1 KINGS 19:1-18
19:1 And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done and all about how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.
19:2 And Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, The gods do so to me and even more, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like the life of one of them!
19:3 And because he was afraid, he rose up and went away for his life; and he came to Beer-sheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his attendant there.
19:4 And he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a certain broom shrub; and he requested for himself that he might die and said, It is enough; now, O Jehovah, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers.
19:5 And he lay down and slept under the broom shrub. And suddenly an angel touched him and said to him, Rise up and eat.
19:6 And he looked, and there at his head was a cake, baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. And he ate and drank, and lay down again.
19:7 And the angel of Jehovah came again the second time and touched him and said, Rise up and eat; for the journey is too great for you.
19:8 And he rose up and ate and drank, and he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.
19:9 And there he went into a cave and lodged there.
And at that time the word of Jehovah came to him; and He said to him, What are you doing here, Elijah?
19:10 And he said, I have been very jealous for Jehovah the God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, thrown down Your altars, and slain Your prophets with the sword; and I alone am left, and they seek to take my life.
19:11 And He said, Go out, and stand upon the mountain before Jehovah. And suddenly Jehovah passed by, and a great, strong wind rent the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before Jehovah — Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake — Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
19:12 And after the earthquake, a fire — Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a gentle, quiet voice.
19:13 And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And then a voice came to him and said, What are you doing here, Elijah?
19:14 And he said, I have been very jealous for Jehovah the God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, thrown down Your altars, and slain Your prophets with the sword; and I alone am left, and they seek to take my life.
19:15 And Jehovah said to him, Go; return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; and when you come there, anoint Hazael as king over Syria;
19:16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint as king over Israel; and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint as prophet in your place.
19:17 And him who escapes the sword of Hazael, Jehu will kill; and him who escapes the sword of Jehu, Elisha will kill.
19:18 Yet I have left Myself seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed unto Baal and every mouth that has not kissed him.
November 2, 2019
1 KINGS 19:1-18
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