1 Kings 19:21

“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.”

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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

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

  • 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.

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