1 Kings 19:5

“And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Kings 19:5

And as hee lay and slept vnder a Iuniper tree, behold then, an Angel touched him, and sayd vnto him, Arise, and eate.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and behold, there was an angel touching him, and he said to him, "Arise, eat."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he lay down and slept under a juniper-tree; and, behold, an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And stretching himself on the earth, he went to sleep under the broom-plant; but an angel, touching him, said to him, Get up and have some food.
- Basic English Bible

And he lay down and slept under the broom-bush. And behold, an angel touched him, and said to him, Arise, eat!
- Darby Bible

And as he lay and slept under a juniper-tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said to him, Arise and eat.
- Webster's Bible

He lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and behold, an angel touched him, and said to him, "Arise and eat!"
- World English Bible

And he lieth down and sleepeth under a certain retem-tree, and lo, a messenger cometh against him, and saith to him, `Rise, eat;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he lay down and slept under a broom-tree; and, behold, an angel touched him, and said unto him: 'Arise and eat.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Kings 19:5

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 19:5


19:3 Left his servant - Because he would not expose him to those perilsand hardships which he expected: and because he desired solitude, that hemight more freely converse with God.

19:4 Into the wilderness - The vast wilderness of Arabia. He durstnot stay in Judah, tho' good Jehosaphat reigned there, because hewas allied to Ahab, and was a man of an easy temper, whom Ahab mightcircumvent, and either by force or art seize upon Elijah.It is enough - I have lived long enough for thy service, and am not liketo do thee any more service; neither my words nor works are like to do anygood upon these unstable and incorrigible people. I am not better - ThatI should continue in life, when other prophets who have gone before me,have lost their lives.

19:7 Angel of the Lord, &c. - He needed not to complain of theunkindness of men, when it was thus made up by the ministration of angels.Wherever God's children are, they are still under their father's eye.


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