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1 Kings 17 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand , there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. 1 Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word."
2 And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying , 2 Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah:
3 Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. 3 "Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan.
4 And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. 4 You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the ravens to feed you there."
5 So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. 5 So he did what the LORD had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there.
6 And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook. 6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.
7 And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up , because there had been no rain in the land. 7 Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land.
8 And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying , 8 Then the word of the LORD came to him:
9 Arise , get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. 9 "Go at once to Zarephath of Sidon and stay there. I have commanded a widow in that place to supply you with food."
10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said , Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink . 10 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?"
11 And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said , Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. 11 As she was going to get it, he called, "And bring me, please, a piece of bread."
12 And she said , As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die . 12 "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 oil 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."
13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. 13 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.
14 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste , neither shall the cruse of oil fail , until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth. 14 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 rain on the land.' "
15 And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. 15 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.
16 And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah. 16 For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the LORD spoken by Elijah.
17 And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick ; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him. 17 Some time later the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. He grew worse and worse, and finally stopped breathing.
18 And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance , and to slay my son? 18 She said to Elijah, "What do you have against me, man of God? Did you come to remind me of my sin and kill my son?"
19 And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode , and laid him upon his own bed. 19 "Give me your son," Elijah replied. He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his bed.
20 And he cried unto the LORD, and said , O LORD my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn , by slaying her son? 20 Then he cried out to the LORD, "O LORD my God, have you brought tragedy also upon this widow I am staying with, by causing her son to die?"
21 And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the LORD, and said , O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child's soul come into him again . 21 Then he stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried to the LORD, "O LORD my God, let this boy's life return to him!"
22 And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again , and he revived . 22 The LORD heard Elijah's cry, and the boy's life returned to him, and he lived.
23 And Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him unto his mother: and Elijah said , See , thy son liveth. 23 Elijah picked up the child and carried him down from the room into the house. He gave him to his mother and said, "Look, your son is alive!"
24 And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in thy mouth is truth. 24 Then the woman said to Elijah, "Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD from your mouth is the truth."