Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of a1the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, "2As the LORD, the God of Israellives, beforewhom I stand, surely3there shall be neitherdew nor raintheseyears, except by my word."
The word of the LORDcame to him, saying,
3"Go away from here and turneastward, and hide yourself by the brookCherith, which is beast of the Jordan.
"It shall be that you will drink of the brook, and 4I have commanded the ravens to provide for you there."
So he went and did according to the word of the LORD, for he went and lived by the brookCherith, which is ceast of the Jordan.
The ravensbrought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he would drink from the brook.