Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 17:14

For thus says the Lord God of Israel, ‘The bowl of flour shall not be exhausted, nor shall the jar of oil be empty, until the day that the Lord sends rain on the face of the earth.'"
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Barrel;   Blessing;   Elijah;   Faith;   Hospitality;   Minister, Christian;   Miracles;   Oil;   Poor;   Prophecy;   Readings, Select;   Self-Denial;   Women;   Zarephath;   Thompson Chain Reference - Bible Stories for Children;   Children;   Elijah;   Home;   Miracles;   Pleasant Sunday Afternoons;   Religion;   Stories for Children;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Miracles Wrought through Servants of God;   Self-Denial;   Widows;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Elijah;   Miracle;   Zarephath;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Food;   Oil;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Barrel;   Cruse;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Oil;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Barrel;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Oil;   Pottery in Bible Times;   Vessels and Utensils;   Zarephath;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ahab;   Barrel;   Haggai;   Zarephath;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Feeding the Multitudes;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Barrel;   Cruse;   Miracles;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Chief parables and miracles in the bible;   Cruse;   Elijah;   Zarephath;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Barrel;   Cruse;   Elisha;   Oil;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Amittai;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

For thus saith the Lord God of Israel,.... Whom the prophet perceived she had knowledge of, and faith in:

the barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail; that is, the meal in the barrel, and the oil in the cruse, by an hypallage, or change of words:

until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth; which was assuring her the rain would be sent, and that the Lord, who had the sole command of it, would send it; and that, until that time it should be sent, she would have no lack of provisions, and therefore need not scruple dressing for the prophet first.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:14". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-17.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, g The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day [that] the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth.

(g) God receives no benefit for the use of his own, but he promises an ample recompence for them.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:14". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/1-kings-17.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth.

The barrel, … — The meal of the barrel So the cruse of oil for the oil of the cruse.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:14". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/1-kings-17.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 17:14 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day [that] the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth.

Ver. 14. The barrel of meal shall not waste.] This was hard to believe: but true faith, when it is in heart, will eat its way over all alps of opposition. See 1 Kings 17:12.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:14". 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

Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, in whom I perceive thou trustest.

The barrel of meal, i.e. the meal of the barrel; an hypallage or metonymy. So

the cruse of oil, for the oil of the cruse.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:14". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-kings-17.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

14.Until’ the Lord sendeth rain — It is evident the dearth extended into Phenicia, and Menander (in Josephus) says, that in the reign of Ethbaal there was a want of rain for a whole year.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:14". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-kings-17.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Until, nor for some time afterwards; otherwise they would still have been in danger of perishing, as the corn could not grow immediately. (Salien, the year before Christ 929.)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:14". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/1-kings-17.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

barrel of meal. Figure of speech Hypallage (App-6) = meal in the barrel.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:14". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-kings-17.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth.

The barrel of meal shall not waste, [ lo' (Hebrew #3808) tiklaah (Hebrew #3615)] - be ended, consumed.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:14". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-kings-17.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth.
thus saith
2 Kings 3:16; 7:1; 9:6
The barrel of meal
4; 2 Kings 4:2-7,42-44; Matthew 14:17-20; 15:36-38
sendeth
Heb. giveth.
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:6 - And the oil;  Jeremiah 14:22 - Art;  Matthew 6:34 - for;  Mark 8:8 - they took

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:14". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-17.html.