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1 Kings 19 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Elijah Flees from Jezebel ©

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:1 - Ahab told Jez'ebel all that Eli'jah had done, and how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:2 - Then Jez'ebel sent a messenger to Eli'jah, saying, "So may the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by this time tomorrow."
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:3 - Then he was afraid, and he arose and went for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:4 - But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree; and he asked that he might die, saying, "It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am no better than my fathers."
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:5 - And he lay down and slept under a broom tree; and behold, an angel touched him, and said to him, "Arise and eat."
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:6 - And he looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water. And he ate and drank, and lay down again.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:7 - And the angel of the LORD came again a second time, and touched him, and said, "Arise and eat, else the journey will be too great for you."
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:8 - And he arose, and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.

Elijah at Horeb ©

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:9 - And there he came to a cave, and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said to him, "What are you doing here, Eli'jah?"
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:10 - He said, "I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the people of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thy altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:11 - And he said, "Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD." And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:12 - and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:13 - And when Eli'jah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him, and said, "What are you doing here, Eli'jah?"
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:14 - He said, "I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the people of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thy altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:15 - And the LORD said to him, "Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; and when you arrive, you shall anoint Haz'ael to be king over Syria;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:16 - and Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be king over Israel; and Eli'sha the son of Shaphat of A'bel-meho'lah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:17 - And him who escapes from the sword of Haz'ael shall Jehu slay; and him who escapes from the sword of Jehu shall Eli'sha slay.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:18 - Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Ba'al, and every mouth that has not kissed him."
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:19 - So he departed from there, and found Eli'sha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing, with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth. Eli'jah passed by him and cast his mantle upon him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:20 - And he left the oxen, and ran after Eli'jah, and said, "Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you." And he said to him, "Go back again; for what have I done to you?"
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:21 - And he returned from following him, and took the yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the yokes of the oxen, and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and went after Eli'jah, and ministered to him.
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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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