1 Kings 17:15
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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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Clarke'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

did according

Genesis 6:22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

Genesis 12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken to him; and Lot went with him...

Genesis 22:3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son...

2 Chronicles 20:20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said...

Matthew 15:28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is your faith: be it to you even as you will...

Mark 12:43 And he called to him his disciples, and said to them, Truly I say to you, That this poor widow has cast more in...

John 11:40 Jesus said to her, Said I not to you, that, if you would believe, you should see the glory of God?

Romans 4:19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old...

Romans 4:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

Hebrews 11:7,8,17 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house...

many days. or, a full year.

Library
Elijah 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.
[Illustration: Chapter header.] An upright, honest-hearted farmer, who had been led to doubt the divine authority of the Scriptures, yet who sincerely desired to know the truth, was the man specially chosen of God to lead out in the proclamation of Christ's second coming. Like many other reformers, William Miller had in early life battled with poverty, and had thus learned the great lessons of energy and self-denial. The members of the family from which he sprung were characterized by an independent,
Ellen G. White—The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan

An American Reformer
An Upright, honest-hearted farmer, who had been led to doubt the divine authority of the Scriptures, yet who sincerely desired to know the truth, was the man specially chosen of God to lead out in the proclamation of Christ's second coming. Like many other reformers, William Miller had in early life battled with poverty and had thus learned the great lessons of energy and self-denial. The members of the family from which he sprang were characterized by an independent, liberty-loving spirit, by capability
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

A Cloud of Witnesses.
"By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come. By faith Jacob, when he was a-dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. By faith Joseph, when his end was nigh, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.... By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they had been compassed about for seven days. By faith Rahab the harlot perished not with them that were disobedient,
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews

Cross References
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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