Elijah, who was from Tishbe but had settled in Gilead, said to Ahab, "I solemnly swear, as the LORD God of Israel whom I serve lives, there will be no dew or rain during the next few years unless I say so."
Then the LORD spoke his word to Elijah:
"Leave here, turn east, and hide beside the Cherith River, which is east of the Jordan River.
You can drink from the stream, and I've commanded ravens to feed you there."
Elijah left and did what the word of the LORD [had told him]. He went to live by the Cherith River, which is east of the Jordan River.
Ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and in the evening. And he drank from the stream.