Thursday, February 08, 2007


1 Now Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and (A) how he had killed all the prophets with the sword.

2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "(B) So may the gods do to me and even more, if I do not make your [a] life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time."

3 And he was afraid and arose and ran for his [b] life and came to (C) Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.

4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and (D) he requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is enough; now, O LORD, take my [c] life, for I am not better than my fathers."

5 He lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and behold, there was (E) an angel touching him, and he said to him, "Arise, eat."

6 Then he looked and behold, there was at his head a bread cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank and lay down again.

7 The angel of the LORD came again a second time and touched him and said, "Arise, eat, because the journey is too great for you."

8 So he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food (F) forty days and forty nights to (G) Horeb, the mountain of God.

9 Then he came there to a cave and lodged there; and behold, (H) the word of the LORD came to him, and He said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"

10 He said, "(I) I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, (J) torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword and (K) I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."

-1 Kings 19:1-10