11 And he said, “Go out and (A)stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and (B)a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind (C)an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.[a] 13 And when Elijah heard it, (D)he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, (E)there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 14 He said, (F)“I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, (G)thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.” 15 And the Lord said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus. And when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael to be king over Syria. 16 (H)And Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be king over Israel, and (I)Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 19:12 Or a sound, a thin silence

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