Elijah Announces a Great Drought

17 Now Elijah(A) the Tishbite, from Tishbe[a] in Gilead,(B) said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain(C) in the next few years except at my word.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 17:1 Or Tishbite, of the settlers

Elijah and Obadiah

18 After a long time, in the third(A) year, the word of the Lord came to Elijah: “Go and present(B) yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain(C) on the land.”

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17 Elijah was a human being, even as we are.(A) He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.(B)

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18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.(A)

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They have power to shut up the heavens(A) so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying;(B) and they have power to turn the waters into blood(C) and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.

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