1 Kings 19:2

“Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then Iezebel sent a messenger vnto Eliiah, saying; So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them, by to morrow about this time.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "So may the gods do to me and even more, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then Jezebel send a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to-morrow about this time.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Jezebel sent a servant to Elijah, saying, May the gods' punishment be on me if I do not make your life like the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.
- Basic English Bible

And Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah saying, So do the gods [to me], and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to-morrow about this time!
- Darby Bible

Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to-morrow about this time.
- Webster's Bible

Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I don't make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time!"
- World English Bible

and Jezebel sendeth a messenger unto Elijah, saying, `Thus doth the gods, and thus do they add, surely about this time to-morrow, I make thy life as the life of one of them.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying: 'So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to-morrow about this time.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 19:2


19:2 Jezebel sent - She gives him notice of it before hand: partly, outof the height of her spirit, as scorning to kill him secretly: partly, outof her impatience, till she had breathed out her rage: and principally,from God's all - disposing providence, that so he might have an opportunityof escaping. Do to me, &c. - So far was she from being changed by thatevident miracle, that she persists in her former idolatry, and adds to it amonstrous confidence, that in spight of God she would destroy his prophet.


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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