephath: Obadiah 1:20, Luke 4:26, Sarepta

which belongeth: Matthew 15:21, Matthew 15:22

widow woman: 1 Kings 17:4, Judges 7:2, Judges 7:4, Romans 4:17-21, 2 Corinthians 4:7

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 17:11 - a morsel 1 Kings 18:10 - they found thee not 1 Kings 19:6 - cake Jeremiah 36:26 - but Zechariah 9:2 - Zidon Matthew 10:11 - inquire Matthew 10:41 - that receiveth a prophet Matthew 21:3 - straightway Luke 7:12 - the only Revelation 12:6 - that

Verse 10

Fetch me: Genesis 21:15, Genesis 24:17, John 4:7, 2 Corinthians 11:27, Hebrews 11:37

Reciprocal: Judges 4:19 - Give me Ezekiel 12:19 - with carefulness Obadiah 1:20 - Zarephath Hebrews 13:2 - not

Verse 11

as she was going: Genesis 24:18, Genesis 24:19, Matthew 10:42, Matthew 25:35-40, Hebrews 13:2

a morsel: 1 Kings 17:9, 1 Kings 18:4, Genesis 18:5

Verse 12

As the Lord: 1 Kings 17:1, 1 Samuel 14:39, 1 Samuel 14:45, 1 Samuel 20:3, 1 Samuel 20:21, 1 Samuel 25:26, 1 Samuel 26:10, 2 Samuel 15:21, Jeremiah 4:2, Jeremiah 5:2

but an handful: 2 Kings 4:2-7, Matthew 15:33, Matthew 15:34

that we may eat it: Genesis 21:16, Jeremiah 14:18, Lamentations 4:9, Ezekiel 12:18, Ezekiel 12:19, Joel 1:15, Joel 1:16

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:16 - in the field 1 Kings 18:10 - the Lord Job 6:7 - as my sorrowful meat Job 21:25 - never Ecclesiastes 5:17 - he eateth Haggai 1:6 - eat Matthew 4:4 - but Matthew 14:20 - were Luke 7:12 - the only

Verse 13

Fear not: Exodus 14:13, 2 Kings 6:16, 2 Chronicles 20:17, Isaiah 41:10, Isaiah 41:13, Matthew 28:5, Acts 27:24

make me thereof: Genesis 22:1, Genesis 22:2, Judges 7:5-7, Matthew 19:21, Matthew 19:22, Hebrews 11:17, 1 Peter 1:7

first: Proverbs 3:9, Malachi 3:10, Matthew 6:33, Matthew 10:37

Reciprocal: Matthew 1:20 - fear not John 2:7 - Fill John 4:50 - Go Revelation 2:20 - that woman

Verse 14

thus saith: 2 Kings 3:16, 2 Kings 7:1, 2 Kings 9:6

The barrel of meal: 1 Kings 17:4, 2 Kings 4:2-7, 2 Kings 4:42-44, Matthew 14:17-20, Matthew 15:36-38

sendeth: Heb. giveth

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:6 - And the oil Jeremiah 14:22 - Art Matthew 6:34 - for Mark 8:8 - they took

Verse 15

did according: Genesis 6:22, Genesis 12:4, Genesis 22:3, 2 Chronicles 20:20, Matthew 15:28, Mark 12:43, John 11:40, Romans 4:19, Romans 4:20, Hebrews 11:7, Hebrews 11:8, Hebrews 11:17

many days: or, a full year

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 18:1 - in the third year 2 Kings 4:5 - she went

Verse 16

the barrel: Matthew 9:28-30, Matthew 19:26, Luke 1:37, Luke 1:45, John 4:50, John 4:51

according: 1 Kings 13:5

by Elijah: Heb. by the hand of Elijah, 1 Kings 16:12

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:5 - she went

Verse 17

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the son of the woman: Genesis 22:1, Genesis 22:2, 2 Kings 4:18-20, Zechariah 12:10, John 11:3, John 11:4, John 11:14, James 1:2-4, James 1:12, 1 Peter 1:7, 1 Peter 4:12

that there was: Job 12:10, Job 34:14, Psalms 104:29, Daniel 5:23, James 2:26, *marg.

