Now Elijah1 the Tishbite, from Tishbea in Gilead,2 said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain3 in the next few years except at my word."
Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah:
"Leave here, turn eastward and hide4 in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan.
You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens5 to supply you with food there."
So he did what the LORD had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there.
The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning6 and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.