1 Kings 17:4

“And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Kings 17:4

And it shall bee, that thou shalt drinke of the brooke, and I haue commanded the rauens to feed thee there.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"It shall be that you will drink of the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to provide for you there."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The water of the stream will be your drink, and by my orders the ravens will give you food there.
- Basic English Bible

And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the torrent; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.
- Darby Bible

And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.
- Webster's Bible

It shall be, that you shall drink of the brook. I have commanded the ravens to feed you there."
- World English Bible

and it hath been, from the brook thou dost drink, and the ravens I have commanded to sustain thee there.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Kings 17:4

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 17:4


17:4 Have commanded - Or, I shall command, that is, effectuallymove them, by instincts which shall be as forcible with them, as a law orcommand is to men. God is said to command both brute creatures, andsenseless things; when he causeth them to do the things which he intends toeffect by them. The ravens - Which he chuseth for this work; to shew hiscare and power in providing for the prophet by those creatures, which arenoted for their greediness, that by this strange experiment he might betaught to trust God in those many and great difficulties to which he was tobe exposed. God could have sent angels to minister to him. But he chosewinged messengers of another kind to shew he can serve his own purposes aseffectually, by the meanest creatures as by the mightiest. Ravens neglecttheir own young, and do not feed them: yet when God pleaseth, they shallfeed his prophet.


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