FED WITH AN EMPTY BARREL

 

1 Kings 17:7-16

7 And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up,

because there had been no rain in the land. 8 And the word of the

LORD came unto him, saying, 9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which

[belongeth] to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a

widow woman there to sustain thee. 10 So he arose and went to

Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the

widow woman [was] there gathering of sticks: and he called to her,

and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that

I may drink. 11 And as she was going to fetch [it], he called to

her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine

hand. 12 And she said, [As] the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a

cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a

cruse: and, behold, I [am] gathering two sticks, that I may go in

and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die. 13

And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go [and] do as thou hast said:

but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring [it] unto me,

and after make for thee and for thy son. 14 For thus saith the

LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither

shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day [that] the LORD sendeth

rain upon the earth. 15 And she went and did according to the

saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat [many]

days. 16 [And] the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the

cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he

spake by Elijah.


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