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1 Kings 19:8

    1 Kings 19:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So he got up and took food and drink, and in the strength of that food he went on for forty days and nights, to Horeb, the mountain of God.

    Webster's Revision

    And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.

    World English Bible

    He arose, and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the Mount of God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 19:8

    Meat - Food.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 19:8

    Forty days and forty nights - So he fasted just the same time as Moses did at Horeb, and as Christ did in the wilderness.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 19:8

    The old commentators generally understood this to mean that Elijah had no other food at all, and compared this long fast with that of Moses and that of our Lord (marginal references). But the words do not exclude the notion of the prophet's having obtained such nourishment from roots and fruits as the desert offers to a wanderer, though these alone would not have sustained him.