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1 Kings 17:5

So he went and did according to the word of the Lord , for he went and lived by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Blessing;   Cherith;   Elijah;   Frugality;   Minister, Christian;   Raven;   Readings, Select;   Thompson Chain Reference - Bible Stories for Children;   Children;   Home;   Pleasant Sunday Afternoons;   Religion;   Stories for Children;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Brooks;   Obedience to God;   Raven, the;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Cherith;   Elijah;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - John the baptist;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Cherith;   Raven;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Achan;   Cherith;   Shalman;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Birds;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Zarephath;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ahab;   Cherith;   Haggai;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Cherith ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Raven;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Cherith;   Elijah;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Che'rith, the Brook;   Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Brook;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Elijah;   Raven;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

So he went, and did according to the word of the Lord,.... Took his journey eastward, and hid himself in the place directed to:

for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan; see Gill on 1 Kings 17:3.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:5". "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 17:5 So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that [is] before Jordan.

Ver. 5. For he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith.] In some cave, likely: as 1 Kings 19:9, where Joh. Hierosolymitanus saith he was taught of God a form of solitary living, and had various good people directed to him by the angels: whom he taught and confirmed. But whether this were so or not, Elijah could not be alone, so long as he had God and himself to converse with. A good man is never less alone, than when alone.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:5". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-17.html. 1865-1868.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.
did according
19:9; Proverbs 3:5; Matthew 16:24; John 15:14; Many learned men have raised doubts on those parts of the Inspired Word, which may, by the perverseness of their argument and the ingenuity of their surmise, be made to appear inconsistent with fact. In this case, they are not satisfied with being expressly told by God that the ravens supplied Elijah with food, while the brook gave him drink, but apparently to mystify a manifest miracle, they suggest whether these ravens might not be merchantmen, or the inhabitants of a neighbouring town. Let any unprejudiced reader and lover of the Bible take the whole history of Elijah, and he will find that his life was almost a daily illustration of the power of God in his miraculous interpositions. Instance the supply of provision in the unwasting barrel of meal and cruse of oil, after the prophet had removed to Zarephath: the power communicated to him to raise the widow's son from death: the wonderful interposition of the Lord to prove the folly of Baal's worshippers, in sending down fire from heaven to consume Elijah's sacrifice and lick up the water, although the sacrifice had been saturated therewith, and the altar surrounded by a deep trench to prevent its running away. The prayer for rain is another instance: the sojourn in Horeb forty days and forty nights, after having eaten of the cake: the destruction of Ahaziah's messengers twice: the smiting of the waters at Jordan: the fall of the mantle on Elisha: and finally, in the closing scene of life, he was taken to glory without tasting the pains of death, the sting was taken away.
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:16 - in the field;  1 Kings 18:10 - they found thee not

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:5". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-17.html.