1 Kings 13:17
New International Version
I have been told by the word of the LORD: 'You must not eat bread or drink water there or return by the way you came.'"

New Living Translation
For the LORD gave me this command: ‘You must not eat or drink anything while you are there, and do not return to Judah by the same way you came.’”

English Standard Version
for it was said to me by the word of the LORD, ‘You shall neither eat bread nor drink water there, nor return by the way that you came.’”

Berean Study Bible
For I have been told by the word of the LORD: ‘You must not eat bread or drink water there or return by the way you came.’ ”

King James Bible
For it was said to me by the word of the LORD, Thou shalt eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that thou camest.

New King James Version
For I have been told by the word of the LORD, ‘You shall not eat bread nor drink water there, nor return by going the way you came.’ ”

New American Standard Bible
For a command came to me by the word of the LORD: ‘You shall not eat bread, nor drink water there; do not return by going the way that you came.’”

NASB 1995
"For a command came to me by the word of the LORD, 'You shall eat no bread, nor drink water there; do not return by going the way which you came.'"

NASB 1977
“For a command came to me by the word of the LORD, ‘You shall eat no bread, nor drink water there; do not return by going the way which you came.’”

Amplified Bible
For I was told by the word of the LORD, ‘You shall not eat bread nor drink water there, nor shall you return by going the way that you came.’”

Christian Standard Bible
For a message came to me by the word of the LORD: ‘You must not eat food or drink water there or go back by the way you came.’ ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for a message came to me by the word of the LORD: 'You must not eat bread or drink water there or go back by the way you came.'"

American Standard Version
for it was said to me by the word of Jehovah, Thou shalt eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that thou camest.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For thus the Lord commanded me by word, saying, Eat not bread there, and drink not water, and return not thither by the way by which thou camest.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD warned me not to eat or drink or to go home the same way I came."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because the Lord spoke to me in the word of the Lord, saying: Thou shalt not eat bread, and thou shalt not drink water there, nor return by the way thou wentest.

English Revised Version
for it was said to me by the word of the LORD, Thou shalt eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that thou camest.

Good News Translation
because the LORD has commanded me not to eat or drink a thing, and not to return home the same way I came."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the LORD spoke to me, he told me not to eat or drink there or go back on the road I took to get there."

International Standard Version
because I've been given a command in the form of this message from the LORD: 'You are to eat no food, drink no water, and do not return to Judah by traveling the way by which you go there.'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
For it was said to me by the word of the LORD: Thou shalt eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn back to go by the way that thou camest.'

Literal Standard Version
for [there is] a word to me by the word of YHWH, You do not eat bread nor drink water there [and] you do not return to go in the way in which you came.”

NET Bible
For the LORD gave me strict orders, 'Do not eat or drink there; do not go back the way you came.'"

New Heart English Bible
For it was said to me by the word of the LORD, 'You shall eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that you came.'"

World English Bible
For it was said to me by the word of Yahweh, 'You shall eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that you came.'"

Young's Literal Translation
for a word is unto me by the word of Jehovah, Thou dost not eat bread nor drink there water, thou dost not turn back to go in the way in which thou camest.'

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Old Prophet and the Man of God
16But the man replied, “I cannot return with you or eat bread or drink water with you in this place. 17For I have been told by the word of the LORD: ‘You must not eat bread or drink water there or return by the way you came.’” 18Then the prophet replied, “I too am a prophet like you, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, ‘Bring him back with you to your house, so that he may eat bread and drink water.’ ” The old prophet was lying to him,…

Cross References
1 Thessalonians 4:15
By the word of the Lord, we declare to you that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who have fallen asleep.

1 Kings 13:8
But the man of God replied, "If you were to give me half your possessions, I still would not go with you, nor would I eat bread or drink water in this place.

1 Kings 20:35
Meanwhile, by the word of the LORD, one of the sons of the prophets said to his companion, "Strike me, please!" But the man refused to strike him.


Treasury of Scripture

For it was said to me by the word of the LORD, You shall eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that you came.

It was [heb] a word was

1 Kings 13:1
And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD unto Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.

1 Kings 20:35
And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said unto his neighbour in the word of the LORD, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man refused to smite him.

1 Thessalonians 4:15
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.









Verse 17. - For it was said to me [Heb. a word to me] by [Heb. in] the word of the Lord, Thou shalt eat no bread, nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that thou camest.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I
אֵלַי֙ (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

have been told
דָבָ֤ר (ḏā·ḇār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

by the word
בִּדְבַ֣ר (biḏ·ḇar)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of the LORD:
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH

‘You must not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

eat
תֹאכַ֣ל (ṯō·ḵal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

bread
לֶ֔חֶם (le·ḥem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3899: Food, bread, grain

or drink
תִשְׁתֶּ֥ה (ṯiš·teh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8354: To imbibe

water
מָ֑יִם (mā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

there
שָׁ֖ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

or return
תָשׁ֣וּב (ṯā·šūḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

by the way
בַּדֶּ֖רֶךְ (bad·de·reḵ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

you came.’”
לָלֶ֔כֶת (lā·le·ḵeṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk


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