Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land.
Then the word of the LORD came to him:
"Go at once to Zarephath1 of Sidon and stay there. I have commanded a widow2 in that place to supply you with food."
So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, "Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?"311
As she was going to get it, he called, "And bring me, please, a piece of bread."
"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 oil4 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."