1 Kings 17
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1 Kings 17
Elijah Fed by Ravens...
And Eliyahu the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gil`ad, said to Ahab, `As YHWH Elohim of Yisra`el lives, before whom I stand, there shall be no dew or rain these years, except at my word.`
And the word of YHWH came to him, saying,
'Go away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the wadi Kerith, which flows into the Yarden.
'And it shall be that you drink from the stream, and I shall command the ravens to feed you there.'
And he went and did according to the word of YHWH, for he went and dwelt by the wadi Kerith, which flows into the Yarden.
And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the stream.
The Widow at Zarepath...
And it came to be after a while that the stream dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.
Then the word of YHWH came to him, saying,
'Rise up, go to Tsarephath, which belongs to Tsidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to sustain you.'
And he rose up and went to Tsarephath, and came to the gate of the city and saw a widow there gathering sticks. And he called and said to her, 'Please bring me a little water in a vessel to drink.'
And as she was going to get it, he called and said to her, 'Please bring me a piece of bread in your hand.'
And she said, 'As YHWH your Elohim lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar. And see, I am gathering a couple of sticks and shall go in and prepare it for myself and my son, and we shall eat it, and die.'
And Eliyah said to her, 'Do not fear, go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me. And afterward make some for yourself and your son.
'For thus said YHWH Elohim of Yisra'el, 'The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor the jar of oil run dry, until the day YHWH sends rain on the earth.''
So she went and did according to the word of Eliyahu, and she and he and her household ate for many days.
The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of YHWH which He spoke by Eliyahu.
And after these events it came to be that the son of the woman who owned the house became sick. And his sickness was very severe until there was no breath left in him.
And she said to Eliyahu, 'What have I to do with you, O man of Elohim? Have you come to me to bring my crookedness to be remembered, and to kill my son?'
And he said to her, 'Give me your son.' So he took him from her arms and took him to the upper room where he was dwelling, and laid him on his own bed,
and cried out to YHWH and said, 'O YHWH my Elohim, have You also brought evil on the widow with whom I am sojourning, to kill her son?'
And he stretched himself out on the child three times, and cried out to YHWH and said, 'O YHWH my Elohim, I pray, let the life of this child come back to him.'
And YHWH heard the voice of Eliyahu, and the life of the child came back to him, and he lived.
And Eliyahu took the child and brought him down from the upper room into the house, and gave him to his mother. And Eliyahu said, 'See, your son lives!'
And the woman said to Eliyahu, 'Now by this I know that you are a man of Elohim, and that the word of YHWH in your mouth is truth.'
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