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1 Kings 19:12

    1 Kings 19:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and after the earthquake a fire; but Jehovah was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And after the earth-shock a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire, the sound of a soft breath.

    Webster's Revision

    and after the earthquake a fire; but Jehovah was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

    World English Bible

    After the earthquake a fire passed; but Yahweh was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 19:12

    A still small voice - literally, "a sound of soft stillness." The teaching is a condemnation of that "zeal" which Elijah had gloried in, a zeal exhibiting itself in fierce and terrible vengeances, and an exaltation and recommendation of that mild and gentle temper, which "beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things." But it was so contrary to the whole character of the stern, harsh, unsparing Tishbite, that it could have found no ready entrance into his heart. It may have for a while moderated his excessive zeal, and inclined him to gentler courses; but later in his life the old harshness recurred in a deed in reference to which our Lord himself drew the well-known contrast between the spirits of the two Dispensations Luke 9:51-56.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 19:12

    19:12 A still voice - To intimate, that God would do his work in and for Israel in his own time, not by might or power, but by his own spirit, Zech 4:6, which moves with a powerful, but yet with a sweet and gentle gale.