1 Kings 19:15

“And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Kings 19:15

And the Lord sayd vnto him, Goe, returne on thy way to the wildernesse of Damascus: and when thou commest, anoint Hazael to be King ouer Syria.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD said to him, "Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus, and when you have arrived, you shall anoint Hazael king over Aram;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, thou shalt anoint Hazael to be king over Syria;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said to him, Go back on your way through the waste land to Damascus; and when you come there, put the holy oil on Hazael to make him king over Aram;
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah said to him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus; and when thou comest, anoint Hazael king over Syria;
- Darby Bible

And the LORD said to him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria:
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh said to him, "Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus. When you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael to be king over Syria.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah saith unto him, `Go turn back on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus, and thou hast gone in, and anointed Hazael for king over Aram,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD said unto him: 'Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus; and when thou comest, thou shalt anoint Hazael to be king over Aram;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Kings 19:15

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 19:15


19:13 He wrapped, &c. - Through dread of God's presence, being sensiblythat he was neither worthy nor able to endure the sight of God with openface. And stood, &c. - Which God commanded him to do; and as he was goingtowards the mouth of the cave, he was affrighted and stopped in his course,by the dreadful wind, and earthquake, and fire; when these were past, heprosecutes his journey, and goeth on to the mouth of the cave.

19:16 The son, &c. - That is, his grand - son, for he was the son ofJehosaphat, #2Kings 9:2|. This was intended as a prediction that bythese God would punish the degenerate Israelites, plead his own causeamong them, and avenge the quarrel of his covenant.

19:17 Shall Elisha slay - One or other of these should infalliblyexecute God's judgments upon the apostate Israelites. Elisha issaid to slay them, either, because he slew those forty two children,#2Kings 2:24|, besides others whom upon like occasions he might destroy;or, because he by God's appointment inflicted the famine, #2Kings 8:1|,or rather, by the sword which came out of his mouth: the prophets beingsaid to pull down and to destroy what they declare and foretel shall bepulled down. Hazael began to slay them before Jehu was king, thoughhis cruelty was much increased afterward. Jehu destroyed those whomHazael did not, as king Joram himself, and Ahaziah, and all thenear relations of Ahab.


Discussion for 1 Kings 19

View All


Bible Options