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1 Kings 19:5

    1 Kings 19:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said to him, Arise and eat.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he lay down and slept under a juniper-tree; and, behold, an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And stretching himself on the earth, he went to sleep under the broom-plant; but an angel, touching him, said to him, Get up and have some food.

    Webster's Revision

    And he lay down and slept under a juniper-tree; and, behold, an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.

    World English Bible

    He lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and behold, an angel touched him, and said to him, "Arise and eat!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and, behold, an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 19:5

    Angel - Messenger.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 19:5

    As he lay and slept - Excessive anguish of mind frequently induces sleep, as well as great fatigue of body.

    An angel touched him - He needed refreshment, and God sent an angel to bring him what was necessary.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 19:5

    An angel touched him - The friendly ministration of angels, common in the time of the patriarchs Genesis 18:2-16; Genesis 19:1-22; Genesis 28:12; Genesis 32:1, Genesis 32:24-29, and known also under the Judges Jdg 6:11-21; 13:3-20, was now extended to Elijah. Any other explanation of this passage does violence to the words. It is certainly not the intention of the writer to represent Elijah as relieved on this occasion by a human "messenger."