1 Kings 17
Elijah, having prophesied against Ahab, is sent to Cherith, where the ravens feed him.
1 Kings 17:1 And Eliah the Thesbite whyche was of þe enhabiters of Galaad saide vnto Ahab: as truly as þe Lorde God of Israel lyueth, before whome I stande, there shal be neyther dewe nor rayne these yeares, saue as I appoynt it. 1 Kings 17:2 And the word of God came to him saying: 1 Kings 17:3 get the hence and turne the eastwarde, & hyde thy selfe in the broke Karith, that lyeth before Iordan, 1 Kings 17:4 dryncke of the ryuer for I haue commaunded the rauens to fede the herte. 1 Kings 17:5 And he went and dyd accordynge vnto the worde of the Lorde: he went and dwelt by the broke Karith that lyeth before Iordan. 1 Kings 17:6 And the rauens brought hym breade and fleshe euery mornyng and euery euenynge, and he drancke of the broke. 1 Kings 17:7 And it chaunced after a whyle that the broke dried vp, because there fell no rayne vpon the earth.
He is sent to the widow of Zarephath.
1 Kings 17:8 Then came the worde of the Lord vnto him sayinge: 1 Kings 17:9 vp, and get the to Sarephtha a citie of Sidon, and dwell there. Behold I haue commaunded a wydow there to sustayne the. 1 Kings 17:10 And he arose and went to Sarephtha. And when he came to the gate of the cytie, there was a wydowe there gatheringe stickes. And he called to her and sayd: fet me I pray the, a litle water in a dyshe that I may drincke. 1 Kings 17:11 And as she went to fet it, he cryed to her and sayde: bringe me I praie the, a morsel of bread in thyne hande. 1 Kings 17:12 And she answered: as surely as the lorde thy God lyueth, I haue no breade, but euen an handfull of mele in a pytcher, and a lytle oyle in a cruse. And se, I haue gathered a few styckes for to go & bake it for my and my sonne, that we maye eate it, and then dye. 1 Kings 17:13 And Eliah sayde vnto her: feare not, but go and do as thou hast sayde: but make me therof a lytle cake fyrst of all, and brynge it out to me: and afterwarde make for the and thy sonne. 1 Kings 17:14 For thus sayeth the God of Israel: the pitcher of mele shal not be wasted neither shall thy oyle cruse be withoute oyle, vntil the Lorde haue sent rayne vpon the earthe. 1 Kings 17:15 And she went and dyd as Eliah bad. And she and he and her house dyd eate a good space, 1 Kings 17:16 & the pitcher of mele wasted not, neyther was the oyle cruse withoute oyle accordynge to the worde of the Lorde whyche he spake thorowe Eliah.
He raiseth the widow's son.
1 Kings 17:17 And after these thinges, it happened that the sonne of the wyfe of the house fell sycke. And his sicknesse was so sore, that there was no breath left in him. 1 Kings 17:18 Then saide she vnto Eliah: what haue I done with the, O thou man of God? arte thou come vnto me, that my sinne shoulde be tought on & my sonne slayne? 1 Kings 17:19 And Eliah sayd vnto her: geue me thy sonne. And he toke hym out of her lappe and caryed him vp into a lofte where he laye, and layde him vpon hys owne bed, 1 Kings 17:20 and called vnto the Lorde and sayde: O Lord my God, hast thou bene so euyl vnto the wedowe wyth whome I soiourne, that thou hast slayne her sonne? 1 Kings 17:21 And he stretched him selfe vpon the lad thre tymes, and called vnto the Lorde and sayde: O Lorde my God, let the laddes soule come vnto hym agayne. 1 Kings 17:22 And the Lorde hearde the voyce of Eliah, and the soule of the lad came into hym agayne, and he reuiued. 1 Kings 17:23 And Eliah toke the boye and brought him doune oute of the chambre into the house and delyuered him vnto hys mother and sayde: se, thy sonne lyueth.
The woman believeth him.
1 Kings 17:24 Then the wyfe sayde to Eliah: nowe I knowe that thou art a Gods man, and that the worde of the Lorde in thy mouth, is truthe.