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1 Kings 17:22

    1 Kings 17:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jehovah hearkened unto the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the Lord gave ear to the voice of Elijah, and the child's spirit came into him again, and he came back to life.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jehovah hearkened unto the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh listened to the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the LORD hearkened unto the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 17:22

    And the soul - נפש nephesh, of the child came into him again, על קרבו al kirbo, into the midst of him; and he revived, ויח vaiyechi, and he became alive. Did he not become alive from the circumstance of the immaterial principle coming again into him?

    Although רוח ruach is sometimes put for the breath, yet נפש generally means the immortal spirit, and where it seems to refer to animal life alone, it is only such a life as is the immediate and necessary effect of the presence of the immortal spirit.

    The words and mode of expression here appear to me a strong proof, not only of the existence of an immortal and immaterial spirit in man, but also that that spirit can and does exist in a separate state from the body. It is here represented as being in the midst of the child, like a spring in the center of a machine, which gives motion to every part, and without which the whole would stand still.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 17:22

    17:22 Into him again - This plainly supposes the existence of the soul in a state of separation, and consequently its immortality: probably God might design by this miracle to give an evidence hereof, for the encouragement of his suffering people.