Elijah Predicts a Drought

1 Kings 17

1 Now Elijah the Tishbite, of s Tishbe 1 in Gilead, said to Ahab, t "As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, u before whom I stand, v there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word." 2 And the word of the Lord came to him: 3 "Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. 4 You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there." 5 So he went and did according to the word of the Lord. He went and lived by the brook Cherith that is east of the Jordan. 6 And 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 after a while the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land.

  1. Cross References
    Judges 12:4
    Then Jephthah gathered all the men of Gilead and fought with Ephraim. And the men of Gilead struck Ephraim, because they said, "You are fugitives of Ephraim, you Gileadites, in the midst of Ephraim and Manasseh.
  2. Cross References
    1 Kings 18:10
    As the Lord your God lives, there is no nation ...
    1 Kings 18:15
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    1 Kings 22:14
    But Micaiah said, "As the Lord lives, what the ...
    2 Kings 3:14
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    2 Kings 5:16
    But he said, "As the Lord lives, before whom I ...
    Ruth 3:13
    Remain tonight, and in the morning, if he will ...
  3. Cross References
    1 Kings 18:15
    And Elijah said, "As the Lord of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today.
    Deuteronomy 10:8
    At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the Lord to stand before the Lord to minister to him and to bless in his name, to this day.
  4. Cross References
    Luke 4:25
    But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land.
    James 5:17
    Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.
    1 Kings 18:1
    After many days the word of the Lord came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, "Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth.
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