Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

1 Kings 18:5

    1 Kings 18:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go into the land, unto all fountains of water, and unto all brooks: peradventure we may find grass to save the horses and mules alive, that we lose not all the beasts.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Ahab said to Obadiah, Go into the land, to all fountains of water, and to all brooks: peradventure we may find grass to save the horses and mules alive, that we lose not all the beasts.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go through the land, unto all the fountains of water, and unto all the brooks: peradventure we may find grass and save the horses and mules alive, that we lose not all the beasts.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Ahab said to Obadiah, Come, let us go through all the country, to all the fountains of water and all the rivers, and see if there is any grass to be had for the horses and the transport beasts, so that we may be able to keep some of the beasts from destruction.

    Webster's Revision

    And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go through the land, unto all the fountains of water, and unto all the brooks: peradventure we may find grass and save the horses and mules alive, that we lose not all the beasts.

    World English Bible

    Ahab said to Obadiah, "Go through the land, to all the springs of water, and to all the brooks. Perhaps we may find grass and save the horses and mules alive, that we not lose all the animals."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go through the land, unto all the fountains of water, and unto all the brooks: peradventure we may find grass and save the horses and mules alive, that we lose not all the beasts.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 18:5

    Peradventure - Perhaps.
    Save - Except; besides.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 18:5

    Unto all fountains of water - All marshy or well-watered districts, where grass was most likely to be preserved.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 18:5

    Unto all fountains of water and unto all brooks - Rather, "to all springs of water and to all torrent-courses." The former are the perennial streams; the latter are the torrent-courses which become dry in an ordinary summer.

    All the beasts - Rather, some, or, "a portion of our beasts."