Now Ahab told Jezebel1 everything Elijah had done and how he had killed2 all the prophets with the sword.
So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, "May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely,3 if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them."43
Elijah was afraida and ran5 for his life.6 When he came to Beersheba7 in Judah, he left his servant there,
while he himself went a day's journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree,8 sat down under it and prayed that he might die. "I have had enough, LORD," he said. "Take my life;9 I am no better than my ancestors."