1 Kings 17:4
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New International Version
You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there."

King James Bible
And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.

Darby Bible Translation
And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the torrent; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.

World English Bible
It shall be, that you shall drink of the brook. I have commanded the ravens to feed you there."

Young's Literal Translation
and it hath been, from the brook thou dost drink, and the ravens I have commanded to sustain thee there.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I have commanded the ravens to feed thee - Thou shalt not lack the necessaries of life; thou shalt be supplied by an especial providence.

See more on this subject at the end of the chapter, 1 Kings 17:24 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I have commanded

1 Kings 17:9 Arise, get you to Zarephath, which belongs to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain you.

1 Kings 19:5-8 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said to him, Arise and eat...

Numbers 20:8 Take the rod, and gather you the assembly together, you, and Aaron your brother, and speak you to the rock before their eyes...

Job 34:29 When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides his face, who then can behold him?...

Job 38:8-13,41 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb...

Psalm 33:8,9 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him...

Psalm 147:9 He gives to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

Amos 9:3,4 And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out there...

Matthew 4:4,11 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God...

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 17:3
"Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan.

1 Kings 17:5
So he did what the LORD had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there.

1 Kings 17:9
"Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food."

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