1 Kings 17

1 Kings 17:1  
And Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, By the living Lord, the God of Israel, whose servant I am, there will be no dew or rain in these years, but only at my word.

1 Kings 17:2  
Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying,

1 Kings 17:3  
Go from here in the direction of the east, and keep yourself in a secret place by the stream Cherith, east of Jordan.

1 Kings 17:4  
The water of the stream will be your drink, and by my orders the ravens will give you food there.

1 Kings 17:5  
So he went and did as the Lord said, living by the stream Cherith, east of Jordan.

1 Kings 17:6  
And the ravens took him bread in the morning and meat in the evening; and the water of the stream was his drink.

1 Kings 17:7  
Now after a time the stream became dry, because there was no rain in the land.

1 Kings 17:8  
Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying,

1 Kings 17:9  
Up! go now to Zarephath, in Zidon, and make your living-place there; I have given orders to a widow woman there to see that you have food.

1 Kings 17:10  
So he got up and went to Zarephath; and when he came to the door of the town, he saw a widow woman getting sticks together; and crying out to her he said, Will you give me a little water in a vessel for my drink?

1 Kings 17:11  
And when she was going to get it, he said to her, And get me with it a small bit of bread.

1 Kings 17:12  
Then she said, By the life of the Lord your God, I have nothing but a little meal in my store, and a drop of oil in the bottle; and now I am getting two sticks together so that I may go in and make it ready for me and my son, so that we may have a meal before our death.

1 Kings 17:13  
And Elijah said to her, Have no fear; go and do as you have said, but first make me a little cake of it and come and give it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son.

1 Kings 17:14  
For this is the word of the Lord, the God of Israel: The store of meal will not come to an end, and the bottle will never be without oil, till the day when the Lord sends rain on the earth.

1 Kings 17:15  
So she went and did as Elijah said; and she and he and her family had food for a long time.

1 Kings 17:16  
The store of meal did not come to an end, and the bottle was never without oil, as the Lord had said by the mouth of Elijah.

1 Kings 17:17  
Now after this, the son of the woman of the house became ill, so ill that there was no breath in him.

1 Kings 17:18  
And she said to Elijah, What have I to do with you, O man of God? have you come to put God in mind of my sin, and to put my son to death?

1 Kings 17:19  
And he said to her, Give your son to me. And lifting him out of her arms, he took him up to his room and put him down on his bed.

1 Kings 17:20  
And crying to the Lord he said, O Lord my God, have you sent evil even on the widow whose guest I am, by causing her son's death?

1 Kings 17:21  
And stretching herself out on the child three times, he made his prayer to the Lord, saying, O Lord my God, be pleased to let this child's life come back to him again.

1 Kings 17:22  
And the Lord gave ear to the voice of Elijah, and the child's spirit came into him again, and he came back to life.

1 Kings 17:23  
And Elijah took the child down from his room into the house and gave him to his mother and said to her, See, your son is living.

1 Kings 17:24  
Then the woman said to Elijah, Now I am certain that you are a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is true.

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