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1 Kings 19:9

    1 Kings 19:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he came thither to a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said to him, What do you here, Elijah?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of Jehovah came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And there he went into a hole in the rock for the night; then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, What are you doing here, Elijah?

    Webster's Revision

    And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of Jehovah came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?

    World English Bible

    He came there to a cave, and lodged there; and behold, the word of Yahweh came to him, and he said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 19:9

    He came thither unto a cave - Conjectured by some to be the same cave in which God put Moses that he might give him a glimpse of his glory. See Exodus 33:22.

    What doest thou here, Elijah? - Is this a reproach for having fled from the face of Jezebel, through what some call unbelieving fears, that God would abandon him to her rage?

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 19:9

    A cave - Rather, "the cave." Some well-known cave must be intended - perhaps the "cliff of the rock" Exodus 33:22. The traditional "cave of Elijah" which is shown in the secluded plain immediately below the highest summit of the Jebel Mousa, cannot, from its small size, be the real cavern.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 19:9

    19:9 Unto a cave - Perhaps the same wherein Moses was hid when the Lord passed before him, and proclaimed his name.