1 Kings 17
Elijah, having prophesied against Ahab, is sent to Cherith, where the ravens feed him.
1 Kings 17:1 Then said Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, unto Ahab, By the life of Yahweh, God of Israel, before whom I stand, there shall not, these two years, be either dew or rain,save at the bidding of my word. 1 Kings 17:2 Then came the word of Yahweh unto him, saying: 1 Kings 17:3 Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward,and hide thyself in the ravine of Cherith, which faceth the Jordan; 1 Kings 17:4 and it shall be that, of the torrent, shalt thou drink,and, the ravens, have I commanded to sustain thee, there. 1 Kings 17:5 So he went and did, according to the word of Yahweh,yea he went and dwelt in the ravine of Cherith, which faceth the Jordan. 1 Kings 17:6 And, the ravens, used to bring him bread and flesh, in the morning, and bread and flesh, in the evening,and, of the torrent, used he to drink. 1 Kings 17:7 But it came to pass, at the end of [certain] days, that the torrent dried up,because there had been no rain in the land.
He is sent to the widow of Zarephath.
1 Kings 17:8 Then came the word of Yahweh unto him, saying 1 Kings 17:9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there,Lo! I have commanded, there, a widow woman, to sustain thee. 1 Kings 17:10 So he arose and went to Zarephath, and, when he came to the entrance of the city, lo! there, a widow woman gathering sticks,and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. 1 Kings 17:11 And, as she went to fetch it, he called to her and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread, in thy hand. 1 Kings 17:12 And she saidBy the life of Yahweh, thy God, verily I have not a cake, only a handful of meal in the jar, and a little oil in the cruse,and lo! I have been gathering a couple of sticks, so I shall go in and make it ready for me and for my son, that we may eat itand die! 1 Kings 17:13 And Elijah said unto herDo not fear, go inmake ready according to thy word,howbeit, make me thereof a little cake, first, and bring it out to me, and, for thyself and thy son, make ready, afterwards. 1 Kings 17:14 For, thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel, The jar of meal, shall not waste, and, the cruse of oil, shall not fail,until the day that Yahweh giveth rain upon the face of the ground. 1 Kings 17:15 So she went and made ready, according to the word of Elijah,and did eat, she, and he, and her house, [certain] days: 1 Kings 17:16 The jar of meal, did not waste,and, the cruse of oil, did not fail,according to the word of Yahweh, which he spake through Elijah.
He raiseth the widow's son.
1 Kings 17:17 And it came to pass, after these things, that the son of the woman, owner of the house, fell sick,yea it came to pass that his sickness was very severe, until no, breath, was left in him. 1 Kings 17:18 Then said she unto Elijah, What have I in common with thee, O man of God? Hast thou come unto me, to call to remembrance mine iniquity, and to cause the death of my son? 1 Kings 17:19 And he said unto herGive me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him unto the upper room, where, he, was staying, and laid him upon his own bed. 1 Kings 17:20 Then cried he unto Yahweh, and said,O Yahweh, my God! Even upon the widow with whom I am sojourning, hast thou brought misfortune by causing the death of her son? 1 Kings 17:21 And he stretched himself out upon the boy, three times, and cried unto Yahweh, and said,O Yahweh, my God! Let the life of this boy, I pray thee, come again within him. 1 Kings 17:22 And Yahweh hearkened unto the voice of Elijah,and the life of the boy came again within him, and he lived. 1 Kings 17:23 Then Elijah took the boy, and carried him down out of the upper room, into the house, and gave him to his mother,and Elijah said, See! thy son liveth.
The woman believeth him.
1 Kings 17:24 And the woman said unto Elijah, Now, then I know, that, a man of God, thou art,and that, the word of Yahweh, is in thy mouth, of a truth.