1 Kings 17:1-24, NLT
1 Kings 17
Elijah Fed by Ravens
1Now Elijah, who was from Tishbe in Gilead, told King Ahab, “As surely as the Lord, the God of Israel, lives—the God I serve—there will be no dew or rain during the next few years until I give the word!”
2Then the Lord said to Elijah,
5So Elijah did as the Lord told him and camped beside Kerith Brook, east of the Jordan.
The Widow at Zarephath
8Then the Lord said to Elijah,
10So he went to Zarephath. As he arrived at the gates of the village, he saw a widow gathering sticks, and he asked her, “Would you please bring me a little water in a cup?”
12But she said, “I swear by the Lord your God that I don’t have a single piece of bread in the house. And I have only a handful of flour left in the jar and a little cooking oil in the bottom of the jug. I was just gathering a few sticks to cook this last meal, and then my son and I will die.”
13But Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid! Go ahead and do just what you’ve said, but make a little bread for me first. Then use what’s left to prepare a meal for yourself and your son.
15So she did as Elijah said, and she and Elijah and her family continued to eat for many days.
17Some time later the woman’s son became sick. He grew worse and worse, and finally he died.
19But Elijah replied, “Give me your son.” And he took the child’s body from her arms, carried him up the stairs to the room where he was staying, and laid the body on his bed.
21And he stretched himself out over the child three times and cried out to the Lord, “O Lord my God, please let this child’s life return to him.”
24Then the woman told Elijah, “Now I know for sure that you are a man of God, and that the Lord truly speaks through you.”