1 Kings 19:1-4 (New International Version)

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Elijah Flees to Horeb

1 Now Ahab told Jezebel1 everything Elijah had done and how he had killed2 all the prophets with the sword. 2 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."4 3 Elijah was afraida and ran5 for his life.6 When he came to Beersheba7 in Judah, he left his servant there, 4 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."
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