1 Kings 19,1 Kings 19 GNT; TLA - Elijah on Mount Sinai - King Ahab told - Bible Gateway

Elijah escapes from Jezebel 19 Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets of Baal. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to say to Elijah, "I will kill you as you did with the prophets of Baal. If at this hour you are not dead, may the gods kill me. "When Elijah learned this, he was so frightened that he fled to Beersheba in the territory of Judah. He left his assistant in Jezreel and walked for a day in the desert. Then he sat beneath a bush, and was so sad that he wanted to die. I said to God: "God, I can not take it any more! Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors. "

Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep. After a while, an angel touched him and said, "Get up and eat."

Elijah looked and found near his head a freshly baked bread and a pitcher of water. So he ate, and drank, and lay down again.

The angel of God came and touched Elijah and said to him, "Get up and eat, for the journey will be long and heavy. p>

Then Elijah arose and ate and drank. That food gave him strength to travel for forty days and forty nights, until he came to Mount Horeb, which is Mount God. There he found a cave and stayed for the night. But God spoke to him again and asked, "What are you doing here, Elijah?" "I have been very concerned to obey you, for you are the Almighty God. The people of Israel have forsaken their covenant with you, destroyed your altars, and killed your prophets. Only I am alive, but they are looking for me to kill me.

Then God said:

- Out of the cave and stand before me, in the mountain. >

-What are you doing here, Elijah?

-I have tried hard to obey you, for you are the Almighty God. The people of Israel have forsaken their covenant with you, destroyed your altars, and killed your prophets. Only I am alive, but they are seeking me to kill me.

Then God said to him,

-Anda, return by the same way to the desert of Damascus. When you come, appoint Hazael king of Syria, and Jehu the son of Nimshi, king of Israel. He also names Elisha son of Shaphat from the town of Abel-mehlaah as his prophet. In this way, the Israelite who escapes to die under the sword of Hazael, Jehu will kill him. And whoever can not kill Jehu, Elisha will kill him. But you must know that seven thousand people did not kneel before Baal or kiss him; to them I will leave them alive.

Elijah calls Elisha

Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. Elisha was plowing his land with twelve pairs of oxen. He was leading the last pair of oxen. When Elisha passed by where Elijah was, Elijah put his cloak on Elisha, and in this way told him that he would be a prophet instead of him.

Elisha left the oxen, ran after Elijah and

"Let me kiss my father and mother to say goodbye, and then I will follow you."

go say goodbye But remember what I did to you.

Elisha left Elijah, and went to get two of his bulls and killed them. He took the wood of the yoke that united the bulls, and with it he made a fire to roast the flesh. Elisha invited his people to eat the roasted meat, and then went to look for Elijah. From that moment Elisha was his helper.

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