1 Kings 19:3–9

Then Elijah became afraidC,z and immediately ran for his life.aa When he came to Beer-shebaab that belonged to Judah, he left his servant there,ac but he went on a day’s journey into the wilderness. He sat down under a broom treead and prayed that he might die. He said, “I have had enough! Lord, take my life,ae for I’m no better than my ancestors.” Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree.

Suddenly, an angel touched him.af The angel told him, “Get up and eat.” Then he looked, and there at his head was a loaf of bread baked over hot stones, and a jug of water.ag So he ate and drank and lay down again. Then the angel of the Lordah returned for a second time and touched him. He said, “Get up and eat, or the journey will be too much for you.” So he got up, ate, and drank. Then on the strength from that food, he walked forty days and forty nightsai to Horeb, the mountain of God.aj He entered a caveak there and spent the night.


Suddenly, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”al

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