New American Standard Bible
After the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of a gentle blowing.
King James Bible
And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
Darby Bible Translation
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice.
World English Bible
After the earthquake a fire passed; but Yahweh was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
Young's Literal Translation
and after the shaking a fire: -- not in the fire is Jehovah; and after the fire a voice still small;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A still small voice - literally, "a sound of soft stillness." The teaching is a condemnation of that "zeal" which Elijah had gloried in, a zeal exhibiting itself in fierce and terrible vengeances, and an exaltation and recommendation of that mild and gentle temper, which "beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things." But it was so contrary to the whole character of the stern, harsh, unsparing Tishbite, that it could have found no ready entrance into his heart. It may have for a while moderated his excessive zeal, and inclined him to gentler courses; but later in his life the old harshness recurred in a deed in reference to which our Lord himself drew the well-known contrast between the spirits of the two Dispensations Luke 9:51-56.
LibraryGod's Gentle Power
"And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the earthquake: and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so. when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?"--1 Kings 19:11-13. …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 62: 1916
The Call of Elisha
"My Little Children, These Things Write I unto You, that Ye Sin Not. And if any Man Sin, we have an Advocate with the Father,"
The Case of the Christian under the Hiding of God's Face.
"It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance; A form was before my eyes; There was silence, then I heard a voice:
Then he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts.
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