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:20 - and then died 2 Kings 4:32 - the child Ecclesiastes 7:14 - but

Verse 18

What have I: 2 Samuel 16:10, 2 Samuel 19:22, 2 Kings 3:13, 2 Chronicles 35:21, Luke 4:34, Luke 5:8, Luke 8:28, John 2:4

O thou man: 1 Kings 13:1

art thou come: 1 Kings 18:9, Genesis 42:21, Genesis 42:22, Genesis 50:15, Genesis 50:17, 1 Samuel 16:4, Job 13:23, Job 13:26, Ezekiel 21:23, Ezekiel 21:24, Mark 5:7, Mark 5:15-17, Mark 6:16

Reciprocal: Numbers 5:15 - bringing Judges 13:6 - A man 1 Kings 12:22 - the man 1 Kings 20:28 - there came 2 Kings 4:9 - man of God 2 Kings 4:16 - do not lie 2 Kings 4:40 - O thou Psalms 79:8 - remember Ecclesiastes 7:14 - but Jeremiah 14:10 - he will Jeremiah 35:4 - a man Jeremiah 44:21 - did Ezekiel 18:22 - his transgressions Ezekiel 29:16 - bringeth Matthew 8:34 - they besought Matthew 9:24 - Give Mark 5:17 - General Luke 7:12 - the only Luke 8:37 - besought John 8:9 - being John 11:21 - if John 21:17 - grieved Acts 5:13 - of 1 Timothy 6:11 - O man Hebrews 10:3 - a remembrance James 5:16 - The effectual 2 Peter 1:21 - in old time

Verse 19

into a loft: 2 Kings 4:10, 2 Kings 4:21, 2 Kings 4:32, Acts 9:37

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:4 - thou shalt shut Mark 7:33 - he took Luke 8:51 - he suffered Acts 9:40 - and prayed Acts 20:9 - the third

Verse 20

he cried: 1 Kings 18:36, 1 Kings 18:37, Exodus 17:4, 1 Samuel 7:8, 1 Samuel 7:9, 2 Kings 19:4, 2 Kings 19:15, Psalms 99:6, Matthew 21:22, James 5:15-18

hast thou also: Genesis 18:23-25, Joshua 7:8, Joshua 7:9, Psalms 73:13, Psalms 73:14, Jeremiah 12:1

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:4 - thou shalt shut 2 Kings 4:33 - prayed 2 Kings 20:11 - cried unto Matthew 10:41 - that receiveth a prophet Matthew 17:21 - but Mark 9:29 - by prayer John 9:31 - him Acts 28:8 - prayed 2 Timothy 1:18 - that he

Verse 21

stretched himself: Heb. measured himself, 2 Kings 4:33-35, Acts 10:10

O Lord my God: Acts 9:40, Hebrews 11:19

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:34 - General 2 Kings 20:11 - cried unto Matthew 17:21 - but Luke 7:14 - Young Luke 8:55 - her spirit John 5:21 - as John 11:43 - Lazarus Acts 20:10 - and fell James 5:14 - pray

Verse 22

into him: Heb. into his inward parts

and he revived: Deuteronomy 32:39, 1 Samuel 2:6, 2 Kings 13:21, Luke 8:54, John 5:28, John 5:29, John 11:43, Acts 20:12, Romans 14:9, Revelation 11:11

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:35 - and the child opened Acts 20:10 - and fell Hebrews 11:35 - Women

Verse 23

thy son liveth: 2 Kings 4:36, 2 Kings 4:37, Luke 7:15, Acts 9:41, Hebrews 11:35

Reciprocal: Exodus 7:1 - See Luke 7:12 - the only Luke 9:42 - and delivered John 4:51 - Thy

Verse 24

Now by this: John 2:11, John 3:2, John 4:42-48, John 11:15, John 11:42, John 15:24, John 16:30

the word: Ecclesiastes 12:10, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 1 John 2:21

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:11 - Now I Judges 13:6 - A man 1 Kings 12:22 - the man 2 Kings 4:9 - man of God 2 Kings 4:37 - fell at his feet 2 Kings 5:8 - let him come Nehemiah 12:24 - the man Jeremiah 35:4 - a man Luke 7:15 - General 1 Timothy 6:11 - O man 2 Peter 1:21 - in old time

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/1-kings-17.html.