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1 Kings 18:41–19:18
41 And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.” 42 So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees.r
“There is nothing there,” he said.
Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.”
So Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’ ”
45 Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rainu started falling and Ahab rode off to Jezreel.v 46 The powerw of the Lord came on Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt,x he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.
19 Now Ahab told Jezebely everything Elijah had done and how he had killedz all the prophets with the sword. 2 So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely,a if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.”b
3 Elijah was afraida and ranc for his life.d When he came to Beershebae in Judah, he left his servant there, 4 while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush,f sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life;g I am no better than my ancestors.” 5 Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep.h
All at once an angeli touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” 6 He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again.
7 The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” 8 So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled fortyj days and forty nights until he reached Horeb,k the mountain of God. 9 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.”
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?”
14 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left,y and now they are trying to kill me too.”
15 The Lord said to him, “Go back the way you came, and go to the Desert of Damascus. When you get there, anoint Hazaelz king over Aram. 16 Also, anointa Jehu son of Nimshi king over Israel, and anoint Elishab son of Shaphat from Abel Meholahc to succeed you as prophet. 17 Jehu will put to death any who escape the sword of Hazael,d and Elisha will put to death any who escape the sword of Jehu.e 18 Yet I reservef seven thousand in Israel—all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and whose mouths have not kissedg him.”
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