1 Nuntiavit autem Achab Iezabel omnia, quae fecerat Elias, et quomodo occidisset universos prophetas gladio.
2 Misitque Iezabel nuntium ad Eliam dicens: "Haec mihi faciant dii et haec addant, nisi hac hora cras posuero animam tuam sicut animam unius ex illis".
3 Timuit ergo Elias et surgens abiit, ut animam suam salvaret, venitque in Bersabee Iudae et dimisit ibi puerum suum.
4 Et perrexit in desertum via unius diei; cumque venisset et sederet subter unam iuniperum, petivit animae suae, ut moreretur, et ait: "Sufficit mihi, Domine! Tolle animam meam; neque enim melior sum quam patres mei".
5 Proiecitque se et obdormivit in umbra iuniperi; et ecce angelus tetigit eum et dixit illi: "Surge, comede!".
6 Respexit, et ecce ad caput suum subcinericius panis et vas aquae; comedit ergo et bibit et rursum obdormivit.
7 Reversusque est angelus Domini secundo et tetigit eum dixitque illi: "Surge, comede! Grandis enim tibi restat via".
8 Qui, cum surrexisset, comedit et bibit et ambulavit in fortitudine cibi illius quadraginta diebus et quadraginta noctibus usque ad montem Dei Horeb.
9 Cumque venisset illuc, mansit in spelunca. Et ecce sermo Domini ad eum dixitque illi: "Quid hic agis, Elia?".
10 At ille respondit: "Zelo zelatus sum pro Domino, Deo exercituum, quia dereliquerunt pactum tuum filii Israel, altaria tua destruxerunt et prophetas tuos occiderunt gladio; et derelictus sum ego solus, et quaerunt animam meam, ut auferant eam".
11 Et ait ei: "Egredere et sta in monte coram Domino". Et ecce Dominus transit, et ventus grandis et fortis subvertens montes et conterens petras ante Dominum; non in vento Dominus. Et post ventum, commotio; non in commotione Dominus.
12 Et post commotionem, ignis; non in igne Dominus. Et post ignem, sibilus aurae tenuis.
13 Quod cum audisset Elias, operuit vultum suum pallio et egressus stetit in ostio speluncae; et ecce vox ad eum dicens: "Quid agis hic, Elia?".
14 Et ille respondit: "Zelo zelatus sum pro Domino, Deo exercituum, quia dereliquerunt pactum tuum filii Israel, altaria tua destruxerunt et prophetas tuos occiderunt gladio; et derelictus sum ego solus, et quaerunt animam meam, ut auferant eam".
15 Et ait Dominus ad eum: "Vade et revertere in viam tuam per desertum in Damascum. Cumque perveneris, unges Hazael regem super Syriam;
16 et Iehu filium Namsi unges regem super Israel; Eliseum autem filium Saphat, qui est de Abelmehula, unges prophetam pro te.
17 Et erit: quicumque fugerit gladium Hazael, occidet eum Iehu; et, qui fugerit gladium Iehu, interficiet eum Eliseus.
18 Et relinquam mihi in Israel septem milia: universorum genua, quae non sunt incurvata ante Baal, et omne os, quod non osculatum est eum".
19 Profectus ergo inde repperit Eliseum filium Saphat arantem duodecim iugis boum; et ipse cum duodecimo erat. Cumque venisset Elias ad eum, misit pallium suum super illum,
20 qui statim, relictis bobus, cucurrit post Eliam et ait: "Osculer, oro, patrem meum et matrem meam, et sic sequar te". Dixitque ei: "Vade et revertere; quid enim feci tibi?".
21 Reversus autem ab eo tulit par boum et mactavit illud et in iugo boum coxit carnes et dedit populo, et comederunt. Consurgensque abiit et secutus est Eliam et ministrabat ei.
King James Version
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 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.
3 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, which belongeth to 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 I am not 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, Arise and eat.
6 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 again.
7 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.
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 LORD came to 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, even I 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; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake:
12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
13 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?
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, even I 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 Hazael to be king over Syria:
16 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.
17 And it shall come to pass, that him 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 left me seven 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, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before 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, and then I 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.