Elijah Predicts a Drought

17 Now Elijah the Tishbite, of (A)Tishbe[a] in Gilead, said to Ahab, (B)“As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, (C)before whom I stand, (D)there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.”

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  1. 1 Kings 17:1 Septuagint; Hebrew of the settlers

Elijah Confronts Ahab

18 (A)After many days the word of the Lord came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, “Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth.”

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17 Elijah was a man (A)with a nature like ours, and (B)he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for (C)three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.

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They have the power (A)to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and (B)to strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they desire.

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