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1 Kings 17 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Elijah Predicts a Drought

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:1 - Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe[fn] in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:2 - And the word of the LORD came to him:

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:3 - “Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:4 - You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:5 - So he went and did according to the word of the LORD. He went and lived by the brook Cherith that is east of the Jordan.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:6 - And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:7 - And after a while the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land.

The Widow of Zarephath

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:8 - Then the word of the LORD came to him,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:9 - “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:10 - So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:11 - And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:12 - And she said, “As the LORD your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. And now I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:13 - And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said. But first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make something for yourself and your son.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:14 - For thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the LORD sends rain upon the earth.’”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:15 - And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and he and her household ate for many days.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:16 - The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become empty, according to the word of the LORD that he spoke by Elijah.

Elijah Raises the Widow’s Son

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:17 - After this the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became ill. And his illness was so severe that there was no breath left in him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:18 - And she said to Elijah, “What have you against me, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance and to cause the death of my son!”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:19 - And he said to her, “Give me your son.” And he took him from her arms and carried him up into the upper chamber where he lodged, and laid him on his own bed.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:20 - And he cried to the LORD, “O LORD my God, have you brought calamity even upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by killing her son?”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:21 - Then he stretched himself upon the child three times and cried to the LORD, “O LORD my God, let this child’s life[fn] come into him again.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:22 - And the LORD listened to the voice of Elijah. And the life of the child came into him again, and he revived.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:23 - And Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper chamber into the house and delivered him to his mother. And Elijah said, “See, your son lives.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:24 - And the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth.”
ESV Footnotes
Septuagint; Hebrew of the settlers
Or soul; also verse 22
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