And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had
slain all the prophets with the sword.
Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to
me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to
morrow about this time.
And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to
Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there.
But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat
down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die;
and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better
than my fathers.
And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel
touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.
(19:5) "An angel touched him."
Elijah was touched by an angel.
And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a
cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down
(19:6) "Behold, there was a cake ... and he did eat."
Elijah ate some angel food cake.
And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and
said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee.
"He arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat
forty days and forty nights"
Elijah went forty days on the strength of two (angel food cake) meals.
19:8And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat
forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.
And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word
of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?
And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the
children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and
slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they
seek my life, to take it away.
And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And,
behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains,
and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the
wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the
(19:11-12) "Behold, the LORD passed by."
God passes by and causes a great wind, earthquake, fire, and a little voice. (God was in the little voice.)
19:12And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and
after the fire a still small voice.
And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his
mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold,
there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?
And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because
the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars,
and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they
seek my life, to take it away.
And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of
Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria:
And Jehu the son of
Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of
Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.
And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee,
kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto
him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?
And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and
boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the
people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and
ministered unto him.