1 Kings 19:11-12

11 The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake.
12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.

1 Kings 19:11-12 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter gives us a further account of Elijah, of his being obliged to flee for his life through the threats of Jezebel, 1Ki 19:1-4, of the care the Lord took of him, providing food for him, in the strength of which he went to Horeb, 1Ki 19:5-8, of the Lord's appearance to him there, and conversation with him, 1Ki 19:9-14, of some instructions he gave him to anoint a king over Syria, another over Israel, and a prophet in his room, 1Ki 19:15-18, and of his finding Elisha, and throwing his mantle over him, who left his secular employment, and followed him, and became his servant, 1Ki 19:19-21.

Cross References 6

  • 1. Exodus 34:2; Matthew 17:1-3; Exodus 24:12
  • 2. Exodus 33:19
  • 3. S Exodus 14:21; S 2 Kings 2:1; Ezekiel 1:4; Ezekiel 37:7
  • 4. Nahum 1:6
  • 5. S Exodus 3:2
  • 6. ver 11; S 1 Samuel 14:6; Job 4:16; Zechariah 4:6; 2 Corinthians 12:9
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