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1And Ěliyahu the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gil‛aḏ, said to Aḥaḇ, “As יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl lives, before whom I stand, there shall be no dew or rain these years, except at my word.”
2And the word of יהוה came to him, saying,
3“Go away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the wadi Kerith, which flows into the Yardĕn.
4“And it shall be that you drink from the stream, and I shall command the ravens to feed you there.”
5And he went and did according to the word of יהוה, for he went and dwelt by the wadi Kerith, which flows into the Yardĕn.
6And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the stream.
7And it came to be after a while that the stream dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.
8Then the word of יהוה came to him, saying,
9“Rise up, go to Tsarephath, which belongs to Tsiḏon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to sustain you.”
10And he rose up and went to Tsarephath, and came to the gate of the city and saw a widow there gathering sticks. And he called and said to her, “Please bring me a little water in a vessel to drink.”
11And as she was going to get it, he called and said to her, “Please bring me a piece of bread in your hand.”
12And she said, “As יהוה your Elohim lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar. And see, I am gathering a couple of sticks and shall go in and prepare it for myself and my son, and we shall eat it, and die.”
13And Ěliyah said to her, “Do not fear, go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me. And afterward make some for yourself and your son.
14“For thus said יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor the jar of oil run dry, until the day יהוה sends rain on the earth.’ ”
15So she went and did according to the word of Ěliyahu, and she and he and her household ate for many days.
16The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of יהוה which He spoke by Ěliyahu.
17And after these events it came to be that the son of the woman who owned the house became sick. And his sickness was very severe until there was no breath left in him.
18And she said to Ěliyahu, “What have I to do with you, O man of Elohim? Have you come to me to bring my crookedness to be remembered, and to kill my son?”
19And he said to her, “Give me your son.” So he took him from her arms and took him to the upper room where he was dwelling, and laid him on his own bed,
20and cried out to יהוה and said, “O יהוה my Elohim, have You also brought evil on the widow with whom I am sojourning, to kill her son?”
21And he stretched himself out on the child three times, and cried out to יהוה and said, “O יהוה my Elohim, I pray, let the life of this child come back to him.”
22And יהוה heard the voice of Ěliyahu, and the life of the child came back to him, and he lived.
23And Ěliyahu took the child and brought him down from the upper room into the house, and gave him to his mother. And Ěliyahu said, “See, your son lives!”
24And the woman said to Ěliyahu, “Now by this I know that you are a man of Elohim, and that the word of יהוה in your mouth is truth.”
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