Elijah Flees Jezebel

1 Kings 19

1 Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how q he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, r "So may the gods do to me and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by this time tomorrow." 3 Then he was afraid, and he arose and ran for his life and came to s Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.

4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. t And he asked that he might die, saying, "It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers." 5 And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, "Arise and eat." 6 And he looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water. And he ate and drank and lay down again. 7 And the angel of the Lord came again a second time and touched him and said, "Arise and eat, for the journey is too great for you." 8 And he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food u forty days and forty nights to v Horeb, the mount of God.

  1. Cross References
    1 Kings 18:40
    And Elijah said to them, "Seize the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape." And they seized them. And Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon and slaughtered them there.
  2. Cross References
    1 Kings 20:10
    Ben-hadad sent to him and said, "The gods do so to me and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people who follow me.
    Ruth 1:17
    Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.
  3. Cross References
    Genesis 21:31
    Therefore that place was called Beersheba, because there both of them swore an oath.
  4. Cross References
    Numbers 11:15
    If you will treat me like this, kill me at once, if I find favor in your sight, that I may not see my wretchedness.
    Jonah 4:3
    Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.
    Jonah 4:8
    When the sun rose, God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on the head of Jonah so that he was faint. And he asked that he might die and said, "It is better for me to die than to live.
  5. Cross References
    Exodus 24:18
    Moses entered the cloud and went up on the moun...
    Exodus 34:28
    So he was there with the Lord forty days and fo...
    Deuteronomy 9:9
    When I went up the mountain to receive the tabl...
    Deuteronomy 9:18
    Then I lay prostrate before the Lord as before,...
    Matthew 4:2
    And after fasting forty days and forty nights, ...
    Mark 1:13
    And he was in the wilderness forty days, being ...
    Luke 4:2
    For forty days, being tempted by the devil. And...
  6. Cross References
    Exodus 3:1
    Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
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