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1 Kings 17:1–7

Elijah Proclaims a Drought

17 And Elijah the Tishbite, of the ainhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, bAs the Lord God of Israel lives, cbefore whom I stand, dthere shall not be dew nor rain ethese years, except at my word.”

Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the fravens to feed you there.”

So he went and did according to the word of the Lord, for he went and stayed by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook. And it happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.

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