Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

But I say to you, there were certainly many widows in Israel in Elijah’s days, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months while a great famine came over all the land.

New American Standard Bible

"But I say to you in truth, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land;

King James Version

But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;

International Standard Version

I'm telling you the truth there were many widows in Israel in Elijah's time, when it didn't rain for three years and six months and there was a severe famine everywhere in the land.

A Conservative Version

But in truth I say to you, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great famine occurred on all the land.

American Standard Version

But of a truth I say unto you, There were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there came a great famine over all the land;

Amplified

But in truth I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were closed up for three years and six months, so that there came a great famine over all the land;

An Understandable Version

But it is true when I tell you, [while] there were many widows [living] in Israel during the time of Elijah, when it did not rain for three and a half years, causing a great famine over the entire land,

Anderson New Testament

And I tell you, in truth, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months, so that a great famine was on all the land:

Bible in Basic English

Truly I say to you, There were a number of widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months and there was no food in the land;

Common New Testament

But I tell you truly, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout all the land;

Daniel Mace New Testament

I assure you, though there were many widows in Israel, when the heaven had furnished no rain for three years and a half, and a great famine spread through all the land:

Darby Translation

But of a truth I say to you, There were many widows in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months, so that a great famine came upon all the land,

Godbey New Testament

And in truth I say unto you, There were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah. When the heaven was shut up three years and six months, how the famine was great over all the land;

Goodspeed New Testament

But, I tell you, there were plenty of widows in Israel in Elijah's time, when the sky was closed for three years and a half, and there was a great famine all over the land,

John Wesley New Testament

I tell you of a truth, Many widows were in Israel, in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, while a great famine was thro' all the land.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land,

Julia Smith Translation

And I tell you of a truth, many widows were in the days of Elias in Israel, When heaven was shut up three years and six months, when a great famine Was upon all the land;

King James 2000

But I tell you a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;

Lexham Expanded Bible

But in truth I say to you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut for three years and six months while a great famine took place over all the land.

Modern King James verseion

But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But I tell you of a truth, Many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when heaven was shut three years and six months, when great famishment was throughout all the land;

Moffatt New Testament

I tell you for a fact, In Israel there were many widows during the days of Elijah, when the sky was closed for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land:

Montgomery New Testament

In very truth I tell you there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were closed for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land;

NET Bible

But in truth I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in Elijah's days, when the sky was shut up three and a half years, and there was a great famine over all the land.

New Heart English Bible

But truly I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land.

Noyes New Testament

But I tell you in truth, that there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout all the land;

Sawyer New Testament

I also tell you of a truth, that there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when heaven was shut up three years and six months, so that there was a great famine over all the land;

The Emphasized Bible

And, of a truth, I say unto you - Many widows, were in the days of Elijah, in Israel, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there came a great famine upon all the land;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Now I tell you of a certainty, that there were many widows in the days of Elias, in Israel, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, so that a grievous famine was upon all the land.

Twentieth Century New Testament

There were, doubtless, many widows in Israel in Elijah's days, when the heavens were closed for three years and six months, and a severe famine prevailed throughout the country;

Webster

But I tell you in truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut three years and six months when great famine was throughout all the land:

Weymouth New Testament

But I tell you in truth that there was many a widow in Israel in the time of Elijah, when there was no rain for three years and six months and there came a severe famine over all the land;

Williams New Testament

But in truth I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in Elijah's time, when the heaven was closed for three years and a half, and there was a great famine over all the land,

World English Bible

But truly I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land.

Worrell New Testament

But of a truth I say to you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there came a great famine upon all the land;

Worsley New Testament

And I assure you, there were many widows in Israel, in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months, and there was a great famine through all the land;

Youngs Literal Translation

and of a truth I say to you, Many widows were in the days of Elijah, in Israel, when the heaven was shut for three years and six months, when great famine came on all the land,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

I tell
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

you
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

of
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

a truth
ἀλήθεια 
Aletheia 
Usage: 87

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

χήρα 
Chera 
Usage: 18

ἦν 
En 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

Ἰσραήλ 
Israel 
Usage: 57

the days
ἡμέρα 
hemera 
day, daily 9, time, not tr,
Usage: 287

of Elias
Ἡλίας 
helias 
Usage: 24

ὅτε ὅτε ἥτε τοτε 
Hote 
ὡς 
Hos 
when, while, as soon as, after that, after, that
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 86
Usage: 417

the heaven
οὐρανός 
Ouranos 
Usage: 156

was shut up
κλείω 
Kleio 
shut, shut up
Usage: 8

τρεῖς τρία 
Treis 
Usage: 51

ἔτος 
Etos 
Usage: 43

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

six
ἕξ 
hex 
six
Usage: 11

μήν 
men 
Usage: 17

μέγας 
megas 
Usage: 167

λιμός 
Limos 
Usage: 6

was
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

Prayers for Luke 4:25

Context Readings

Rejected At Nazareth

24 He also said, “I assure you: No prophet is accepted in his hometown. 25 But I say to you, there were certainly many widows in Israel in Elijah’s days, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months while a great famine came over all the land. 26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them—but to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon.


Cross References

1 Kings 17:1

Now Elijah the Tishbite, from the Gilead settlers, said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives, I stand before Him, and there will be no dew or rain during these years except by my command!”

James 5:17

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours; yet he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the land.

1 Kings 18:1-2

After a long time, the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year: “Go and present yourself to Ahab. I will send rain on the surface of the land.”

Isaiah 55:8

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
and your ways are not My ways.”
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Matthew 20:15

Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my business? Are you jealous because I’m generous?’

Mark 7:26-29

Now the woman was Greek, a Syrophoenician by birth, and she kept asking Him to drive the demon out of her daughter.

Luke 10:21

In that same hour He rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and the learned and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, because this was Your good pleasure.

Romans 9:15

For He tells Moses:I will show mercy
to whom I will show mercy,
and I will have compassion
on whom I will have compassion.

Romans 9:20

But who are you, a mere man, to talk back to God? Will what is formed say to the one who formed it, “Why did you make me like this?”

Ephesians 1:9

He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure that He planned in Him

Ephesians 1:11

We have also received an inheritance in Him, predestined according to the purpose of the One who works out everything in agreement with the decision of His will,

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