NASB — 1 Kings 17 — KJV

Elijah Predicts Drought

1 Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of Iathe settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, “bAs the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely cthere 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 Ieast of the Jordan. 4 It shall be that you will drink of the brook, and aI 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 Ieast 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.

[1] IOr Tishbe in Gilead aJg 12:4 b1K 18:10; 22:14; 2K 3:14; 5:20 c1K 18:1; Lk 4:25; Jm 5:17
[3] ILit before
[4] a1K 17:9
[5] ILit before

8 ¶ Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, 9 “Arise, go to aZarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and stay there; behold, bI 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 ahe called to her and said, “Please get me a little water in a Ijar, 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, “aAs the LORD your God lives, bI have no Ibread, only a handful of flour in the IIbowl and a little oil in the jar; and behold, I am gathering IIIa few sticks that I may go in and prepare for me and my son, that we may eat it and cdie.” 13 Then Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go, do as you have said, but make me a little bread cake from Iit 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 Ibowl of flour shall not be exhausted, nor shall the jar of oil IIbe 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 Ibowl of flour was not exhausted nor did the jar of oil IIbecome empty, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke through Elijah.

[9] aOb 20; Lk 4:26 b1K 17:4
[10] IOr vessel aGn 24:17; Jn 4:7
[12] ILit cake IILit pitcher IIILit two a1K 17:1 b2K 4:2-7 cGn 21:15, 16
[13] ILit there
[14] ILit pitcher IILit lack
[16] ILit pitcher IILit lack

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, “aWhat do I have to do with you, O bman of God? IYou 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 Istaying, by causing her son to die?” 21 aThen 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 Ito him.” 22 The LORD heard the voice of Elijah, aand the life of the child returned Ito 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, “aNow I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth.”

[18] IOr Have you come...death? a2S 16:10; 2K 3:13; Lk 4:34; Jn 2:4 b1K 12:22
[20] ILit sojourning
[21] ILit upon his inward part a2K 4:34, 35; Ac 20:10
[22] ILit upon his inward part aLk 7:14; He 11:35
[24] aJn 2:11; 3:2; 16:30


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Elijah, having prophesied against Ahab, is sent to Cherith, where the ravens feed him.

1 ¶ And Elijah the Tishbite, [who was] of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, [As] the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. 2 And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 3 Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that [is] before Jordan. 4 And it shall be, [that] thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. 5 So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that [is] before Jordan. 6 And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook. 7 And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.

[1] Dt 10:8; 1K 22:14; 2K 3:14; 5:16; Is 49:18; Jr 15:19; Mt 7:29; 11:14; 16:14; 27:47, 49; Lk 1:17, 19; 4:25; 9:30, 33, 54; 21:36; Jn 1:21, 25; Ac 27:23; Ro 11:2; Jm 5:17; Rv 11:6.
[2] 1K 12:22; 1Ch 17:3; Jr 7:1; 11:1; 18:1; Ho 1:1.
[3] 1K 22:25; Ps 31:20; 83:3; Jr 36:19, 26; Jn 8:59; Ac 17:14; He 11:38; Rv 12:6, 14.
[4] Nu 20:8; 1K 17:9; 19:5; Jb 34:29; 38:8, 41; Ps 33:8; 147:9; Am 9:3; Mt 4:4, 11.
[5] 1K 19:9; Pv 3:5; Mt 16:24; Jn 15:14.
[6] Ex 16:35; Nu 11:23; Jg 14:14; 15:18; Ps 34:9; 37:3, 19; 78:15, 23; Is 33:16; Jr 37:21; 40:4; Hab 3:17; Mt 6:31; 14:19; 19:26; Lk 22:35; He 6:18; 13:5.
[7] Is 40:30; 54:10.

He is sent to the widow of Zarephath.

8 ¶ And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which [belongeth] to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. 10 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, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. 11 And as she was going to fetch [it], he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. 12 And she said, [As] the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, 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 die. 13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go [and] do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring [it] unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. 14 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day [that] the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth. 15 And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat [many] days. 16 [And] the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah.

[8] Gn 22:14; 1K 17:2; Is 41:17; He 13:6.
[9] Jg 7:2, 4; 1K 17:4; Ob 1:20; Mt 15:21; Lk 4:26; Ro 4:17; 2Co 4:7.
[10] Gn 21:15; 24:17; Jn 4:7; 2Co 11:27; He 11:37.
[11] Gn 18:5; 24:18; 1K 17:9; 18:4; Mt 10:42; 25:35; He 13:2.
[12] Gn 21:16; 1S 14:39, 45; 20:3, 21; 25:26; 26:10; 2S 15:21; 1K 17:1; 2K 4:2; Jr 4:2; 5:2; 14:18; Lm 4:9; Ezk 12:18; Jol 1:15; Mt 15:33.
[13] Gn 22:1; Ex 14:13; Jg 7:5; 2K 6:16; 2Ch 20:17; Pv 3:9; Is 41:10, 13; Mal 3:10; Mt 6:33; 10:37; 19:21; 28:5; Ac 27:24; He 11:17; 1P 1:7.
[14] 1K 17:4; 2K 3:16; 4:2, 42; 7:1; 9:6; Mt 14:17; 15:36.
[15] Gn 6:22; 12:4; 22:3; 2Ch 20:20; Mt 15:28; Mk 12:43; Jn 11:40; Ro 4:19; He 11:7, 17.
[16] 1K 13:5; 16:12; Mt 9:28; 19:26; Lk 1:37, 45; Jn 4:50.

He raiseth the widow's son.

17 ¶ And it came to pass after these things, [that] the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him. 18 And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son? 19 And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed. 20 And he cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son? 21 And he stretched 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 into him again. 22 And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived. 23 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.

[17] Gn 22:1; 2K 4:18; Jb 12:10; 34:14; Ps 104:29; Dn 5:23; Zc 12:10; Jn 11:3, 14; Jm 1:2, 12; 2:26; 1P 1:7; 4:12.
[18] Gn 42:21; 50:15, 17; 1S 16:4; 2S 16:10; 19:22; 1K 13:1; 18:9; 2K 3:13; 2Ch 35:21; Jb 13:23, 26; Ezk 21:23; Mk 5:7, 15; 6:16; Lk 4:34; 5:8; 8:28; Jn 2:4.
[19] 2K 4:10, 21, 32; Ac 9:37.
[20] Gn 18:23; Ex 17:4; Jsh 7:8; 1S 7:8; 1K 18:36; 2K 19:4, 15; Ps 73:13; 99:6; Jr 12:1; Mt 21:22; Jm 5:15.
[21] 2K 4:33; Ac 9:40; 10:10; He 11:19.
[22] Dt 32:39; 1S 2:6; 2K 13:21; Lk 8:54; Jn 5:28; 11:43; Ac 20:12; Ro 14:9; Rv 11:11.
[23] 2K 4:36; Lk 7:15; Ac 9:41; He 11:35.

The woman believeth him.

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

[24] Ec 12:10; Jn 2:11; 3:2; 4:42; 11:15, 42; 15:24; 16:30; 1Th 2:13; 1Jn 2:21.


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