1 Kings 19:1-11 NIV

Elijah Flees to Horeb

1 Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword.

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2 So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.”

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3 Elijah was afraida and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there,

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    • ± 19:3 - Or "Elijah saw"
      4 while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.”

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      5 Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.”

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      6 He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again.
      7 The angel of the LORD came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.”
      8 So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.

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      The LORD Appears to Elijah

      9 There he went into a cave and spent the night. And the word of the LORD came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

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      10 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”

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      11 The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake.

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