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Ver. 1 AND it came to pass aster many Days, that the J\ Word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third Year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send Rain upon the Earth.
2 And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab: and there was a sore Famine in Samaria.
3 And Ahab called Obadiab, which was the Governour of his House: (now Obadiah seared the Lord greatly:
4 For it was so when Jezebel cut off the Prophets of the Lord, that Obadiah took an hundred Prophets, and hid them by fifty in a Cave, and sed them with Bread and Water :)
5 And Ahab-said unto Obadiah, Go into the Land unto all Fountains of Water, and unto all Brooks: peradventure we may find Grasss to save the Horses and Mules alive, that we leesc not all the Beasts.
6 So they divided the Land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one Way by himself, and Obadiah went another Way by himself.
7 And as Obadiah was in the Way, behold, Elijah met him: and he knew him, and sell on his Face, and said, Art thou that my Lord Elijah?
8 And he answered him, I am: go tell thy Lord, Behold, Elijah is here.
9 And he said, What have I finned, that thou wouldst deliver thy Servant into the Hand of Ahab, to flay me?
10 As the Lord thy God liveth, there is no Nation nor Kingdom, whither my Lord hath not sent to seek thee: and when they said, He is not there; he took an Oath of the Kingdom and Nation, that they found thee not.
11 And now thou sayest, Go tell thy Lord, Behold,' Elijah is here.
12 And it shall come to pass, as soon as I am gone from thee, that the Spirit of the Lord shall carry thee whither I know not; and so when I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot find thee, he shall flay me: but I thy Servant sear the Lord from my Youth.
13 Was it not told my Lord, what I did when Jezebel flew the Prophets of the Lord? how I hid an hundred Men of the Lord's Prophets by fifty in a Cave, and sed them with Bread and Water?
14 And now thou sayest, Go tell thy Lord, Behold, Elijah is here: and he shall slay me.
15 And Elijah said, As the Lord of Hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely shew myself unto him To-day.
16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him: and Ahab went to meet Elijah.
17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?
18 And he answered, I have not troubled Israel, but thou and thy Father's House, in that ye have forsaken the Commandments of the Lord, and thou hast followed Baalim.
19 Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto Mount Carmel, and the Prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the Prophets of the Groves sour hundred, which eat at Jezebel's Table.
20 So Ahab sent unto all the Children of Israel, and gathered the Prophets together unto Mount Carmel.
21 And Elijah came unto all the People, and said, How long halt ye between two Opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the People answered him not a Word.
22 Then said Elijah unto the People, I, even I only remain a Prophet of the Lord; but Baal's^Prophets are four hundred and fifty Men.
23 Let them therefore give us two Bullocks, and Jet them chuse one Bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on Wood, and put no Fire under: and I will drefs the other Bullock, and lay it on Wood, and put no Fire under:
24 And call ye on the Name of your Gods, and I will call on the Name of the Lord: and the God that anfwereth by Fire, let him be God. And all the People answered and said, It is well spoken.
25 And Elijah said unto the Prophets of Baal, Chuse you one Bullock for yourselves, and drefs it first, for ye are many: and call on the Name of your Gods, but put no Fire under.
26 And they took the Bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the Name of Baal from Morning even until Noon, saying, O Baal, hear us: but there was no Voice, nor any that answered: And they leapt upon the Altar which was madej
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must be awaked. h%fThrir'ldoIs are Silver and Gold,
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of the Ottering of the fcven- s They that Make them are iree ing Sacrifice; that there was unto themj so it every one that neither Voice, nor any to an- »«««■ in themswer, nor any that regarded.
30 And Elijah said unto all the People, Come near unto me. And all the People came near unto him. And he repaired the Altar of the Lord that was broken down.
31 And Elijah took twelve Stones, according to the Number of the Tribes of the Sons of Jacob, unto whom the Word of the Lord came, saying, Israel shall be thy Name.
32 And with the Stones he built an Altar in the Name of the Lord, and he made a Trench about the Altar, as great as would contain two Measures of Seed.
33 And he put the Wood in order, and cut the Bullock in pieces, and laid him on the Wood, and said, Fill four Barrels with Water, and pour it on the Burnt-iacrifice, and pn the Wood.
34 And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time.
3 5 And the Water ran round about the Altar, and he filled the Trench also with WateF.
36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the Evening-sacrifice, that Elijah the Prophet came near, and said, Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this Day, that thou art Gop in Israel, and that I
am am thy Servant, and that I have done all thefe Things at thy Word.
37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this People may know that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their Heart back again.
38 Then the Fire of the Lord sell, and consumed the Burnt-sacrifice, and the Wood, and the Stones, and the Dust, and licked up the Water that was in the Trench.
39 And when all the People saw it, they sell on their Faces: and they said, The Lord, he is the God, the Lord, he is the God.
40 And Elijah said unto them, Take the Prophets of Baal, let not one of them efcape: And they took them, and Elijah brought them down to the Brook Kishon, and flew them there.
41 And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink, for there is a Sound of abundance of Rain.
42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink, and Elijah went up to the top of Carmel, and he cast himself down upon the Earth, and put his Face between his Knees,
43 And said to his Servant, Go up now, look toward the Sea. And he went up and looked, and said, There is nor thing. And he said, Go again seven times.
44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little Cloud out of the Sea, like a Man's Hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy Chariot, and get thee down, that the Rain stop thee not.
45 And it came to pass in the mean while that the Heaven was black with Clouds and Wind, and there was a great Rain: and Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.
46 And the Hand of the Lord was on Elijah, and he girded up his Loins, and ran before Ahab to the Entrance of Jezreel.
1 Elijah thrtatnei by Jezebel, fleeth to Beer-Jheba: 4 In the Wilderness being weary of his Life, is comforted by an Angel: 9 At Horeb God appeareth unto him, sending him to anoint Hazael, Jehu, and Elisha. 19 Elijba taking leave es bis Friends followeth Elijah.
AND Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal, how he had slain all the Prophets with
2 Then Jezebel sent a Messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the Gods do to me and more also, if I make not thy Lise as the Lise of one of them, by To-morrow about this time.
3 And when he saw that, he arofe and went for his Lise, and came to Beer-sheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his Servant there.
4 But he himself went a Day's Journey into the Wildernefs, and came and sat down under a Juniper-tree: and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, It is enough how, O Lord, take away my Lise: for I am not better than my Fathers.
5 z And as he lay and slept , * H'h- '• 7 And of the Afgeu he
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6 And he looked, and be- Vation.
hold, there was a Cake baken
on the Coals, and a Cruse of Water at his Head: and he
did eat and drink, and laid him down again.
7 And the Angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise, and eat, because the Journey is too great for thee.
8 And he arofe, and did eat and drink, and went in the Strength of that Meat forty Days, and forty Nights, unto Horeb the Mount of God.
9 And he came thither unto a Cave, and lodged there, and behold, the Word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What dost thou here, Elijah?
io And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of Hosts: for the Children of Israel have forsaken thy Covenant, thrown down thine Altars, and slain thy Prophets with the Sword, and I, even I only am left, and they seek my Lise, to take it away.
Ii And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the Mount before the Lord. And behold, the Lord palled by, and a great and strong Wind rent the Mountains, and brake in pieces the Rocks before the Lord; hut the Lord was not
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