1 Kings 17
Elijah, having prophesied against Ahab, is sent to Cherith, where the ravens feed him.
1 Kings 17:1 And Eliiah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said vnto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liueth, before whome I stand, there shall not be deaw nor raine these yeres, but according to my word. 1 Kings 17:2 And the worde of the LORD came vnto him, saying, 1 Kings 17:3 Get thee hence, and turne thee Eastward, and hide thy selfe by the brooke Cherith, that [is] before Iordane. 1 Kings 17:4 And it shall bee, [that] thou shalt drinke of the brooke, and I haue commanded the rauens to feed thee there. 1 Kings 17:5 So hee went, and did according vnto the word of the LORD: for hee went and dwelt by the brooke Cherith, that [is] before Iordane. 1 Kings 17:6 And the rauens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the euening: and hee dranke of the brooke. 1 Kings 17:7 And it came to passe after a while, that the brooke dryed vp, because there had beene no raine in the land.
He is sent to the widow of Zarephath.
1 Kings 17:8 And the word of the LORD came vnto him, saying, 1 Kings 17:9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which [belongeth] to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I haue commaunded a widow woman there to sustaine thee. 1 Kings 17:10 So he arose, and went to Zarephath: and when he came to the gate of the citie, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of stickes: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessell, that I may drinke. 1 Kings 17:11 And as shee was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring mee, I pray thee, a morsell of bread in thine hand. 1 Kings 17:12 And she said, As the LORD thy God liueth, I haue not a cake, but an handfull of meale in a barrell, and a little oyle in a cruse: and behold, I am gathering two stickes, that I may goe in, and dresse it for me and my sonne, that we may eate it, and die. 1 Kings 17:13 And Eliiah said vnto her, Feare not, goe, [and] doe as thou hast said: but make mee thereof a little cake first, and bring it vnto mee, and after make for thee, and for thy sonne. 1 Kings 17:14 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrell of meale shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oile faile, vntill the day [that] the LORD sendeth raine vpon the earth. 1 Kings 17:15 And shee went, and did according to the saying of Eliiah: and she, and he, and her house did eate [many] dayes. 1 Kings 17:16 [And] the barrell of meale wasted not, neither did the cruse of oyle faile, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Eliiah.
He raiseth the widow's son.
1 Kings 17:17 And it came to passe after these things, [that] the sonne of the woman, the mistresse of the house, fell sicke, and his sickenesse was so sore, that there was no breath left in him. 1 Kings 17:18 And shee sayd vnto Eliiah, What haue I to doe with thee? O thou man of God! Art thou come vnto me to call my sinne to remembrance, and to slay my sonne? 1 Kings 17:19 And he said vnto her, Giue me thy sonne. And he tooke him out of her bosome, and caried him vp into a loft, where he abode, and laide him vpon his owne bed. 1 Kings 17:20 And hee cried vnto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, hast thou also brought euill vpon the widow, with whom I soiourne, by slaying her sonne? 1 Kings 17:21 And he stretched himselfe vpon the child three times, and cried vnto the LORD, and said; O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this childes soule come into him againe. 1 Kings 17:22 And the LORD heard the voice of Eliiah, and the soule of the child came into him againe, and he reuiued. 1 Kings 17:23 And Eliiah tooke the childe, and brought him downe out of the chamber into the house, and deliuered him vnto his mother: and Eliiah said, See, thy sonne liueth.
The woman believeth him.
1 Kings 17:24 And the woman said to Eliiah, Now by this I know, that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in thy mouth [is] trueth.