1 Kings 17:1-10

1Now Elijah a the Tishbite, from the Gilead settlers,
LXX reads from Tishbe of Gilead
c said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives, d I stand before Him, and there will be no dew or rain during these years except by my command!” e

2Then a revelation from the Lord came to him: 3 “Leave here, turn eastward, and hide f yourself at the
wadi: A seasonal stream that flows only in the rainy season
Wadi Cherith where it enters the Jordan.
4You are to drink from the wadi. I have commanded the ravens h to provide for you there.”

5So he did what the Lord commanded. Elijah left and lived by the Wadi Cherith where it enters the Jordan. 6The ravens kept bringing him bread and meat in the morning and in the evening, i and he drank from the wadi. 7After a while, the wadi dried up because there had been no rain in the land.

Elijah and the Widow

8 Then the word of the Lord came to him: 9“Get up, go to Zarephath j that belongs to Sidon and stay there. Look, I have commanded a woman who is a widow to provide for you there.” 10So Elijah got up and went to Zarephath. When he arrived at the city gate, there was a widow woman gathering wood. Elijah called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup and let me drink.” k
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