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Jezebel threatens Elijah

19:1 AND Ahab told Jezebelאִיזֶבֶל
Īzeḇel is the Anglicized transliteration of the Hebrew. The Oxford Guide to People & Places of the Bible states that the name is “best understood as meaning ‘Where is the Prince?'” (אֵיזֶה בַּעַל‎ ‘ēyze ba’al), a ritual cry from worship ceremonies in honor of Baal during periods of the year when the god was considered to be in the underworld For more info click here
all that Elijahאֵלִיָּהוּ
romanized: ʾĒlīyyāhū,ˈlaɪdʒə/ il-EYE-jə; meaning “My God is Yahweh/YHWH”;Greek form: Elias /ɪˈlaɪəs/ il-EYE-əs)or more info click here
had done, and withal how he had killed all the prophets with the sword.

19:2 Then Jezebelאִיזֶבֶל
Īzeḇel is the Anglicized transliteration of the Hebrew. The Oxford Guide to People & Places of the Bible states that the name is “best understood as meaning ‘Where is the Prince?'” (אֵיזֶה בַּעַל‎ ‘ēyze ba’al), a ritual cry from worship ceremonies in honor of Baal during periods of the year when the god was considered to be in the underworld For more info click here
sent a messenger to Elijahאֵלִיָּהוּ
romanized: ʾĒlīyyāhū,ˈlaɪdʒə/ il-EYE-jə; meaning “My God is Yahweh/YHWH”;Greek form: Elias /ɪˈlaɪəs/ il-EYE-əs)or more info click here
, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.

19:3 And when he saw that, he rose up, and went for his life, and came to Beershebaבְּאֵר שֶׁבַע
romanized: Bəʾēr Ševaʿ, or Beer Sheva, officially Be’er-Sheva lit. ’Well of the Oath or Well of the Seven’click here
, which belonged to Judah, and left his servant there.

Elijah’s fight with Horeb

19:4 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 YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.

19:5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said to him, Get up and eat.
19:6 And he looked, and there was a cake baked on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.
19:7 And the angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Get up and eat; because the journey is too great for you.

19:8 And he got up, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
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19:9 And he came to a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
came to him, and he said to him, What are you doing here, Elijahאֵלִיָּהוּ
romanized: ʾĒlīyyāhū,ˈlaɪdʒə/ il-EYE-jə; meaning “My God is Yahweh/YHWH”;Greek form: Elias /ɪˈlaɪəs/ il-EYE-əs)or more info click here
?

19:10 And he said, I have been very jealous for YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

19:11 And he said, Go out, and stand on the mount before YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
. And, look, YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
; but YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
was not in the earthquake:

19:12 And after the earthquake a fire; but YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

19:13 And it was so, when Elijahאֵלִיָּהוּ
romanized: ʾĒlīyyāhū,ˈlaɪdʒə/ il-EYE-jə; meaning “My God is Yahweh/YHWH”;Greek form: Elias /ɪˈlaɪəs/ il-EYE-əs)or more info click here
heard it, that he wrapped his face in his robe, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice to him, and said, What are you doing here, Elijahאֵלִיָּהוּ
romanized: ʾĒlīyyāhū,ˈlaɪdʒə/ il-EYE-jə; meaning “My God is Yahweh/YHWH”;Greek form: Elias /ɪˈlaɪəs/ il-EYE-əs)or more info click here
?

19:14 And he said, I have been very jealous for YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and slain your prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

Jehu anointed

19:15 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
said to him, Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when you come, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria:

19:16 And Jehuיֵהוּא
romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE
the son of Nimshi shall you anoint to be king over Israel: and Elishaאֱלִישָׁע‎
/əˈlaɪʃə/; Modern: ʼElīšaʻ, Tiberian: ʼĔlīšāʻ, “My God is salvation” or “God is my salvation”, Greek: Ἐλισ[σ]αῖος, Elis[s]aîos or Ἐλισαιέ, Elisaié, Latin: Eliseus) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a wonder-worker. His name is commonly transliterated into English as Elisha via Hebrew, Eliseus via Greek and Latin, or Alyasa via Arabic, and Elyasa or Elyesa
the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shall you anoint to be prophet in your room.

19:17 And it shall happen, that him that escapes the sword of Hazael shall Jehuיֵהוּא
romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE
slay: and him that escapes from the sword of Jehuיֵהוּא
romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE
shall Elishaאֱלִישָׁע‎
/əˈlaɪʃə/; Modern: ʼElīšaʻ, Tiberian: ʼĔlīšāʻ, “My God is salvation” or “God is my salvation”, Greek: Ἐλισ[σ]αῖος, Elis[s]aîos or Ἐλισαιέ, Elisaié, Latin: Eliseus) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a wonder-worker. His name is commonly transliterated into English as Elisha via Hebrew, Eliseus via Greek and Latin, or Alyasa via Arabic, and Elyasa or Elyesa
kill.

19:18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed to Baalבַּעַל
baʿal) (/ˈbeɪ.əl, ˈbɑː.əl/), or Baʽal a fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands. For more info click here
, and every mouth which has not kissed him.

Elisha chosen

19:19 So he left there, and found Elishaאֱלִישָׁע‎
/əˈlaɪʃə/; Modern: ʼElīšaʻ, Tiberian: ʼĔlīšāʻ, “My God is salvation” or “God is my salvation”, Greek: Ἐλισ[σ]αῖος, Elis[s]aîos or Ἐλισαιέ, Elisaié, Latin: Eliseus) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a wonder-worker. His name is commonly transliterated into English as Elisha via Hebrew, Eliseus via Greek and Latin, or Alyasa via Arabic, and Elyasa or Elyesa
the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijahאֵלִיָּהוּ
romanized: ʾĒlīyyāhū,ˈlaɪdʒə/ il-EYE-jə; meaning “My God is Yahweh/YHWH”;Greek form: Elias /ɪˈlaɪəs/ il-EYE-əs)or more info click here
passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.

19:20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijahאֵלִיָּהוּ
romanized: ʾĒlīyyāhū,ˈlaɪdʒə/ il-EYE-jə; meaning “My God is Yahweh/YHWH”;Greek form: Elias /ɪˈlaɪəs/ il-EYE-əs)or more info click here
, and said, Let me, Please, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you. And he said to him, Go back again: for what have I done to you?

19:21 And he returned from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and killed them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave to the people, and they did eat. Then he got up, and went after Elijahאֵלִיָּהוּ
romanized: ʾĒlīyyāhū,ˈlaɪdʒə/ il-EYE-jə; meaning “My God is Yahweh/YHWH”;Greek form: Elias /ɪˈlaɪəs/ il-EYE-əs)or more info click here
, and ministered to him.

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