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1 Kings 17:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And it shall be, [that] thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “It shall be that you will drink of the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to provide for you there.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And it shall be, [that] thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the torrent; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and it shall be that, of the torrent, shalt thou drink,—and, the ravens, have I commanded to sustain thee, there.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and it hath been, from the brook thou dost drink, and the ravens I have commanded to sustain thee there.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And there thou shalt drink of the torrent: and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And it shall bee, [that] thou shalt drinke of the brooke, and I haue commanded the rauens to feed thee there.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And it shall be [that] thou shalt drink water of the brook, and I will charge the ravens to feed thee there.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And it shall be, [that] thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And it shall be, x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
[that] thou shalt drink 8354
{8354} Prime
A primitive root; to imbibe (literally or figuratively).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
of the brook; 5158
{5158} Prime
From H5157 in its original sense; a stream, especially a winter torrent; (by implication) a (narrow) valley (in which a brook runs); also a shaft (of a mine).
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and I have commanded 6680
{6680} Prime
A primitive root; (intensively) to constitute, enjoin.
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
the ravens 6158
{6158} Prime
From H6150; a raven (from its dusky hue).
to feed 3557
{3557} Prime
A primitive root; properly to keep in; hence to measure; figuratively to maintain (in various senses).
<8771> Grammar
Stem - Pilpel (See H8842)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 7
thee there. x8033
(8033) Complement
A primitive particle (rather from the relative H0834); there (transfered to time) then; often thither, or thence.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Kings 17:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Kings 17:4

Have commanded — Or, I shall command, that is, effectually move them, by instincts which shall be as forcible with them, as a law or command is to men. God is said to command both brute creatures, and senseless things; when he causeth them to do the things which he intends to effect by them. The ravens — Which he chuseth for this work; to shew his care and power in providing for the prophet by those creatures, which are noted for their greediness, that by this strange experiment he might be taught to trust God in those many and great difficulties to which he was to be exposed. God could have sent angels to minister to him. But he chose winged messengers of another kind to shew he can serve his own purposes as effectually, by the meanest creatures as by the mightiest. Ravens neglect their own young, and do not feed them: yet when God pleaseth, they shall feed his prophet.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Kings 17:4

And it shall be, [that] thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the (c) ravens to feed thee there.

(c) To strengthen his faith against persecution, God promises to feed him miraculously.

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I have commanded:

1 Kings 17:9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which [belongeth] to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.
1 Kings 19:5-8 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise [and] eat. ... And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.
Numbers 20:8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.
Job 34:29 When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth [his] face, who then can behold him? whether [it be done] against a nation, or against a man only:
Job 38:8-13 Or [who] shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, [as if] it had issued out of the womb? ... That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
Job 38:41 Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.
Psalms 33:8-9 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. ... For he spake, and it was [done]; he commanded, and it stood fast.
Psalms 147:9 He giveth 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 thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them: ... And though they go into captivity before their enemies, thence will I command the sword, and it shall slay them: and I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good.
Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Matthew 4:11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
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Nu 20:8. 1K 17:9; 19:5. Jb 34:29; 38:8, 41. Ps 33:8; 147:9. Am 9:3. Mt 4:4, 11.

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