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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Kings 19:3


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    King James Bible - 1 Kings 19:3

    And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there.

    World English Bible

    When he saw that, he arose, and went for his
    life, and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Kings 19:3

    Then Elias was afraid, and rising up he went whithersoever he had a mind: and he came to Bersabee of Juda, and left his servant there,

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his
    life, and came to Beer-sheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there.

    Original Hebrew

    וירא
    7200 ויקם 6965 וילך 1980 אל 413 נפשׁו 5315 ויבא 935 באר  שׁבע 884  אשׁר 834  ליהודה 3063 וינח 3240 את 853 נערו 5288 שׁם׃ 8033

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    VERSE (3) -
    Ge 12:12,13 Ex 2:15 1Sa 27:1 Isa 51:12,13 Mt 26:56,70-74

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    Y él tuvo temor, y se levantó y se fue por salvar su vida, y vino a Beerseba, que es en Judá, y dejó allí su criado.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 19:3

    Verse 3. He arose, and went for his
    life] He saw it was best to give place to this storm, and go to a place of safety. He probably thought that the miracle at Carmel would have been the means of effecting the conversion of the whole court and of the country, but, finding himself mistaken, he is greatly discouraged.

    To Beer-sheba] This being at the most southern extremity of the promised land, and under the jurisdiction of the king of Judah, he might suppose himself in a place of safety.

    Left his servant there.] Being alone, he would be the more unlikely to be discovered; besides, he did not wish to risk the life of his servant.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 3. And when he saw that , etc.] That her design and resolution were to take away his life; the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, and Syriac versions read, “and he was afraid”; or frightened; he that had such courage as not to be afraid to meet Ahab, and contend with four hundred and fifty priests of Baal, and in the face of all Israel, who at first were not inclined to take his part, is now terrified at the threats of a single woman; which shows that the spirit and courage he had before were of the Lord, and not of himself; and that those who have the greatest zeal and courage for religion, for God, and his worship, his truths and ordinances, if left to themselves, become weak and timorous; and whether this is the true reading, or not, it was certainly his case by what follows: he arose and went for his life ; fled to save his life, at a time when he was much wanted to encourage and increase the reformation from idolatry, and to preserve the people from relapsing who were converted; and through the miracles that had been wrought by him, and for him, he had great reason to trust in the Lord: or “he went unto”, or “according to his own soul” f408 ; according to his own mind and will, not taking counsel of God, or any direction from him; and so Abarbinel interprets it: and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah ; to the tribe of Judah; for though it was in the inheritance of Simeon, yet that was within the tribe of Judah, ( Joshua 19:1,2), or to the kingdom of Judah, over which Jehoshaphat reigned, and so might think himself safe, being out of the dominions of Ahab, and reach of Jezebel; but yet he did not think so, his fears ran so high that he imagined she would send some after him to search for him, and slay him privately, or make interest with Jehoshaphat to deliver him up, there being friendship between him and Ahab; for though this place was eighty four miles from Jezreel, as Bunting computes it, he left it: and left his servant there ; he took him not with him, either lest he should betray him, or rather out of compassion to him, that he might not share in the miseries of life that were like to come upon him.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-8 -
    Jezebel sent Elijah a threatening message. Carnal hearts are hardene and enraged against God, by that which should convince and conque them. Great faith is not always alike strong. He might be serviceabl to Israel at this time, and had all reason to depend upon God' protection, while doing God's work; yet he flees. His was not the deliberate desire of grace, as Paul's, to depart and be with Christ God thus left Elijah to himself, to show that when he was bold an strong, it was in the Lord, and the power of his might; but of himsel he was no better than his fathers. God knows what he designs us for though we do not, what services, what trials, and he will take car that we are furnished with grace sufficient.


    Original Hebrew

    וירא 7200 ויקם 6965 וילך 1980 אל 413 נפשׁו 5315 ויבא 935 באר  שׁבע 884  אשׁר 834  ליהודה 3063 וינח 3240 את 853 נערו 5288 שׁם׃ 8033


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