Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- 1st Kings ~~- chapter 17 of 22 (24 verses.)

1st Kings 17Wrench

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Elijah Prays for Drought To Punish Israel
1 Destroying the Earth So, ๐Ÿ˜‡, [because of all this crime,] EliJah {JAH-Is-El} the Traveler, one of the sojourner-[priests] of Gilead {Monument-Mound}, prophesies to [evil king] Ahab, โ€œAs YHVH (Israelโ€™s Elohim, before whom I stand) lives, neither dew nor rain will [fall] for years, until [you repent. Then] I'll command [the sky to rain].โ€
Ahab's sin caused EliJah to resort to this desperate measure, to wake up north Israel's criminal hordes. People [ought to] reconsider their evil ways during drought and famine.
2 Yah's Word Then the word of YHVH comes [alive] in [EliJah]:
Ravens Feed Homeless Hunted Prophet ELiJah
3 Separation (Holiness) [YAH] says, โ€œGet out of [Israel]. Head [northeast ~40km]. Hide yourself by the Cherith {Carved} brook, east of [the] Jordan [river].
4 Yah's Provision (Assurance) *You'll drink from the brook. I've commanded the ravens to feed you there.โ€
5 Yah's Provision (Assurance) So [EliJah] goes [northeast]. He executes every word of YHVH. He hikes on [for days]. He lives by Cherith {Cut} brook, facing [the] Jordan [river].
6 Yah's Provision (Assurance) *Ravens [miraculously] bring [EliJah] bread and meat [every] morning, and bread and meat [every] evening! He drinks from the brook.
EliJah Goes To Live With A Foreign Widow
7 Destroying the Earth Then after a while, the brook dries up, because no rain [falls] on the [promised] land [for years].
8 Yah's Word Again the word of YHVH comes [alive] in [EliJah]:
9 Yah's Provision (Assurance) [YAH] says, โ€œGet up. [Hike ~80km northwest] to [coastal] Zarephath {Refinery} in [the land of] Sidon {Fish-City}. Live there. You'll see: I've commanded a widow woman there to provide for you.โ€
EliJah Asks A Widow To Give Up Her Last Meal
10 Yah's Provision (Assurance) So [ELiJah] gets up. He hikes [west] to Zarephath {Refinery}. He approaches the gate of the city. He sees the widow woman there gathering sticks. So he calls to her. [He] says, โ€œPlease fetch me a little water in a container, so I can drink.โ€
11 Yah's Provision (Assurance) [The widow runs] to fetch [EliJah's water]. He calls to her, saying, โ€œPlease bring me a piece of bread in your hand.โ€
12 Poverty *[The widow] answers [EliJah], โ€œAs YHVH your Elohim lives, I don't have any [food], except one handful of [grain] meal at [the bottom of] a barrel, and a few [drops of olive] oil in a flask. Look. I'm gathering a couple of sticks [of wood], so I can go in and cook [our last meal] for me and my son, so we can eat it, then die.โ€
13 Yah's Provision (Assurance) *EliJah {JAH-Is-El} responds to [the widow], โ€œNever fear. Go and [fetch your sticks]. But first [use up your last remaining food supplies] to make me a biscuit. Bring it to me. Then make [food] for you and for your son.
14 Yah's Provision (Assurance) *โ€”For YHVH Elohim of Israel says, โ€˜[Your] barrel of grain-meal won't go empty, nor will [your] jug of olive-oil [run dry], until the day YHVH sends rain upon the earth.โ€™โ€
You get the blessing when you give the last thing you have to YAH's work. As long as you have stash, you just squeak by.
YAH Provides Miracle Daily Food For The Widow
15 Yah's Provision (Assurance) *So [the widow] runs [home]. She does everything Elijah {JAH-Is-El} said. So she, and [EliJah], and her family, eat for many days, ๐Ÿ˜‡!
16 Yah's Provision (Assurance) *YHVH fulfills the promise he spoke via EliJah {JAH-Is-El}: the [widow's] barrel of [grain] meal never runs out. And [her] jug of [olive] oil never goes empty, ๐Ÿ˜‡!
The Widow's Son Apparently Dies
17 Illness Time passes, ๐Ÿ˜‡. The son of the [widow] woman who owns the house [EliJah stays in] gets sick. Disease ravages [the boy's] body. Soon [EliJah] can't [even hear] the boy breathing!
18 Blame So [the widow complains] to EliJah {JAH-Is-El}, โ€œWhat do you have against me, you man of Elohim, [you vengeful prophet]? Did you come here to bring my sins [to YHVH's] mind, and to kill my son?โ€
EliJah Heals / Resurrects The Widow's Boy
19 Faith-Healing But [ELiJah] answers [the widow], โ€œGive me your son.โ€ [ELiJah] takes the [lifeless] boy from her chest. [He] carries [the boy] up into the loft [bed-nook]. He lays the boy on the bed.
20 Faith-Healing Then [EliJah] cries to YHVH. [He moans], โ€œOh YHVH my Elohim, have you brought [this] evil on the widow I'm staying with? [Did you] kill her son?โ€
21 Faith-Healing Then [EliJah] stretches his body over the child 3 times. [EliJah] cries to YHVH, [wailing], โ€œOh YHVH my Elohim, please, let this child's breath come into him again.โ€
22 Faith-Healing *YHVH hears EliJah's voice. So the child's life-breath returns to him, ๐Ÿ˜‡. He revives!
23 Faith-Healing *EliJah {JAH-Is-El} takes the child [by the hand]. He brings the [boy] down from the loft-chamber into the house. He hands the [boy] to his mother. EliJah says, โ€œLook: your son lives.โ€
24 Spiritual Vision The woman says to EliJah, โ€œNow, by this [miracle], I know you're a man of Elohim, and that the word of YHVH in your mouth is [prophetic] truth.โ€
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