Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 17:19

He said to her, "Give me your son." Then he took him from her bosom and carried him up to the upper room where he was living, and laid him on his own bed.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Children;   Dead (People);   Elijah;   Hospitality;   House;   Miracles;   Poor;   Women;   Zarephath;   Thompson Chain Reference - Association-Separation;   Prayer;   Seclusion;   Secret Prayer;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Compassion and Sympathy;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Elijah;   Zarephath;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Elijah;   Heal, Health;   Miracle;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Dwellings;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Elijah;   House;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Diseases;   Elijah;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Loft;   Prayer;   Prophecy, Prophets;   Resurrection;   Zarephath;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ahab;   Haggai;   House;   Zarephath;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Bosom ;   Guest-Chamber;   House (2);   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Miracles;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Chamber;   Chief parables and miracles in the bible;   Elijah;   Zarephath;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Elijah;   Elisha;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Amittai;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Into a loft - Rather, “into the upper chamber;” often the best apartment in an Eastern house.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:19". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/1-kings-17.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And he said unto her, give me thy son, and he took him out of her bosom,.... Where she had laid him, mourning over him; from thence the prophet took him with her leave:

and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed; an upper room, which was his bedchamber; hither he carried him, that he might be alone, and use the greater freedom both in his expressions and gestures.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:19". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-17.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed.

Into a loft — A private place, where he might more freely pour out his soul to God, and use such gestures as he thought most proper.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:19". "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 17:19 And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed.

Ver. 19. And he said unto her.] So to clear himself.

Carried him up into a loft.] For privacy’s sake, which is a good help to fervency in prayer; therefore Isaac got forth into the fields, Peter up to the leads, Daniel to the river side, &c.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:19". 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

Give me thy son into mine arms.

Into a loft; a private place, where he might more freely and fully pour out his soul to God, and use such gestures or methods as he thought most proper, without any offence or observation.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:19". 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

19.A loft העליה, the aliyah; the upper chamber. “This is the most desirable part of an establishment, is best fitted up, and is still given to guests who are to be treated with honour. It is more retired than the lower apartments of the house, and, of course, appropriate for the restingplace of prophets. The poorer sort of houses have no aliyeh. We may infer from this word that the mode of building in Elijah’s time, and the custom of giving the aliyeh to the guest, were the same as now; also, that this widow was not originally among the very poorest classes, but that her extreme destitution was owing to the dreadful famine which then prevailed.” — Thomson.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:19". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-kings-17.html. 1874-1909.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed.
into a loft
2 Kings 4:10,21,32; Acts 9:37
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:4 - thou shalt shut;  Mark 7:33 - he took;  Luke 8:51 - he suffered;  Acts 9:40 - and prayed;  Acts 20:9 - the third

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:19". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-17.html.