Elijah from Tishbe, who was one of the settlers in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As surely as the LORD lives, Israel's God, the one I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain these years unless I say so."
Then the LORD's word came to Elijah:
Go from here and turn east. Hide by the Cherith Brook that faces the Jordan River.
You can drink from the brook. I have also ordered the ravens to provide for you there.
Elijah went and did just what the LORD said. He stayed by the Cherith Brook that faced the Jordan River.
The ravens brought bread and meat in the mornings and evenings. He drank from the Cherith Brook.
After a while the brook dried up because there was no rain in the land.