One-Year Bible | Kenneth Copeland Ministries (2024)

1 Kings 18:7-46

7 And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, Elijah met him: and he knew him, and fell on his face, and said,Artthou that my lord Elijah?

8 And he answered him, Iam: go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijahis here.

9 And he said, What have I sinned, that thou wouldest deliver thy servant into the hand of Ahab, to slay me?

10 Asthe LORD thy God liveth, there is no nation or kingdom, whither my lord hath not sent to seek thee: and when they said,He isnotthere; he took an oath of the kingdom and nation, that they found thee not.

11 And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijahis here.

12 And it shall come to pass,as soon asI am gone from thee, that the Spirit of the LORD shall carry thee whither I know not; andsowhen I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot find thee, he shall slay me: but I thy servant fear the LORD from my youth.

13 Was it not told my lord what I did when Jezebel slew the prophets of the LORD, how I hid an hundred men of the LORD'S prophets by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water?

14 And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijahis here: and he shall slay me.

15 And Elijah said,Asthe LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely shew myself unto him to day.

16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him: and Ahab went to meet Elijah.

17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him,Artthou he that troubleth Israel?

18 And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim.

19 Now therefore send,andgather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table.

20 So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.

21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORDbeGod, follow him: but if Baal,thenfollow him. And the people answered him not a word.

22 Then said Elijah unto the people, I,evenI only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal's prophetsarefour hundred and fifty men.

23 Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and layiton wood, and put no fireunder: and I will dress the other bullock, and layiton wood, and put no fireunder:

24 And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.

25 And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dressitfirst; for yearemany; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fireunder.

26 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressedit, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. Butthere wasno voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.

27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for heisa god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey,orperadventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.

29 And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until thetimeof the offering of theeveningsacrifice, thatthere wasneither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.

30 And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORDthat wasbroken down.

31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name:

32 And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.

33 And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laidhimon the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pouriton the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood.

34 And he said, Doitthe second time. And they diditthe second time. And he said, Doitthe third time. And they diditthe third time.

35 And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.

36 And it came to pass atthe time ofthe offering of theeveningsacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thouartGod in Israel, andthatIamthy servant, andthatI have done all these things at thy word.

37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thouartthe LORD God, andthatthou hast turned their heart back again.

38 Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water thatwasin the trench.

39 And when all the people sawit, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, heisthe God; the LORD, heisthe God.

40 And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.

41 And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; forthere isa sound of abundance of rain.

42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees,

43 And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said,There isnothing. And he said, Go again seven times.

44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Preparethy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.

45 And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.

46 And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

1 Kings 19

1 And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.

2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods doto me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time.

3 And when he sawthat, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, whichbelongethto Judah, and left his servant there.

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 LORD, take away my life; for Iamnot better than my fathers.

5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Ariseandeat.

6 And he looked, and, behold,there wasa cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.

7 And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Ariseandeat; because the journeyistoo great for thee.

8 And 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.

9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORDcameto him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?

10 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,evenI only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

11 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;butthe LORDwasnot in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake;butthe LORDwasnot in the earthquake:

12 And after the earthquake a fire;butthe LORDwasnot in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

13 And it wasso, when Elijah heardit, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold,there camea voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

14 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,evenI only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

15 And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazaelto beking over Syria:

16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anointto beking over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anointto beprophet in thy room.

17 And it shall come to pass,thathim that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay.

18 Yet I have leftmeseven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, whowasplowingwithtwelve yokeof oxenbefore him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.

20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, andthenI will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?

21 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.

One-Year Bible | Kenneth Copeland Ministries (2024)

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