1 Kings 17:17

17 Some time later the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. He grew worse and worse, and finally stopped breathing.

Read 1 Kings 17:17 Using Other Translations

And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him.
After this the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became ill. And his illness was so severe that there was no breath left in him.
Some time later the woman’s son became sick. He grew worse and worse, and finally he died.

What does 1 Kings 17:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 17:17

And it came to pass after these things
Not only after the conversation that passed between the prophet, and the widow, but after they had lived together many days, a year or years, upon the miraculous provision made for them:

that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick;
that is, the son of the widow woman in whose house the prophet dwelt; the Jews say F8 this woman was the mother of Jonah, and that he was this son of her's:

and his sickness was so sore that there was no breath left in him:
it was a sickness unto death, it issued in it; for that he was really dead appears from all that follows.


FOOTNOTES:

F8 Pirke Eliezer, c. 33.
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