Some time later the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. Elijah assures her that God will not allow their food to diminish until the rain returns. When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The LORD—he is God! I have directed a widow there to supply you with food.”, So he went to Zarephath. And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. And he answered, No. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. “Surely he is a god! reath of the Spirit Ministries - Barbie Breathitt, Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete), Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Sermon on the Mount - Bible Story Verses & Meaning, The Prodigal Son Parable - Bible Story Verses & Meaning, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. And they asked him, What then? In Ahab’s time, Hiel of Bethel rebuilt Jericho. because of the sins he had committed, doing evil in the eyes of the LORD and following the ways of Jeroboam and committing the same sin Jeroboam had caused Israel to commit. And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Then Elijah began to pray: “O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today, that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have. And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? Zimri, one of his officials, who had command of half his chariots, plotted against him. ), Ahab had said to Obadiah, “Go through the land to all the springs and valleys. Then he succeeded him as king. As for the other events of Zimri’s reign, and the rebellion he carried out, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel? Let Baal’s prophets choose one for themselves, and let them cut it into pieces and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. The Israelites lost faith in Ahab and followed Elijah's guidance in trusting and recognizing God's sovereignty. And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. Elijah was a Prophet Elijah ’s message and the meaning of his name go together like a fresh glass of milk and warm cookies. As soon as he began to reign and was seated on the throne, he killed off Baasha’s whole family. So he did what the LORD had told him. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? So I am about to wipe out Baasha and his house, and I will make your house like that of Jeroboam son of Nebat. Elijah, also spelled Elias or Elia, Hebrew Eliyyahu, (flourished 9th century bce ), Hebrew prophet who ranks with Moses in saving the religion of Yahweh from being corrupted by the nature worship of Baal. If I go and tell Ahab and he doesn’t find you, he will kill me. When the Israelites in the camp heard that Zimri had plotted against the king and murdered him, they proclaimed Omri, the commander of the army, king over Israel that very day there in the camp. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. Sometime later, the widow's son became ill and passed away. “There is nothing there,” he said. Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah: “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? The widow was very troubled, believing that Elijah was the reason for this tragedy. Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come here to me.” They came to him, and he repaired the altar of the LORD, which had been torn down. Elijah's story begins by introducing the state of affairs for the people of Israel. When Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went into the citadel of the royal palace and set the palace on fire around him. So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees. You have abandoned the LORD’s commands and have followed the Baals. The god who answers by fire—he is God.” Then all the people said, “What you say is good.”, Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose one of the bulls and prepare it first, since there are so many of you. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. So Tibni died and Omri became king. But Omri did evil in the eyes of the LORD and sinned more than all those before him.