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    1 Elijah, having prophesied against Ahab, is sent to Cherith where the ravens feed him. 8 He is sent to the widow of Zarephath. 17 He raises the widow's son. 24 The woman believes him. VERSE 1 - A.M. 3094. B.C. 910. Elijah. Heb. Elijahu. * Mt 11:14; 16:14; 27:47,49 Lu 1:17; 4:25,26; 9:30,33,54 * Joh 1:21,25 Ro 11:2 - Elias. As the Lord God. * 1Ki 22:14 2Ki 3:14; 5:16 Isa 49:18 Mt 7:29 Lu 1:17 - before whom. * De 10:8 Jer 15:19 Lu 1:19; 21:36 Ac 27:23 - dew nor rain. * Lu 4:25 Jas 17 5:17 Re 11:6 VERSE 2 * 1Ki 12:22 1Ch 17:3 Jer 7:1; 11:1; 18:1 Ho 1:1,2 VERSE 3 - hide thyself. * 1Ki 22:25 Ps 31:20; 83:3 Jer 36:19,26 Joh 8:59 Ac 17:14 Heb 11:38 * Re 12:6,14 VERSE 4 - I have commanded. * :9; 19:5-8 Nu 20:8 Job 34:29; 38:8-13,41 Ps 33:8,9; 147:9 * Am 9:3,4 Mt 4:4,11 VERSE 5 - did according. * 1Ki 19:9 Pr 3:5 Mt 16:24 Joh 15:14 Many learned men have raised doubts on those parts of the Inspired Word, which may, by the perverseness of their argument and the ingenuity of their surmise, be made to appear inconsistent with fact. In this case, they are not satisfied with being expressly told by God that the ravens supplied Elijah with food, while the brook gave him drink, but apparently to mystify a manifest miracle, they suggest whether these ravens might not be merchantmen, or the inhabitants of a neighboring town. Let any unprejudiced reader and lover of the Bible take the whole history of Elijah, and he will find that his life was almost a daily illustration of the power of God in his miraculous interpositions. Instance the supply of provision in the unwasting barrel of meal and cruse of oil, after the prophet had removed to Zarephath: the power communicated to him to raise the widow's son from death: the wonderful interposition of the Lord to prove the folly of Baal's worshippers, in sending down fire from heaven to consume Elijah's sacrifice and lick up the water, although the sacrifice had been saturated therewith, and the altar surrounded by a deep trench to prevent its running away. The prayer for rain is another instance: the sojourn in Horeb forty days and forty nights, after having eaten of the cake: the destruction of Ahaziah's messengers twice: the smiting of the waters at Jordan: the fall of the mantle on Elisha: and finally, in the closing scene of life, he was taken to glory without tasting the pains of death, the sting was taken away. VERSE 6 - the ravens. * Ex 16:35 Nu 11:23 Jud 14:14; 15:18,19 Ps 34:9,10; 37:3,19 * Ps 78:15,16,23,24 Isa 33:16 Jer 37:21; 40:4 Hab 3:17,18 * Mt 6:31-33; 14:19-21; 19:26 Lu 22:35 Heb 6:18; 13:5,6 VERSE 7 - A.M. 3095. B.C. 909. after a while. Heb. at the end of days. the brook. * Isa 40:30,31; 54:10 VERSE 8 - the word. * :2 Ge 22:14 Isa 41:17 Heb 13:6 VERSE 9 - Zarephath. * Ob 1:20 Lu 4:26 - Sarepta. which belongeth. * Mt 15:21,22 - widow woman. * :4 Jud 7:2,4 Ro 4:17-21 2Co 4:7 VERSE 10 - Fetch me. * Ge 21:15; 24:17 Joh 4:7 2Co 11:27 Heb 11:37 VERSE 11 - as she was going. * Ge 24:18,19 Mt 10:42; 25:35-40 Heb 13:2 - a morsel. * :9; 18:4 Ge 18:5 VERSE 12 - As the Lord. * :1 1Sa 14:39,45; 20:3,21; 25:26; 26:10 2Sa 15:21 Jer 4:2; 5:2 - but an handful. * 2Ki 4:2-7 Mt 15:33,34 - that we may eat it. * Ge 21:16 Jer 14:18 La 4:9 Eze 12:18,19 Joe 1:15,16 VERSE 13 - Fear not. * Ex 14:13 2Ki 6:16 2Ch 20:17 Isa 41:10,13 Mt 28:5 Ac 27:24 - make me thereof. * Ge 22:1,2 Jud 7:5-7 Mt 19:21,22 Heb 11:17 1Pe 1:7 - first. * Pr 3:9 Mal 3:10 Mt 6:33; 10:37 VERSE 14 - thus saith. * 2Ki 3:16; 7:1; 9:6 - The barrel of meal. * :4 2Ki 4:2-7,42-44 Mt 14:17-20; 15:36-38 - sendeth. Heb. giveth. VERSE 15 - did according. * Ge 6:22; 12:4; 22:3 2Ch 20:20 Mt 15:28 Mr 12:43 Joh 11:40 * Ro 4:19,20 Heb 11:7,8,17 - many days. or, a full year. VERSE 16 - the barrel. * Mt 9:28-30; 19:26 Lu 1:37,45 Joh 4:50,51 - according. See on ch. * 1Ki 13:5 - by Elijah. Heb. by the hand of Elijah. * 1Ki 16:12 VERSE 17 - A.M. 3096. B.C. 908. the son of the woman. * Ge 22:1,2 2Ki 4:18-20 Zec 12:10 Joh 11:3,4,14 Jas 1:2-4,12 * 1Pe 1:7; 4:12 - that there was. * Job 12:10; 34:14 Ps 104:29 Da 5:23 Jas 2:26 *marg: VERSE 18 - What have I. * 2Sa 16:10; 19:22 2Ki 3:13 2Ch 35:21 Lu 4:34; 5:8; 8:28 Joh 2:4 - O thou man. See on ch. * 1Ki 13:1 - art thou come. * 1Ki 18:9 Ge 42:21,22; 50:15,17 1Sa 16:4 Job 13:23,26 Eze 21:23,24 * Mr 5:7,15-17; 6:16 VERSE 19 - into a loft. * 2Ki 4:10,21,32 Ac 9:37 VERSE 20 - he cried. * 1Ki 18:36,37 Ex 17:4 1Sa 7:8,9 2Ki 19:4,15 Ps 99:6 Mt 21:22 * Jas 15 5:15-18 - hast thou also. * Ge 18:23-25 Jos 7:8,9 Ps 73:13,14 Jer 12:1 VERSE 21 - stretched himself. Heb. measured himself. * 2Ki 4:33-35 Ac 10:10 - O Lord my God. * Ac 9:40 Heb 11:19 VERSE 22 - into him. Heb. into his inward parts. and he revived. * De 32:39 1Sa 2:6 2Ki 13:21 Lu 8:54 Joh 5:28,29; 11:43 Ac 20:12 * Ro 14:9 Re 11:11 VERSE 23 - See, thy son liveth. * 2Ki 4:36,37 Lu 7:15 Ac 9:41 Heb 11:35 VERSE 24 - Now by this. * Joh 2:11; 3:2; 4:42-48; 11:15,42; 15:24; 16:30 - the word. * Ec 12:10 1Th 2:13 1Jo 2:21 GOTO NEXT CHAPTER - TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE INDEX

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