1 Kings – Chapter 19

The Bible – Old Testament  1 Kings Chapter 19 1 Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done – that he had put all the prophets to the sword. 2 Jezebel then sent a messenger to Elijah and said, «May the gods do thus and so to me if by this time tomorrow I have… Seguir leyendo 1 Kings – Chapter 19

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1 Kings – Chapter 21

The Bible – Old Testament  1 Kings Chapter 21 1 Some time after this, as Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreel next to the palace of Ahab, king of Samaria, 2 Ahab said to Naboth, «Give me your vineyard to be my vegetable garden, since it is close by, next to my house.… Seguir leyendo 1 Kings – Chapter 21

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1 Kings – Chapter 18

The Bible – Old Testament  1 Kings Chapter 18 1 Long afterward, in the third year, the LORD spoke to Elijah, «Go, present yourself to Ahab,» he said, «that I may send rain upon the earth.» 2 So Elijah went to present himself to Ahab. 3 Now the famine in Samaria was bitter, 4 and… Seguir leyendo 1 Kings – Chapter 18

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 1 Kings

Chapter 17

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1 Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab: «As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, during these years there shall be no dew or rain except at my word.»

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The LORD then said to Elijah:

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«Leave here, go east and hide in the Wadi Cherith, east of the Jordan.

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You shall drink of the stream, and I have commanded ravens to feed you there.»

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So he left and did as the LORD had commanded. He went and remained by the Wadi Cherith, east of the Jordan.

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Ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the stream.

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After some time, however, the brook ran dry, because no rain had fallen in the land.

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So the LORD said to him:

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«Move on to Zarephath of Sidon and stay there. I have designated a widow there to provide for you.»

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He left and went to Zarephath. As he arrived at the entrance of the city, a widow was gathering sticks there; he called out to her, «Please bring me a small cupful of water to drink.»

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She left to get it, and he called out after her, «Please bring along a bit of bread.»

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«As the LORD, your God, lives,» she answered, «I have nothing baked; there is only a handful of flour in my jar and a little oil in my jug. Just now I was collecting a couple of sticks, to go in and prepare something for myself and my son; when we have eaten it, we shall die.»

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«Do not be afraid,» Elijah said to her. «Go and do as you propose. But first make me a little cake and bring it to me. Then you can prepare something for yourself and your son.

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For the LORD, the God of Israel, says, ‘The jar of flour shall not go empty, nor the jug of oil run dry, until the day when the LORD sends rain upon the earth.'»

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She left and did as Elijah had said. She was able to eat for a year, and he and her son as well;

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The jar of flour did not go empty, nor the jug of oil run dry, as the LORD had foretold through Elijah.

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Some time later the son of the mistress of the house fell sick, and his sickness grew more severe until he stopped breathing.

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So she said to Elijah, «Why have you done this to me, O man of God? Have you come to me to call attention to my guilt and to kill my son?»

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«Give me your son,» Elijah said to her. Taking him from her lap, he carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his own bed.

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He called out to the LORD: «O LORD, my God, will you afflict even the widow with whom I am staying by killing her son?»

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Then he stretched himself out upon the child three times and called out to the LORD: «O LORD, my God, let the life breath return to the body of this child.»

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The LORD heard the prayer of Elijah; the life breath returned to the child’s body and he revived.

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Taking the child, Elijah brought him down into the house from the upper room and gave him to his mother. «See!» Elijah said to her, «your son is alive.»

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«Now indeed I know that you you are a man of God,» the woman replied to Elijah. «The word of the LORD comes truly from your mouth.»

1 [1] Elijah the Tishbite: one of the most important figures in Old Testament history. As his name indicates («Yahweh is my God»), Elijah was the successful leader in the struggle to preserve the knowledge and worship of Yahweh against the encroaching worship of Baal introduced into Israel by Jezebel, the Tyrian wife of Ahab. The Elijah cycle of narratives includes, besides the above struggle, miracle stories, denunciations of kings, and a preparation for the prophet’s role as eschatological forerunner of the «great day of the Lord»; cf ⇒ Malachi 3:18(23-24); ⇒ Matthew 17:10-13; ⇒ Luke 1:17.

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1 Kings – Chapter 11

The Bible – Old Testament 1 Kings Chapter 11  1 1 King Solomon loved many foreign women besides the daughter of Pharaoh (Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites), 2 from nations with which the LORD had forbidden the Israelites to intermarry, «because,» he said, «they will turn your hearts to their gods.» But Solomon fell in… Seguir leyendo 1 Kings – Chapter 11

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1 Kings – Chapter 10

The Bible – Old Testament 1 Kings Chapter 10 1 1 The queen of Sheba, having heard of Solomon’s fame, came to test him with subtle questions. 2 She arrived in Jerusalem with a very numerous retinue, and with camels bearing spices, a large amount of gold, and precious stones. She came to Solomon and questioned… Seguir leyendo 1 Kings – Chapter 10

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1 Kings – Chapter 8

The Bible – Old Testament 1 Kings Chapter 8 1 At the order of Solomon, the elders of Israel and all the leaders of the tribes, the princes in the ancestral houses of the Israelites, came to King Solomon in Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD’S covenant from the city of David… Seguir leyendo 1 Kings – Chapter 8

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1 Kings – Chapter 3

The Bible – Old Testament  1 Kings Chapter 3 1 With the royal power firmly in his grasp, Solomon allied himself by marriage with Pharaoh, king of Egypt. The daughter of Pharaoh, whom he married, he brought to the City of David, until he should finish building his palace, and the temple of the LORD,… Seguir leyendo 1 Kings – Chapter 3

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1 Kings – Chapter 2

The Bible – Old Testament  1 Kings Chapter 2 1 1 When the time of David’s death drew near, he gave these instructions to his son Solomon: 2 «I am going the way of all mankind. Take courage and be a man. 3 Keep the mandate of the LORD, your God, following his ways and observing… Seguir leyendo 1 Kings – Chapter 2

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1 Kings – Chapter 22

The Bible – Old Testament  1 Kings Index 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.  13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.   Chapter 22 1 Three years passed without war between Aram and Israel. 2 In the third year, however, King Jehoshaphat of Judah came down to… Seguir leyendo 1 Kings – Chapter 22

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