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1 Kings 17

Elijah, having prophesied against Ahab, is sent to Cherith, where the ravens feed him.

1 Kings 17:1 And Elia the Thesbite (whych was of þe enhabiters of Gilead) sayde vnto Ahab: as truly as the Lord God of Israel lyueth, before whome I stande there shalbe nether dewe nor rayne these yeres, but accordynge to my worde. 1 Kings 17:2 And the worde of the Lorde came vnto him, sayeng: 1 Kings 17:3 gett the hence, & turne the estwarde, & hide thy selfe in þe brooke Cherith, þt is it that lyeth before Iordan: 1 Kings 17:4 Thou shalt drynck of þe ryuer, & I haue commaunded the rauens to fede þe there. 1 Kings 17:5 And so he went, & dyd according vnto the worde of þe Lord: For he went, & dwelt by þe brooke Cherith, þt is before Iordan. 1 Kings 17:6 And þe rauens brought him bread & fleshe in the mornyng, & lykewise bread & flessh in þe euening, & he drancke of the brooke. 1 Kings 17:7 And it chaunced after a while, þt the brooke dryed vp, because ther fell no rayne vpon þe erth

He is sent to the widow of Zarephath.

1 Kings 17:8 And þe word of the Lorde came vnto him, sayeng: 1 Kings 17:9 vp & gett the to Zarphath, whych is in Sido, & dwell there. Beholde I haue commaunded a wydowe there to sustayne the. 1 Kings 17:10 So he arose, & went to Zarphath. And when he came to the gate of the cytie, the wedow was there, geathering stickes. And he called to her, & sayd: fet me I praye þe, a lytle water in a vessell, þt I maye dryncke. 1 Kings 17:11 And as she was goyng to fett it, he cryed after her, and sayd: bryng me I praye the, a morsell of bread also in thyne hande. 1 Kings 17:12 She sayd: As truely as the Lord thy God lyueth, I haue no bread readye, but euen an handfull of mele in a barell, and a lyttle oyle in a cruse. And behold, I am gathering two stickes for to go in, & dresse it for me and my sonne, that we maye eate it, and dye. 1 Kings 17:13 And Elia sayde vnto her: feare not, come & do as thou hast sayde: but make me therof a lyttle cake fyrst of all, & bringe it vnto me: and afterwarde make for the and thy sonne. 1 Kings 17:14 For thus sayth the Lorde God of Israel: the meale in the barell shall not be wasted nether shall the oyle in the cruse be mynisshed, vntyll the Lorde haue sent rayne vpon the erthe. 1 Kings 17:15 And she went, and dyd as Elia sayde. And she & he & her house dyd eate a good space, 1 Kings 17:16 and the meale wasted not out of the barell, nether was the oyle spent out of þe cruse accordyng to the worde of the Lorde, which he spake by the hande of Elia.

He raiseth the widow's son.

1 Kings 17:17 And after these thynges, it happened, that the sonne of the wyfe of the house fell sycke. And his sycknesse was so sore, þt there was no breath left in him. 1 Kings 17:18 And she sayde vnto Elia: what haue I to do with the, O thou man of God? art thou come vnto me, to call my synne agayne to remembraunce, & to slaye my sonne? 1 Kings 17:19 He sayde vnto her: geue me thy sonne. And he toke him out of her lappe, and caryed him vp into a lofte wher he abode, & layde him vpon his awne bedd, 1 Kings 17:20 & called vnto the Lorde, and sayde: O Lorde my God, hast thou punysshed also this wedowe (wt whom I dwell as a stranger) & hast slayne her sonne? 1 Kings 17:21 And he stretched hym selfe vpon the chylde thre tymes, & called vnto the Lorde, and sayd: O Lorde my God, let this childes soule come into him agayne. 1 Kings 17:22 And the Lorde hearde the voyce of Elia, and the soule of the chylde came into hym agayne, & he reuyued. 1 Kings 17:23 And Elia toke the boye, and brought hym downe out of the chambre into the house, & delyuered hym vnto hys mother, and Elia sayde: beholde, thy sonne lyueth.

The woman believeth him.

1 Kings 17:24 And the woman sayde vnto Elia: nowe I knowe, that thou art a man of God, and that the worde of the Lorde in thy mouth, is true.

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