It came about at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him on the road. Now Ahijah had clothed himself with a new cloak ; and both of them were alone in the field.
"All Israel shall mourn for him and bury him, for he alone of Jeroboam's family will come to the grave, because in him something good was found toward the LORD God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.
Then Ahab said to Obadiah, "Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys ; perhaps we will find grass and keep the horses and mules alive, and not have to kill some of the cattle."
"As the LORD your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my master has not sent to search for you; and when they said, 'He is not here,' he made the kingdom or nation swear that they could not find you.
"It will come about when I leave you that the Spirit of the LORD will carry you where I do not know ; so when I come and tell Ahab and he cannot find you, he will kill me, although I your servant have feared the LORD from my youth.
So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, while he was plowing with twelve pairs of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth . And Elijah passed over to him and threw his mantle on him.
Then he said to him, "Because you have not listened to the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as you have departed from me, a lion will kill you." And as soon as he had departed from him a lion found him and killed him.
Then he found another man and said, "Please strike me." And the man struck him, wounding him.