1 And Achaab told Jezabel his wife all that Eliu done, and how he slain the prophets with the sword.
2 And Jezabel sent to Eliu, and said, If thou art Eliu and I am Jezabel, God do so to me, and more also, if I do not make thy life by this time to-morrow as the life of one of them.
3 And Eliu feared, and rose, and departed for his life: and he comes to Bersabee the land of Juda, and he left his servant there.
4 And he himself went a day's journey in the wilderness, and came and sat under a juniper tree; and asked concerning his life that he might die, and said, Let it be enough now, O Lord, take, I pray thee, my life from me; for I am no better than my fathers.
5 And he lay down and slept there under a tree; and behold, some one touched him, and said to him, Arise and eat.
6 And Eliu looked, and, behold, at his head there was a cake of meal and a cruse of water; and he arose, and ate and drank, and returned and lay down.
7 And the angel of the Lord returned again, and touched him, and said to him, Arise, and eat, for the journey far from thee.
8 And he arose, and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights to mount Choreb.
9 And he entered there into a cave, and rested there; and, behold, the word of the Lord to him, and he said, What thou here, Eliu?
10 And Eliu said, I have been very jealous for the Lord Almighty, because the children of Israel have forsaken thee: they have digged down thine altars, and have slain thy prophets with the sword; and I only am left alone, and they seek my life to take it.
11 And he said, Thou shalt go forth to-morrow, and shalt stand before the Lord in the mount; behold, the Lord will pass by. And, behold, a great strong wind rending the mountains, and crushing the rocks before the Lord; the Lord not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake; the Lord not in the earthquake:
12 and after the earthquake a fire; the Lord not in the fire: and after the fire the voice of a gentle breeze.
13 And it came to pass when Eliu heard, that he wrapt his face in his mantle, and went forth and stood in the cave: and, behold, a voice to him and said, What thou here, Eliu?
14 And Eliu said, I have been very jealous for the Lord Almighty; for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, and they have overthrown thine altars, and have slain thy prophets with the sword! and I am left entirely alone, and they seek my life to take it.
15 And the Lord said to him, Go, return, and thou shalt come into the way of the wilderness of Damascus: and thou shalt go and anoint Azael to be king over Syria.
16 And Ju the son of Namessi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel; and Elisaie the son of Saphat shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.
17 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapes from the sword of Azael, Ju shall slay; and him that escapes from the sword of Ju, Elisaie shall slay.
18 And thou shalt leave in Israel seven thousand men, all the knees which had not bowed themselves to Baal, and every mouth which had not worshipped him.
19 And he departed thence, and finds Elisaie the son of Saphat, and he was ploughing with oxen; twelve yoke before him, and he with the twelve, and he passed by to him, and cast his mantle upon him.
20 And Elisaie left the cattle, and ran after Eliu and said, I will kiss my father, and follow after thee. And Eliu said, Return, for I have done for thee.
21 And he returned from following him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled them with the instruments of the oxen, and gave to the people, and they ate: and he arose, and went after Eliu, and ministered to him.