1 Kings 19:21

“And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he returned backe from him, and tooke a yoke of oxen, & slew them, and boyled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gaue vnto the people, and they did eat: then he arose, and went after Eliiah, and ministred vnto him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So he returned from following him, and took the pair of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled their flesh with the implements of the oxen, and gave {it} to the people and they ate. Then he arose and followed Elijah and ministered to him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he returned from following him, and took the yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he went back, and took the oxen and put them to death, and cooking their flesh with the yokes of the oxen, he gave the people a feast. Then he got up and went after Elijah and became his servant.
- Basic English Bible

And he returned back from him, and took the yoke of oxen, and killed them, and boiled their flesh with the implements of the oxen, and gave to the people, and they ate. And he arose and went after Elijah, and ministered to him.
- Darby Bible

And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave to the people, and they ate. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered to him.
- Webster's Bible

He returned from following him, and took the yoke of oxen, and killed them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave to the people, and they ate. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and served him.
- World English Bible

And he turneth back from after him, and taketh the yoke of oxen, and sacrificeth it, and with instruments of the oxen he hath boiled their flesh, and giveth to the people, and they eat, and he riseth, and goeth after Elijah, and serveth him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he returned from following him, and took the yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 19:21


19:21 From him - From Elijah to his parents; whom when he had seenand kissed, he returned to Elijah. The instruments - That is, withthe wood belonging to the plow, &c. to which more was added, as occasionrequired. But that he burned, to shew his total relinquishing of his formeremployment. And gave - That is, he made thereof a feast for his servantswho had been ploughing with him, and for him, and his other friends andneighbours who came to take their leave of him. Hereby he shewed howwillingly and joyfully he forsook all his friends, that he might serve Godin that high and honourable employment. It is of great advantage to youngministers, to spend some time under the direction of those that are aged andexperienced; and not to think much, if occasion be, to minister unto them.Those who would be fit to teach, must have time to learn; those should firstserve, who may hereafter rule.


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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