Elijah Predicts Drought
1 Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the R671 F415 settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As R672 the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there R673 shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word." 2 The word of the LORD came to him, saying, 3 "Go away from here and turn eastward, and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east F416 of the Jordan. 4 "It shall be that you will drink of the brook, and I R674 have commanded the ravens to provide for you there." 5 So he went and did according to the word of the LORD, for he went and lived by the brook Cherith, which is east F417 of the Jordan. 6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he would drink from the brook. 7 It happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land.
8 Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, 9 "Arise, go to Zarephath, R675 which belongs to Sidon, and stay there; behold, I R676 have commanded a widow there to provide for you." 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath, and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks; and he R677 called to her and said, "Please get me a little water in a jar, F418 that I may drink." 11 As she was going to get it, he called to her and said, "Please bring me a piece of bread in your hand." 12 But she said, "As R678 the LORD your God lives, I R679 have no bread, F419 only a handful of flour in the bowl F420 and a little oil in the jar; and behold, I am gathering a F421 few sticks that I may go in and prepare for me and my son, that we may eat it and die." R680 13 Then Elijah said to her, "Do not fear; go, do as you have said, but make me a little bread cake from it F422 first and bring it out to me, and afterward you may make one for yourself and for your son. 14 "For thus says the LORD God of Israel, `The bowl F423 of flour shall not be exhausted, nor shall the jar of oil be F424 empty, until the day that the LORD sends rain on the face of the earth.' " 15 So she went and did according to the word of Elijah, and she and he and her household ate for many days. 16 The bowl F425 of flour was not exhausted nor did the jar of oil become F426 empty, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke through Elijah.
Elijah Raises the Widow's Son
17 Now it came about after these things that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became sick; and his sickness was so severe that there was no breath left in him. 18 So she said to Elijah, "What R681 do I have to do with you, O man R682 of God? You F427 have come to me to bring my iniquity to remembrance and to put my son to death!" 19 He said to her, "Give me your son." Then he took him from her bosom and carried him up to the upper room where he was living, and laid him on his own bed. 20 He called to the LORD and said, "O LORD my God, have You also brought calamity to the widow with whom I am staying, F428 by causing her son to die?" 21 Then R683 he stretched himself upon the child three times, and called to the LORD and said, "O LORD my God, I pray You, let this child's life return to F429 him." 22 The LORD heard the voice of Elijah, and R684 the life of the child returned to F430 him and he revived. 23 Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper room into the house and gave him to his mother; and Elijah said, "See, your son is alive." 24 Then the woman said to Elijah, "Now R685 I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth."
R671: Judges 12:4
R672: 1 Kings 18:10; 22:14; 2 Kings 3:14; 5:20
R673: 1 Kings 18:1; Luke 4:25; James 5:17
R674: 1 Kings 17:9
R675: Obadiah 1:1:20; Luke 4:26
R676: 1 Kings 17:4
R677: Genesis 24:17; John 4:7
R678: 1 Kings 17:1
R679: 2 Kings 4:2-7
R680: Genesis 21:15,16
R681: 2 Samuel 16:10; 2 Kings 3:13; Luke 4:34; John 2:4
R682: 1 Kings 12:22
R683: 2 Kings 4:34,35; Acts 20:10
R684: Luke 7:14; Hebrews 11:35
R685: John 2:11; 3:2; 16:30