1 Kings 17:2-16 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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2 Then the LORD said to Elijah, 2 Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah:
3 "Go to the east and hide by Kerith Brook at a place east of where it enters the Jordan River. 3 "Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan.
4 Drink from the brook and eat what the ravens bring you, for I have commanded them to bring you food." 4 You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the ravens to feed you there."
5 So Elijah did as the LORD had told him and camped beside Kerith Brook. 5 So he did what the LORD had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there.
6 The ravens brought him bread and meat each morning and evening, and he drank from 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 But after a while the brook dried up, for there was no rainfall anywhere in the land. 7 Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land.
8 Then the LORD said to Elijah, 8 Then the word of the LORD came to him:
9 "Go and live in the village of Zarephath, near the city of Sidon. There is a widow there who will feed you. I have given her my instructions." 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 went to Zarephath. As he arrived at the gates of the village, he saw a widow gathering sticks, and he asked her, "Would you please bring me a cup of water?" 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 As she was going to get it, he called to her, "Bring me a bite of bread, too." 11 As she was going to get it, he called, "And bring me, please, a piece of bread."
12 But she said, "I swear by the LORD your God that I don't have a single piece of bread in the house. And I have only a handful of flour left in the jar and a little cooking oil in the bottom of the jug. I was just gathering a few sticks to cook this last meal, and then my son and I will 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 But Elijah said to her, "Don't be afraid! Go ahead and cook that 'last meal,' but bake me a little loaf of bread first. Afterward there will still be enough food for you and your 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 this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: There will always be plenty of flour and oil left in your containers until the time when the LORD sends rain and the crops grow again!" 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 So she did as Elijah said, and she and Elijah and her son continued to eat from her supply of flour and oil for 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 For no matter how much they used, there was always enough left in the containers, just as the LORD had promised through 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.