1 Kings 17:19

19 Elijah said, "Hand me your son."

1 Kings 17:19 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 17:19

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.

1 Kings 17:19 In-Context

17 Later on the woman's son became sick. The sickness took a turn for the worse - and then he stopped breathing.
18 The woman said to Elijah, "Why did you ever show up here in the first place - a holy man barging in, exposing my sins, and killing my son?"
19 Elijah said, "Hand me your son."
20 Then he prayed, "O God, my God, why have you brought this terrible thing on this widow who has opened her home to me? Why have you killed her son?"
21 Three times he stretched himself out full-length on the boy, praying with all his might, "God, my God, put breath back into this boy's body!"
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