1 Kings 17


Elijah the Tishbite

1And [4said 1Elijah 2the 3Tishbite], the one from Tishbon of Gilead, to Ahab, As the  lord lives, the God of Israel, in whom I stand before him, Shall there be these years dew and rain, no, but unless it be through the word of my mouth. 2And came to pass the saying of the  lord to Elijah. 3Go from here according to the east, and hide at the rushing stream Cherith, to the one upon the face of the Jordan! 4And it will be from out of the rushing stream you shall drink water, and to the crows I shall give charge to nourish you there. 5And [2went 3and 4did 1Elijah] according to the saying of the  lord. And he settled by the rushing stream Cherith upon the face of the Jordan. 6And the crows brought to him bread loaves and meat in the morning, and bread loaves and meat in the afternoon. And from out of the rushing stream he drank water. 7And it came to pass after many days, that [3dried up 1the 2rushing stream], for there was no rain upon the earth. 8And [3came to pass 1the word 2of the  lord] to Elijah, saying, 9Rise up, and go into Sarepta of the Sidonians! and you shall dwell there. Behold, I have given charge there [2woman 1for a widow] to nourish you.

Elijha and the Widow of Sarepta

10And he rose up and went into Sarepta. And he came unto the gate-house of the city. And behold, there [2woman 1a widow] was collecting together wood. And [2yelled out 3after 4her 1Elijah], and said to her, Take indeed for me a little water into a container, and I shall drink. 11And she went to take, and [2yelled out 3after 4her 1Elijah], and said to her, Give indeed to me the morsel of bread in your hand, and I will eat. 12And [3said 1the 2woman], As [3lives 1the  lord 2your God], If there is to me a cake baked in hot ashes -- good? but I have only as much as a handful of flour in the pitcher, and a little olive oil in the jar. And behold, I shall collected together two sticks, and I shall enter and make it for myself and my children, and we shall eat and die. 13And [2said 3to 4her 1Elijah], Be of courage! enter and do according to your word! But make for me from there [2cake baked in hot ashes 1a small] at first, and bring it forth to me! and to yourself you shall make and to your children at last. 14For thus says the  lord God of Israel, The pitcher of flour shall not fail, and the jar of olive oil shall not have less, until the days of the giving by the  lord the rain upon the earth. 15And [3went 1the 2woman] and did according to the word of Elijah; and she gave to him, and he ate, and she, and her children. 16And the pitcher of flour failed not, and the jar of olive oil had not less, according to the saying of the  lord, which he spoke by the hand of Elijah. 17And it came to pass after these things that [9became ill 1the 2son 3of the 4woman 5who was the 6lady 7of the 8house], and [3was 2illness 1his] fortified very much, until there was not left behind in him a breath. 18And she said to Elijah, What is it to me and to you, O man of God, for you to enter to me, to call to mind my iniquities and to kill my son?

Elijah Raises the Widow's Son to Life

19And Elijah said to the woman, Give me your son! And he took him from out of her bosom, and brought him into the upper room in which he settled there, and he rested him upon his bed. 20And Elijah yelled out to the  lord, and he said, O  lord my God, also indeed the widow with whom I dwell with her, have you inflicted evil to kill her son? 21And he breathed into the boy three times, and he called upon the  lord, and he said, O  lord my God, return indeed the life of this boy to him! 22And it became so, and [5returned 1the 2life 3of the 4boy] to him. And [3yelled out 1the 2boy]. 23And he led him from the upper room into the house, and he gave it to his mother. And Elijah said, See! [2lives 1your son]. 24And [3said 1the 2woman] to Elijah, Behold, I know that [2a man 3of God 1you are], and the word of the  lord in your mouth is true.
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