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
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15 It was you who opened up springs(A) and streams;
    you dried up(B) the ever-flowing rivers.

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15 “See, I will make you into a threshing sledge,(A)
    new and sharp, with many teeth.
You will thresh the mountains(B) and crush them,
    and reduce the hills to chaff.(C)

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15 I will lay waste(A) the mountains(B) and hills
    and dry up all their vegetation;
I will turn rivers into islands
    and dry up(C) the pools.

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When I came, why was there no one?
    When I called, why was there no one to answer?(A)
Was my arm too short(B) to deliver you?
    Do I lack the strength(C) to rescue you?
By a mere rebuke(D) I dry up the sea,(E)
    I turn rivers into a desert;(F)
their fish rot for lack of water
    and die of thirst.

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