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1 Kings 19:4

19:4 while he went a day’s journey into the desert. He went and sat down under a shrub 1  and asked the Lord to take his life: 2  “I’ve had enough! Now, O Lord, take my life. After all, I’m no better than my ancestors.” 3 

1 Kings 19:10

19:10 He answered, “I have been absolutely loyal 4  to the Lord, the sovereign God, 5  even though the Israelites have abandoned the agreement they made with you, 6  torn down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left and now they want to take my life.” 7 

1 tn Or “broom tree” (also in v. 5).

2 tn Heb “and asked with respect to his life to die.”

3 tn Heb “fathers.”

4 tn Or “very zealous.” The infinitive absolute preceding the finite verb emphasizes the degree of his zeal and allegiance.

5 tn Traditionally, “the God of hosts.”

6 tn Heb “abandoned your covenant.”

7 tn Heb “and they are seeking my life to take it.”

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