23 The sky over your head will be bronze, the ground beneath you iron.(A) 24 The Lord will turn the rain(B) of your country into dust and powder; it will come down from the skies until you are destroyed.

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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

13 He brings the clouds to punish people,(A)
    or to water his earth and show his love.(B)

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“I also withheld(A) rain from you
    when the harvest was still three months away.
I sent rain on one town,
    but withheld it from another.(B)
One field had rain;
    another had none and dried up.
People staggered from town to town for water(C)
    but did not get enough(D) to drink,
    yet you have not returned(E) to me,”
declares the Lord.(F)

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