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Elijah the foreigner, who was an alien resident from Gilead, told Ahab, "As the LORD God of Israel lives, in whose presence I'm standing, there will be neither dew nor rain these next several years, except when I say so."

The ground is cracked, because there has been no rain in the land. The farmers are disappointed, and they cover their heads in shame.

To you, LORD, I cry out, because fire has devoured the open pastures, and has set all the cultivated trees ablaze.

"I therefore have withheld the rain from you three months before the harvest, causing rain to come upon one city, but not upon another, and upon one field but not upon another, so that it would wither.

I sent a drought on the land, on the mountains, on your grain, on your new wines, on your oil on everything the ground produces on men, on livestock, and on everything you do!'"

Elijah was a person just like us, and he prayed earnestly for it not to rain, and rain never came to the land for three years and six months.


"They'll devour your harvest and your food. They'll devour your sons and your daughters. They'll devour your vines and your fig trees. With their swords they'll batter down your fortified cities in which you trust.

All her people groaned as they searched for food. They traded their valuables in order to eat, to keep themselves alive. Look, LORD, and see how I have become dishonored.

Therefore my people go into exile because they lack understanding; my honored men go hungry, and the crowd is parched with thirst.

I called out to my lovers, but they deceived me. My priests and my elders have died within the city while looking for something to eat to keep themselves alive.

"For wickedness has burned like a blaze that consumes briers and thorns; it sets thickets of the forest on fire, and skyward they swirl in a column of smoke. From the wrath of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies the land has been scorched, and the people have become like fuel for the fire; no one will spare his neighbor. They cut meat on the right, but they're still hungry, and they devour also on the left, but they're not satisfied; each devours the flesh of his own children. read more.
Manasseh devours Ephraim, and Ephraim devours Manasseh; together they are against Judah. "Yet for all this, his anger has not turned away, and his hand is still stretched out, ready to strike."

"You'll eat your own children the flesh of your sons and daughters, whom the LORD your God gave you on account of the siege and the distress with which your enemy will oppress you. Even the compassionate man among you the very sensitive one will look with evil in his eyes toward his brother, his beloved wife, and his surviving sons, whom he spared. He will withhold from each of them the flesh of his sons that he is eating since there will be nothing left on account of the siege and distress with which your enemy will oppress you in all your cities. read more.
The most tender and sensitive lady among you, who doesn't venture to touch the soles of her feet to the ground on account of her daintiness, will look with hostility in her eyes against her beloved husband, her sons, and her daughters. She will eat her afterbirth and her newborn children secretly since there will be nothing left on account of the siege and distress with which your enemy will oppress you in your cities."

at the time that you plant them, carefully making them grow, the very morning you make your seed to sprout, your harvest will be ruined in a time of grief and unbearable pain."

This is this message from the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought: "Judah mourns, and her gates languish. The people mourn for the land, and the cry of Jerusalem goes up. Their nobles send their young people for water. They go to the cisterns, but they find no water. They return with their vessels empty. They're disappointed and dismayed, and they cover their heads in shame. read more.
The ground is cracked, because there has been no rain in the land. The farmers are disappointed, and they cover their heads in shame. Even the doe in the field gives birth and then abandons her young because there is no grass. Wild donkeys stand on the barren hills. They pant for air like jackals. Their eyesight fails because there is no vegetation."

Gladness and rejoicing will be taken away from the fruitful land. From the land of Moab I'll cause the wine in the wine presses to stop flowing. The workers won't tread the grapes with a loud shout. There will be no shout!

My eyes are worn out from crying, my insides are churning, My emotions pour out in grief because my people are destroyed Children and infants faint in the streets of the city. They ask their mothers, "Is there anything to eat or drink?" They faint in the streets of the city like wounded men. Their life ebbs away while they lie on their mother's bosom. What can be said about you? To what should you be compared, fair Jerusalem? To what may I liken you, so I may comfort you, fair one of Zion? Indeed, your wound is as deep as the sea who can heal you? read more.
Your prophets look on your behalf; they see false and deceptive visions. They did not expose your sins in order to restore what had been captured. Instead, they crafted oracles for you that are false and misleading. Everyone who passes by on the road shake their fists at you. They hiss and shake their heads at cherished Jerusalem: "Is this the city men used to call "The Perfection of Beauty,' and "The Joy of the Entire Earth'"? All of your enemies insult you with gaping mouths. They hiss and grind their teeth while saying, "We have devoured her completely. Yes, this is the day that we anticipated! We found it at last; we have seen it!" The LORD did what he planned. He carried out his threat. Just as he commanded long ago, he has torn down without pity; He let the enemy boast about you and has exalted the power of your enemies. Cry out from your heart to the Lord, wall of fair Zion! Let your tears run down like a river day and night. Allow yourself no rest, and don't stop crying. Get up and cry aloud in the night, at the beginning of every hour. Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord! Lift up your hands toward him for the lives of your children, who are fainting away at every street corner. Look, LORD, and take note: To whom have you done this? Should women eat their offspring, the children they have cuddled? Should priests and prophets be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord? Young men and the aged lie on the ground in the streets; my young women and young men have fallen by the sword. You killed them in your anger, slaughtering them without pity. You have invited those who terrorize me to come around, as if today were a festival. No one has escaped or survived the time of the LORD's anger. My enemy has finished off those whom I cuddled and raised.

