1 Kings

1 Kings 17 ©

1Elijah after foretelling a long drought is sent by God to the brook Cherith, and fed there by ravens. 8He is afterwards sent to a widow of Zarephath, and miraculously reneweth her barrel of meal and cruse of oil. 17The widow's son dieth, and is restored to life by Elijah's prayer: the woman believeth him to be sent from God.

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AND 1Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As athe LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain bthese years, but according to my word.

b ch. 18.1.
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And cthe word of the LORD came unto him, saying,

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Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and dhide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.

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And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have ecommanded the ravens to feed thee there.

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So he went and did faccording unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.

f Pr. 3.5,6. Mat. 16.24. ch. 19.9.
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And the gravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.

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And it came to pass 2after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.

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¶And the hword of the LORD came unto him, saying,

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Arise, get thee to 3Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.

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So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, iFetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.

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And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, jBring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.

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And she said, As kthe LORD thy God liveth, I have not a lcake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a *cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and *dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and mdie.

k v.1. 1Sa. 25.26,34.
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And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but nmake me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.

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For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The obarrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the *cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD 4sendeth rain upon the earth.

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And she pwent and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat 5many days.

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And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the *cruse of oil fail, qaccording to the word of the LORD, which he spake 6by Elijah.

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¶And it came to pass after these things, that the rson of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so *sore, that there was no breath left in him.

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And she said unto Elijah, sWhat have I to do with thee, O thou tman of God? uart thou come unto me to vcall my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son?

t De. 33.1. Ju. 13.6. 1Sa. 9.6,8. ch. 13.1.
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And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a w*loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed.

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And he xcried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, hast thou also ybrought evil upon the widow with whom I *sojourn, by slaying her son?

y v.9. Pr. 14.21. Jos. 7.9.
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And he 7stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child's soul come 8into him again.

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And the LORD zheard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he arevived.

z Ps. 65.2. Ja. 5.15,16. v.19.
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And Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him unto his mother: and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth.

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¶And the woman said to Elijah, bNow by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in thy mouth is truth.