1 Kings 19:19

“ 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.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

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

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

  • Frankzdrrik
    verse 18 reminds us that in ancient time, god himself marked his choosen ones if his people turn away from him to worship baal or satan and his allies..so in our modern time,as god's people once again influenced by baal or satan and his allies by compulsive marking of 666,there are still some who refused to received that mark because the true god inspired them not to receive the mark
  • Warrensauff
    those things that takes its person's reasoning powers the idea reasoning powers, or else intelligence Quotient, constantly represents a get on an examination when apr's the subject's intellectual ability as as opposed to general public. reasoning powers trials apply a standard range due to 100 currently being the mean get. on most studies, A score stuck between 90 in addition,yet 110, maybe the
  • Geofrey
    Glory be to God


  • Janet
    V. 5 Father, thank You for being my provider.
  • DAkeith
    We all have situations rise up . Without my daily devotion I would miss Gods word to me
  • BSP
    Verse 4~Elijah felt that he could not go on and he made that a subject of his prayer to Jehovah God. We can pray to God for strength and endurance when we feel we can't go on.

What Do You Think of 1 Kings 19?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links