Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 17:11

As she was going to get it, he called to her and said, "Please bring me a piece of bread in your hand."
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Elijah;   Frugality;   Hospitality;   Minister, Christian;   Miracles;   Readings, Select;   Women;   Zarephath;   Thompson Chain Reference - Bible Stories for Children;   Children;   Home;   Pleasant Sunday Afternoons;   Religion;   Stories for Children;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Widows;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Elijah;   Zarephath;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Widow;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Hospitality;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ahab;   Haggai;   Zarephath;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Feeding the Multitudes;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Elijah;   Zarephath;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Elisha;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Amittai;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And as she was going to fetch it,.... For she made no difficulty of granting his request, but immediately set out to fetch him some water from the city, or some spring close by, or her own house; being very ready to do an hospitable act to a stranger, and especially to a good man, and a prophet, as she might perceive by his habit he was, as it seems by what follows:

and said, bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand; to eat before he drank; this he said still further to try her whether she was the person that was to sustain him, as well as in order to lead on to more discourse with her.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:11". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-17.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 17:11 And as she was going to fetch [it], he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.

Ver. 11. And as she was going, &c.] He found her facile to the first motion, saw God in it, and maketh a second.

Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread.] (a) He calleth not for cates, but bread; and a little of that shall serve him too. It doth ill become a servant of the Highest to be a slave to his palate.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:11". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-17.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Which he said only to try her, and to make way for what follows.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:11". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-kings-17.html. 1685.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.
as she was going
Genesis 24:18,19; Matthew 10:42; 25:35-40; Hebrews 13:2
a morsel
9; 18:4; Genesis 18:5
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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:11". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-17.html.