|Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword.
|So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.”
|Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there,
|while he himself went a day’s journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.”
|Then he lay down under the tree and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.”
|He looked around, and there by his head was a cake of bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again.
|The angel of the LORD came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.”
|So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.
|There he went into a cave and spent the night. And the word of the LORD came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?”