1 Kings 19
Elijah, threatened by Jezebel, fleeth to Beer-sheba.
1 Kings 19:1 And Ahab told Jezebel, all that Elijah had done,and withal, how he had slain all the prophets with the sword. 1 Kings 19:2 Then sent Jezebel a messenger unto Elijah, saying,So, let the gods do, and, so, let them add, if, by this time tomorrow, I make not thy life as the life of one of them. 1 Kings 19:3 And, when he saw [that], he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, which belongeth to Judah,and left his servant there.
In the wilderness, being weary of his life, he is comforted by an angel.
1 Kings 19:4 But, he himself, went into the wilderness a day's journey, and came and sat down under a certain shrub,and asked for his life, that he might die, and saidEnough, now, O Yahweh! take away my life, for, no better, am, I, than, my fathers. 1 Kings 19:5 And, as he lay, and slept, under a certain shrub, lo! a messenger, touching him, who said to himRise, eat. 1 Kings 19:6 So he looked about, and lo! at his head, a cake baked on hot stones, and a cruse of water,and he did eat and drink, and then went back and lay down. 1 Kings 19:7 And the messenger of Yahweh came again a second time, and touched him, and saidRise, eat,because, too much for thee, is the journey. 1 Kings 19:8 So he arose, and did eat and drink,and journeyed, in the strength of that eating, forty days and forty nights, as far as the mountain of GodHoreb.
At Horeb God appeareth unto him, sending him to anoint Hazael, Jehu, and Elisha.
1 Kings 19:9 And he entered, there, into a cave, and lodged there,and lo! the word of Yahweh [came] unto him, and said to him, What doest thou here, Elijah? 1 Kings 19:10 And he saidVery jealous, have I been, for Yahweh, God of hosts, because the sons of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thine altars, have they thrown down, thy prophets, also have they slain with the sword,and, I alone, am left, and they have sought my life, to take it. 1 Kings 19:11 And he saidGo forth tomorrow, and stand in the mountain, before Yahweh. And lo! Yahweh, passing by, and a great and strong windrending the mountains, and breaking in pieces the crags, before Yahweh, Not, in the wind, was, Yahweh,And, after the wind, an, earthquake, Not, in the earthquake, was, Yahweh; 1 Kings 19:12 And, after the earthquake, a, fire, Not, in the fire, was, Yahweh,And, after the fire, the voice of a gentle whisper. 1 Kings 19:13 And it came to pass, when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went forth, and stood at the entrance of the cave,and lo! unto him, a voice; and it saidWhat doest thou here, Elijah? 1 Kings 19:14 And he saidVery jealous, have I been, for Yahweh, God of hosts, because the sons of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thine altars, have they thrown down, thy prophets also, have they slain with the sword,and, I alone, am left, and they rove sought my life, to take it. 1 Kings 19:15 And Yahweh said unto him, Go, return to thy way, towards the wilderness of Damascus,and, when thou enterest, then shalt thou anoint Hazael to be king over Syria; 1 Kings 19:16 And, Jehu son of Minshi, shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel,and, Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah, shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy stead: 1 Kings 19:17 Then shall it come to pass, thathim that escapeth the sword of Hazael, shall, Jehu, slay,and, him that escapeth the sword of Jehu, shall, Elisha, slay; 1 Kings 19:18 Yet will I leave remaining in Israel, seven thousand,all knees which have not bowed to Baal, and all mouths which have not kissed to him.
Elisha, taking leave of his friends, followeth Elijah.
1 Kings 19:19 So he departed from thence, and found Elisha son of Shaphat, as he was plowing, with twelve yoke of oxen before him, he being with the twelfth,so Elijah crossed over unto him, and cast his mantle towards him; 1 Kings 19:20 and he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and saidLet me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, that I may follow thee. And he said unto him,Go, turn back, for what have I done to thee? 1 Kings 19:21 So he turned back from following him, and took the yoke of oxen, and sacrificed them, and, with the implements of the oxen, boiled their flesh, and gave unto the people, and they did eat,then he arose, and followed Elijah, and ministered unto him.