New Living Translation
There he came to a cave, where he spent the night. But the LORD said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"
King James Bible
And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?
Darby Bible Translation
And there he went into a cave, and lodged there. And behold, the word of Jehovah came to him, and he said to him, What doest thou here, Elijah?
World English Bible
He came there to a cave, and lodged there; and behold, the word of Yahweh came to him, and he said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"
Young's Literal Translation
And he cometh in there, unto the cave, and lodgeth there, and lo, the word of Jehovah is unto him, and saith to him, 'What -- to thee, here, Elijah?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:9 Unto a cave - Perhaps the same wherein Moses was hid when the Lord passed before him, and proclaimed his name.
Library"What Doest Thou Here?"
[This chapter is based on 1 Kings 19:9-18.] Elijah's retreat on Mount Horeb, though hidden from man, was known to God; and the weary and discouraged prophet was not left to struggle alone with the powers of darkness that were pressing upon him. At the entrance to the cave wherein Elijah had taken refuge, God met with him, through a mighty angel sent to inquire into his needs and to make plain the divine purpose for Israel. Not until Elijah had learned to trust wholly in God could he complete his …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
What Doest Thou Here?
An Address to the Regenerate, Founded on the Preceding Discourses.
The Uses of the Law
They were too good for this world, wandering over deserts and mountains, hiding in caves and holes in the ground.
The angel said to her, "Hagar, Sarai's servant, where have you come from, and where are you going?" "I'm running away from my mistress, Sarai," she replied.
The LORD continued, "Look, stand near me on this rock.
As my glorious presence passes by, I will hide you in the crevice of the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by.
1 Kings 19:13
When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And a voice said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"
Then Jonah went out to the east side of the city and made a shelter to sit under as he waited to see what would happen to the city.
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