Elijah Predicts a Drought

1 Kings 17

1 And Elijah the Tishbite, of the a inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, b "As the LORD God of Israel lives, c before whom I stand, d there shall not be dew nor rain e these years, except at my word." 2 Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, 3 "Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. 4 "And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the f ravens to feed you there." 5 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. 6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook. 7 And it happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.

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