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1 Kings 19:18

Overview - 1 Kings 19
Elijah, threatened by Jezebel, flees to Beer-sheba.
In the wilderness, being weary of his life, he is comforted by an angel.
At Horeb God appears unto him, sending him to anoint Hazael, Jehu, and Elisha.
19 Elisha, taking leave of his friends, follows Elijah.
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1 Kings 19:18  (King James Version)
Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.
 


Yet I have left
or, Yet I will leave.
Isaiah 1:9 ; 10:20-22 Romans 11:4 Romans 11:5

the knees
Exodus 20:5 ; Isaiah 49:23 ; Romans 14:10-12 ; Philippians 2:10

every mouth
Idolaters often kissed their hand in honour of their idols; and hence the origin of adoration from {ad,} to and {os, oris,} the mouth. Cicero mentions a statue of Hercules, the chin and lips of which were considerably worn by the kissing of his worshippers.
Job 31:27 ; Psalms 2:12 ; Hosea 13:2
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