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1 Kings 17:1 (show verse)

Then said Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, unto Ahab, By the life of Yahweh, God of Israel, before whom I stand, there shall not, these two years, be either dew or rain, - save at the bidding of my word.

1 Kings 17:2 (show verse)

Then came the word of Yahweh unto him, saying:

1 Kings 17:3 (show verse)

Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, - and hide thyself in the ravine of Cherith, which faceth the Jordan;

1 Kings 17:4 (show verse)

and it shall be that, of the torrent, shalt thou drink, - and, the ravens, have I commanded to sustain thee, there.

1 Kings 17:5 (show verse)

So he went and did, according to the word of Yahweh, - yea he went and dwelt in the ravine of Cherith, which faceth the Jordan.

1 Kings 17:6 (show verse)

And, the ravens, used to bring him bread and flesh, in the morning, and bread and flesh, in the evening, - and, of the torrent, used he to drink.

1 Kings 17:7 (show verse)

But it came to pass, at the end of certain days, that the torrent dried up, - because there had been no rain in the land.

1 Kings 17:8 (show verse)

Then came the word of Yahweh unto him, saying -

1 Kings 17:9 (show verse)

Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there, - Lo! I have commanded, there, a widow woman, to sustain thee.

1 Kings 17:10 (show verse)

So he arose and went to Zarephath, and, when he came to the entrance of the city, lo! there, a widow woman gathering sticks, - and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.

1 Kings 17:11 (show verse)

And, as she went to fetch it, he called to her and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread, in thy hand.

1 Kings 17:12 (show verse)

And she said - By the life of Yahweh, thy God, verily I have not a cake, only a handful of meal in the jar, and a little oil in the cruse, - and lo! I have been gathering a couple of sticks, so I shall go in and make it ready for me and for my son, that we may eat it - and die!
Barrel » An earthen jar
Bible stories for children » David the giant killer 1sa 17 » The food that never grew less
Blessing » Temporal » From God » Examples of » To the widow of zerephath
Bread » How prepared » Cakes
Bread » Meal
Christian ministers » God's care of
Christian ministers » Hospitality to » Woman of zarephath to elijah
Elijah » By divine direction goes to zarephath, where he is sustained in the household of a widow, whose meal and oil are miraculousiy increased
Kings » Who reigned over israel » Ahab
human Limitations » Knowledge limited strength limited » A handful of meal and a cruse of oil
Limited resources » Man's limited resources » A handful of meal and a cruse of oil
Miracles » Catalogue of » Elijah » Increases the widow's meal and oil
Oil » For food
Oil » Used for food
Oil » Used » For food
Oil » Kept in » Cruises
Olive oil » For food
Poor » Kindness to » To the widow of zarephath
The poor » Exemplified » Widow of zarephath
Poverty » Of the righteous, examples of » The widow of zarephath
Power » Small things God uses » A handful of meal and a little oil
Select readings » Elijah's miraculous preservation
Self-denial » Exemplified » Widow of zarephath
Self-denial » Instances of » The widow of zarephath, in sharing with elijah the last of her sustenance
Weak » Instrumentalities » A handful of meal and a little oil
Widow's » Instances of great liberality in
Women » Good » Widow of zarephath, who fed elijah during the famine
Zarephath » Elijah performs two miracles in

1 Kings 17:13 (show verse)

And Elijah said unto her - Do not fear, go in - make ready according to thy word, - howbeit, make me thereof a little cake, first, and bring it out to me, and, for thyself and thy son, make ready, afterwards.
Bible stories for children » David the giant killer 1sa 17 » The food that never grew less
Blessing » Temporal » From God » Examples of » To the widow of zerephath
Bread » Was formed into » Cakes
Christian ministers » God's care of
Christian ministers » Hospitality to » Woman of zarephath to elijah
God's Claim's » Gives God priority of claim » Upon all the possessions of men
Elijah » By divine direction goes to zarephath, where he is sustained in the household of a widow, whose meal and oil are miraculousiy increased
Faith » Faith tested tested » By demanding the last morsel of bread
Faith » Instances of » Widow of zarephath in feeding elijah
Fear » Not » Supplies in famine
Fear nots » Supplies in famine
Giving » Sacrificial » The widow of zarephath
God » Examples of Leadership » Claims of, upon all the possessions of men
Hindrances » Faith tested » By demanding the last morsel of bread
Kings » Who reigned over israel » Ahab
Miracles » Catalogue of » Elijah » Increases the widow's meal and oil
Oil » Used for food
divine Ownership » Of men's possessions
Poor » Kindness to » To the widow of zarephath
Prophets » Commands
Select readings » Elijah's miraculous preservation
Sacrificial giving » The widow of zarephath
Self-denial » Exemplified » Widow of zarephath
Self-denial » Instances of » The widow of zarephath, in sharing with elijah the last of her sustenance
Seven » Fear nots » Supplies in famine
spiritual Tests » Faith tested » By demanding the last morsel of bread
Widow's » Instances of great liberality in
Women » Good » Widow of zarephath, who fed elijah during the famine
Zarephath » Elijah performs two miracles in

1 Kings 17:14 (show verse)

For, thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel, The jar of meal, shall not waste, and, the cruse of oil, shall not fail, - until the day that Yahweh giveth rain upon the face of the ground.

1 Kings 17:15 (show verse)

So she went and made ready, according to the word of Elijah, - and did eat, she, and he, and her house, certain days:

1 Kings 17:16 (show verse)

The jar of meal, did not waste, - and, the cruse of oil, did not fail, - according to the word of Yahweh, which he spake through Elijah.

1 Kings 17:17 (show verse)

And it came to pass, after these things, that the son of the woman, owner of the house, fell sick, - yea it came to pass that his sickness was very severe, until no, breath, was left in him.

1 Kings 17:18 (show verse)

Then said she unto Elijah, What have I in common with thee, O man of God? Hast thou come unto me, to call to remembrance mine iniquity, and to cause the death of my son?

1 Kings 17:19 (show verse)

And he said unto her - Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him unto the upper room, where, he, was staying, and laid him upon his own bed.

1 Kings 17:20 (show verse)

Then cried he unto Yahweh, and said, - O Yahweh, my God! Even upon the widow with whom I am sojourning, hast thou brought misfortune by causing the death of her son?

1 Kings 17:21 (show verse)

And he stretched himself out upon the boy, three times, and cried unto Yahweh, and said, - O Yahweh, my God! Let the life of this boy, I pray thee, come again within him.

1 Kings 17:22 (show verse)

And Yahweh hearkened unto the voice of Elijah, - and the life of the boy came again within him, and he lived.

1 Kings 17:23 (show verse)

Then Elijah took the boy, and carried him down out of the upper room, into the house, and gave him to his mother, - and Elijah said, See! thy son liveth.

1 Kings 17:24 (show verse)

And the woman said unto Elijah, Now, then I know, that, a man of God, thou art, - and that, the word of Yahweh, is in thy mouth, of a truth.