¶ And Ahab told Iezabel, all that Eliah had done, and altogether how he had slain the Prophets with the sword. Then Iezabel sent a messenger unto Eliah saying: so do God to me and so thereto, except I make thy soul like one of theirs, by tomorrow this time: when he saw that, he arose and went for his life, and came to Bersabe in Iuda, and left his lad there. And he went a day's Iourney into the wilderness, and when he was come sat down under a Iuniper tree, and desired for his soul, that he might die, and said, it is now enough O LORD, take my soul, for I am not better than my fathers. And as he lay and slept under the Iuniper tree: behold, there came an Angel and touched him, and said unto him: up and eat. And he looked about him: and see, there was a loaf of broiled bread and a cruse of water at his head. And he ate and drank and laid him down again to sleep. And the Angel of the LORD came again the second time and touched him, and said: up and eat, for thou hast a long Iourney to go. 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,
¶ and entered there into a cave and lodged there all night. And then the word of the LORD came to him and said what doest thou here, Eliah? And he answered: I have been thorough angry for the LORD God of Hosts' sake. For the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, and have broken down thine altars and slain the Prophets with the sword, and I onely am left, and they seek my soul to have it too. And he said come out and stond before the LORD. And behold, the LORD went by and a mighty strong wind that rent the mountains and brake the rocks before him. But the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind came an earthquake. But the LORD was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake, came fire: but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire, came a small still voice. And when Eliah heard it, he covered his face with his mantle, and went out and stood in the mouth of the cave. And see, there came a voice unto him and said: what doest thou here Eliah? And he answered: I was jealous for the LORD God of Hosts' sake: because the children of Israel have forsaken thine appointment and have cast down thine altars and slain thy prophets with the sword, and I onely am left, and they seek my soul to have it. Then the LORD said unto him: go and turn thy way to the wilderness of Damasco, and go and anoint Hazael to be king of Siria. And Iehu the son of Namsi, anoint to be king over Israel. And Eliseus the son of Saphat of Abel Mehulah anoint to be Prophet in thy room. And whoso escapeth the sword of Hazael, him shall Iehu slay: and if any man escape the sword of Iehu, him shall Eliseus slay. And thereto I have left me seven thousand in Israel, of which never man bowed his knees unto Baal nor kissed him with his mouth.
¶ And he departed thence and found Eliseus the son of Saphat ploughing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelve. And Eliah went to him and cast his mantle upon him. And he left the oxen and ran after Eliah and said: let me I pray thee, kiss my father and mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said to him: go back again, for what have I done to thee? And he went back again from after him, and took a yoke of oxen and slew them, and dressed the flesh with the instruments of the oxen and gave it the people, and they did eat. And then he arose and went after Eliah and ministered unto him.