1 Bassekabaka 17 Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya (LCB)
Bannamuŋŋoona Baliisa Eriya
17 Awo Eriya Omutisubi ow’e Tisubi mu Gireyaadi, n’agamba Akabu nti, “Mukama Katonda wa Isirayiri gwe mpeereza nga bw’ali omulamu, tewaabe musulo newaakubadde enkuba mu myaka egijja wabula olw’ekigambo kyange.”
2 Awo ekigambo kya Mukama ne kijjira Eriya nga kigamba nti, 3 “Vva wano ogende ebuvanjuba weekweke ku kagga Kerisi akoolekera Yoludaani. 4 Ojja kunywanga mu kagga, era ndagidde bannamuŋŋoona okukuliisiza eyo.”
5 N’akola nga Mukama bwe yamulagira, n’alaga ku kagga Kerisi, akoolekera Yoludaani, n’abeera eyo. 6 Bannamuŋŋoona ne bamuleeteranga emmere n’ennyama buli nkya na buli kawungeezi, era n’anywanga mu kagga.
Nnamwandu ow’e Zalefaasi
7 Bwe waayitawo ebbanga, akagga ne kakalira olw’obutabaawo nkuba mu nsi. 8 Awo ekigambo kya Mukama ne kimujjira nga kigamba nti, 9 “Situkiramu ogende e Zalefaasi ekya Sidoni obeere eyo. Ndagidde nnamwandu ali eyo okukuwanga emmere.” 10 Awo n’agolokoka n’alaga e Zalefaasi. Bwe yatuuka ku wankaaki w’ekibuga, waliwo nnamwandu eyali alondalonda obuku. Eriya n’amusaba ng’agamba nti, “Nkwegayiridde, ndeetera ku mazzi matono mu kibya nnyweko.” 11 Bwe yali ng’agenda okugakima, Eriya n’amukoowoola ng’agamba nti, “Nkwegayiridde, ndeeteraayo n’omugaati.” 12 N’addamu nti, “Mukama nga bw’ali omulamu, sirina mugaati okuggyako olubatu lw’obutta mu kibya n’otufuta mu kasumbi, era kaakano nkuŋŋaanya buku mbutwale eka neefumbire nze n’omwana wange tubulye tufe.”
13 Eriya n’amugamba nti, “Totya. Genda eka okole nga bw’ogambye. Naye sooka onfumbire akagaati, okuva mu by’olina okandeteere, oluvannyuma weefumbire ggwe n’omwana wo. 14 Kubanga kino Mukama Katonda wa Isirayiri ky’agamba nti, ‘Ekibya ky’obutta tekiriggwaamu, so n’akasumbi k’amafuta tekalikalira okutuusa olunaku Mukama lw’alitonyesa enkuba ku nsi.’ ”
15 N’agenda n’akola nga Eriya bwe yamugamba, era ne waba emmere bulijjo eya Eriya ne nnamwandu n’amaka ge. 16 Ekibya ky’obutta tekyakendeera wadde akasumbi k’amafuta okukalira, ng’ekigambo kya Mukama kye yayogerera mu Eriya bwe kyali.
17 Bwe waayitawo ebbanga, omwana wa nnamwandu n’alwala nnyo, obulwadde ne bweyongera okutuusa lwe yafa. 18 Nnamwandu n’agamba Eriya nti, “Kiki ky’onnanga, omusajja wa Katonda? Wajja okunzijukiza ekibi kyange n’okutta omwana wange?”
19 Eriya n’amuddamu nti, “Mpa omwana wo.” N’amuggya mu kifuba kye, n’amusitula n’amutwala mu kisenge ekya waggulu[a] gye yabeeranga, n’amugalamiza ku kitanda kye. 20 N’akoowoola Mukama ng’agamba nti, “Ayi Mukama Katonda wange, ne nnamwandu ono gwe mbeera naye omuleeseko ekikangabwa kino, n’otta omwana we?” 21 Eriya ne yeegololera ku mulenzi emirundi esatu, n’akaabira Mukama ng’agamba nti, “Ayi Mukama Katonda wange, obulamu bw’omulenzi ono bukomewo nate!”
22 Mukama n’awulira okukaaba kwa Eriya, obulamu bw’omulenzi ne bumuddamu, era n’alama. 23 Awo Eriya n’asitula omwana n’amuserengesa okuva mu kisenge n’amuleeta mu nnyumba, n’amuwa nnyina, n’amugamba nti, “Laba mutabani wo mulamu!”
24 Awo nnamwandu n’agamba Eriya nti, “Kaakano ntegedde ng’oli musajja wa Katonda, era n’ekigambo kya Mukama ekiva mu kamwa ko kiba kya mazima.”
1 Kings 17 New International Version (NIV)
Elijah Announces a Great Drought
17 Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe[a] in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.”
Elijah Fed by Ravens
2 Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: 3 “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. 4 You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there.”
5 So he did what the Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. 6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.
Elijah and the Widow at Zarephath
7 Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land. 8 Then the word of the Lord came to him: 9 “Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food.” 10 So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, “Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?” 11 As she was going to get it, he called, “And bring me, please, a piece of bread.”
12 “As surely as the Lord your God lives,” she replied, “I don’t have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die.”
13 Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. 14 For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land.’”
15 She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. 16 For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah.
17 Some time later the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. He grew worse and worse, and finally stopped breathing. 18 She said to Elijah, “What do you have against me, man of God? Did you come to remind me of my sin and kill my son?”
19 “Give me your son,” Elijah replied. He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his bed. 20 Then he cried out to the Lord, “Lord my God, have you brought tragedy even on this widow I am staying with, by causing her son to die?” 21 Then he stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried out to the Lord, “Lord my God, let this boy’s life return to him!”
22 The Lord heard Elijah’s cry, and the boy’s life returned to him, and he lived. 23 Elijah picked up the child and carried him down from the room into the house. He gave him to his mother and said, “Look, your son is alive!”
24 Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the Lord from your mouth is the truth.”