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1 Kings 17 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:1 - Now Eli'jah the Tishbite, of Tishbe 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, that 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 dwelt 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.

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

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:9 - "Arise, go to Zar'ephath, 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 Zar'ephath; 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 meal in a jar, and a little oil in a cruse; 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 Eli'jah said to her, "Fear not; go and do as you have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make for yourself and your son.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:14 - For thus says the LORD the God of Israel, 'The jar of meal shall not be spent, and the cruse of oil shall not fail, until the day that the LORD sends rain upon the earth.'"

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:15 - And she went and did as Eli'jah said; and she, and he, and her household ate for many days.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:16 - The jar of meal was not spent, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD which he spoke by Eli'jah.

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 Eli'jah, "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 bosom, and carried him up into the upper chamber, where he lodged, and laid him upon his own bed.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:20 - And he cried to the LORD, "O LORD my God, hast thou brought calamity even upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying 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 soul come into him again."

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:22 - And the LORD hearkened to the voice of Eli'jah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:23 - And Eli'jah took the child, and brought him down from the upper chamber into the house, and delivered him to his mother; and Eli'jah said, "See, your son lives."

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:24 - And the woman said to Eli'jah, "Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth."
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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