New International Version
She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family.
King James Bible
And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.
Darby Bible Translation
And she went and did according to the word of Elijah; and she, and he, and her house, ate a whole year.
World English Bible
She went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, ate [many] days.
Young's Literal Translation
And she goeth, and doth according to the word of Elijah, and she eateth, she and he, and her household -- days;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But make me thereof a little cake first - This was certainly putting the widow's faith to an extraordinary trial: to take and give to a stranger, of whom she knew nothing, the small pittance requisite to keep her child from perishing, was too much to be expected.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
many days. or, a full year.
LibraryElijah Standing Before the Lord
And Elijah the Tishbite ... said ... As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand.--1 KINGS xvii. 1. This solemn and remarkable adjuration seems to have been habitual upon Elijah's lips in the great crises of his life. We never find it used by any but himself, and his scholar and successor, Elisha. Both of them employ it under similar circumstances, as if unveiling the very secret of their lives, the reason for their strength, and for their undaunted bearing and bold fronting of all antagonism. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
An American Reformer.
An American Reformer
A Cloud of Witnesses.
1 Kings 17:14
For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the LORD sends rain on the land.'"
1 Kings 17:16
For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the LORD spoken by Elijah.
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