Elijah Predicts a Drought
And Elijah the Tishbite, of the a inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, b "As the LORD God of Israel lives, c before whom I stand, d there shall not be dew nor rain e these years, except at my word."
Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
"Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan.
"And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the f ravens to feed you there."
So he went and did according to the word of the LORD, for he went and stayed by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan.
The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook.
And it happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Now Jephthah gathered together all the men of Gilead and fought against Ephraim. And the men of Gilead defeated Ephraim, because they said, "You Gileadites are fugitives of Ephraim among the Ephraimites and among the Manassites.
1 Kings 18:10
As the LORD your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my master has not sent someone to hunt for you; and when they said, ' He is not here, ' he took an oath from the kingdom or nation that they could not find you.
1 Kings 22:14
And Micaiah said, " As the LORD lives, whatever the LORD says to me, that I will speak.
2 Kings 3:14
And Elisha said, " As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, surely were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would not look at you, nor see you.
2 Kings 5:20
But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, "Look, my master has spared Naaman this Syrian, while not receiving from his hands what he brought; but as the LORD lives, I will run after him and take something from him.
At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi to bear 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.
1 Kings 18:1
And it came to pass after many days that the word of the LORD came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, "Go, present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the earth.
Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.
But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout all the land.
Who provides food for the raven, When its young ones cry to God, And wander about for lack of food?