The nursing child's tongue cleaves to its palate from thirst. Young children beg for bread, but no one gives them any. Those who enjoyed delicacies lie desolate in the streets. Those who were reared wearing purple scavenge in piles of trash. The guilt of my cherished people surpasses the sin of Sodom, which was overthrown in a moment, without a hand to help her. read more.
Her princes were purer than snow, whiter than milk. Their bodies were more ruddy than rubies, their beards like the color of precious stones. Now their faces are blacker than coal; they are unrecognized in the streets. Their skin clings to their bones; it has become dry like a stick. Those who die by the sword are better off than those who die from starvation, who slowly waste away like those pierced through for lack of food from the fields. With their own hands, compassionate women boil their own children they become their food when my beloved people were destroyed.

Seeds shrivel within their furrows, the storehouses lie empty, and granaries stand in ruins because the grain has withered. Oh, how the livestock groan! The herds of cattle wander about because they have no pasture. Even flocks of sheep suffer! To you, LORD, I cry out, because fire has devoured the open pastures, and has set all the cultivated trees ablaze. read more.
The livestock also cries out to you, because their water sources have evaporated and because fire has consumed the open pastures.


Elijah the foreigner, who was an alien resident from Gilead, told Ahab, "As the LORD God of Israel lives, in whose presence I'm standing, there will be neither dew nor rain these next several years, except when I say so."

"I therefore have withheld the rain from you three months before the harvest, causing rain to come upon one city, but not upon another, and upon one field but not upon another, so that it would wither.

This is this message from the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought: "Judah mourns, and her gates languish. The people mourn for the land, and the cry of Jerusalem goes up. Their nobles send their young people for water. They go to the cisterns, but they find no water. They return with their vessels empty. They're disappointed and dismayed, and they cover their heads in shame. read more.
The ground is cracked, because there has been no rain in the land. The farmers are disappointed, and they cover their heads in shame.


Elijah the foreigner, who was an alien resident from Gilead, told Ahab, "As the LORD God of Israel lives, in whose presence I'm standing, there will be neither dew nor rain these next several years, except when I say so."

The ground is cracked, because there has been no rain in the land. The farmers are disappointed, and they cover their heads in shame.

To you, LORD, I cry out, because fire has devoured the open pastures, and has set all the cultivated trees ablaze.

"I therefore have withheld the rain from you three months before the harvest, causing rain to come upon one city, but not upon another, and upon one field but not upon another, so that it would wither.

I sent a drought on the land, on the mountains, on your grain, on your new wines, on your oil on everything the ground produces on men, on livestock, and on everything you do!'"

Elijah was a person just like us, and he prayed earnestly for it not to rain, and rain never came to the land for three years and six months.


Meanwhile, the king veiled his face and kept on crying loudly, "My son Absalom! Absalom my son, my son!"

David then left, going up the Mount of Olives, crying as he went, with his head covered and his feet bare. All of the people who were with him covered their own heads and climbed up the Mount of Olives, crying as they went along.

Then Mordecai returned to the king's gate, while Haman hurried to his house, mourning and hiding his face.

Their nobles send their young people for water. They go to the cisterns, but they find no water. They return with their vessels empty. They're disappointed and dismayed, and they cover their heads in shame. The ground is cracked, because there has been no rain in the land. The farmers are disappointed, and they cover their heads in shame.


The ground is cracked, because there has been no rain in the land. The farmers are disappointed, and they cover their heads in shame.

They waited for me as one waits for rain, as one opens his mouth to drink in a spring rain shower.