1 KINGS 16:29 – 17:16
16:29 And Ahab the son of Omri began to reign over Israel in the thirty-eighth year of Asa the king of Judah. And Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years.
16:30 And Ahab the son of Omri did what was evil in the sight of Jehovah, more than all who were before him.
16:31 And as if it were a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, he took as his wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal the king of the Sidonians; and he went and served Baal and worshipped him.
16:32 And he raised up an altar to Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.
16:33 And Ahab made the Asherah. And Ahab did more to provoke Jehovah the God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who had been before him.
16:34 In his days Hiel the Bethelite built Jericho. He laid its foundations at the cost of Abiram his firstborn, and he set up its gates at the cost of Segub his youngest son, according to the word of Jehovah, which He spoke through Joshua the son of Nun.
17:1 And Elijah the Tishbite, from among the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, As Jehovah the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain during these years, except by my word.
17:2 And the word of Jehovah came to him, saying,
17:3 Go from here and turn eastward, and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is before the Jordan.
17:4 And you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.
17:5 And he went and did according to the word of Jehovah; that is, he went and stayed by the brook Cherith, which is before the Jordan.
17:6 And the ravens would bring him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook.
17:7 Then after a while the brook dried up, for there had been no rain in the land.
17:8 And the word of Jehovah came to him, saying,
17:9 Rise up and go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and stay there. I have just commanded a widow there to keep you fed.
17:10 And he rose up and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the entrance of the city, a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, I beg you, bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.
17:11 And she went to get it. Then he called to her and said, I beg you, bring me a piece of bread in your hand.
17:12 And she said, As Jehovah your God lives, I have nothing baked, but only a handful of meal in a barrel and a little oil in a jar; and I am now gathering a few sticks that I may go and prepare it for me and my son, that we may eat it and die.
17:13 And Elijah said to her, Do not fear. Go, do as you have said. But make me a little cake out of it first, and bring it out to me; then make something for yourself and for your son afterward.
17:14 For thus says Jehovah the God of Israel, The barrel of meal will not give out, nor will the jar of oil fail, until the day that Jehovah sends rain upon the face of the earth.
17:15 And she went and did according to the word of Elijah. And she and he and her house ate for many days.
17:16 The barrel of meal did not give out, nor did the jar of oil fail, according to the word of Jehovah, which He had spoken through Elijah.
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