The New International Version

1 Kings 19:9–13

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There he went into a cavel and spent the night.

The Lord Appears to Elijah

And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?”m

10 He replied, “I have been very zealousn for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant,o torn down your altars,p and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left,q and now they are trying to kill me too.”

11 The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountainr in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”s

Then a great and powerful windt tore the mountains apart and shatteredu the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire,v but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.w 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his facex and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.

Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

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