And he [a]was afraid and arose and ran for his [b]life and came to (A)Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a [c]juniper tree; and (B)he requested for himself that he might die, and said, “It is enough; now, O Lord, take my [d]life, for I am not better than my fathers.” He lay down and slept under a [e]juniper tree; and behold, there was (C)an angel touching him, and he said to him, “Arise, eat.” 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. 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.” So he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food (D)forty days and forty nights to (E)Horeb, the mountain of God.

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  1. 1 Kings 19:3 Reading of many mss; Heb text may read saw
  2. 1 Kings 19:3 Lit soul
  3. 1 Kings 19:4 Or broom-tree
  4. 1 Kings 19:4 Lit soul
  5. 1 Kings 19:5 Or broom-tree

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