"As surely as the LORD your God lives," she replied, "I don't have any bread--only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil1 in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it--and die."
Elijah said to her, "Don't be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small cake of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son.
For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the LORD gives rain2 on the land.' "
She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family.