New International Version
The LORD heard Elijah's cry, and the boy's life returned to him, and he lived.
King James Bible
And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah heard the voice of Elijah, and the soul of the child came into him again, and he lived.
World English Bible
Yahweh listened to the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.
Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah hearkeneth to the voice of Elijah, and the soul of the lad turneth back into his midst, and he liveth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And the soul - נפש nephesh, of the child came into him again, על קרבו al kirbo, into the midst of him; and he revived, ויח vaiyechi, and he became alive. Did he not become alive from the circumstance of the immaterial principle coming again into him?
Although רוח ruach is sometimes put for the breath, yet נפש generally means the immortal spirit, and where it seems to refer to animal life alone, it is only such a life as is the immediate and necessary effect of the presence of the immortal spirit.
The words and mode of expression here appear to me a strong proof, not only of the existence of an immortal and immaterial spirit in man, but also that that spirit can and does exist in a separate state from the body. It is here represented as being in the midst of the child, like a spring in the center of a machine, which gives motion to every part, and without which the whole would stand still.
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into him [heb] into his inward parts
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.
Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, "Young man, I say to you, get up!"
Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection.
1 Kings 17:23
Elijah picked up the child and carried him down from the room into the house. He gave him to his mother and said, "Look, your son is alive!"
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