1 Kings 19:19

“So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So hee departed thence and found Elisha the sonne of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelue yoke of oxen before him, and hee with the twelfth: and Eliiah passed by him, and cast his mantle vpon him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, while he was plowing with twelve pairs {of oxen} before him, and he with the twelfth. And Elijah passed over to him and threw his mantle on him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing, with twelve yoke `of oxen' before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed over unto him, and cast his mantle upon him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So he went away from there and came across Elisha, the son of Shaphat, ploughing with twelve yoke of oxen, he himself walking with the twelfth; and Elijah went up to him and put his robe on him.
- Basic English Bible

And he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was ploughing [with] twelve yokes before him, and he with the twelfth; and Elijah went over to him, and cast his mantle on him.
- Darby Bible

So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.
- Webster's Bible

So he departed there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing, with twelve yoke [of oxen] before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed over to him, and cast his mantle on him.
- World English Bible

And he goeth thence, and findeth Elisha son of Shaphat, and he is plowing; twelve yoke [are] before him, and he [is] with the twelfth; and Elijah passeth over unto him, and casteth his robe upon him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing, with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth; and Elijah passed over unto him, and cast his mantle upon him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 19:19


19:19 Was plowing - Who had twelve ploughs going, whereof eleven weremanaged by his servants, and the last by himself; according to thesimplicity of those ancient times, in which men of good estate submittedto the meanest employments. Cast his mantle - By that ceremony conferringupon him the office of a prophet, which God was pleased to accompany withthe gifts and graces of his spirit.


Discussion for 1 Kings 19

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    God is with Elijah to the end.
  • Armando R Beltran
    Many are called but few are chosen. He found the called plowing, working and the call to serve under a mentor with the same calling was placed upon Him. He answered the call let go of the plow, sacrificed His current security, loved God more then His work, father and mother and ran after the One who called Him. Many want the Anointing without leaving all they have and humbling themselves under God
  • BSP
    Verses 11 and 12 show that Jehovah God is greater than anything he creates. He is not in his creation.
  • James Gutschmidt
    a delicate whispering, as of the breeze among the leaves
  • Joshua Quansah
    A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark who never fails, the writer of this song says the worlds is filled with devils like Jezebel and though mighty but one word of God fells them. We are a times fear as Elijah did but Elijah's story strengthens our faith and His peace re-echo His presence with always as our promised us in Mathew 28
  • Daisy Wingard
    I am reminded of walking in the strength of God a , nd not my own. God uses us to accomplish His will. When we walk in our strength, we become angry, afraid, frustration and restless and we hear the voices of others. When we are walking in God's strength, the above occurs, but we don't stay there. He always delivers.

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