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June 4


1 Kings 17:1-24
1. Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word."
2. The word of the LORD came to him, saying,
3. "Go from here and turn eastward, and hide yourself by the Wadi Cherith, which is east of the Jordan.
4. You shall drink from the wadi, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there."
5. So he went and did according to the word of the LORD; he went and lived by the Wadi Cherith, which is east of the Jordan.
6. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the wadi.
7. But after a while the wadi dried up, because there was no rain in the land.
8. Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
9. "Go now to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and live there; for I have commanded a widow there to feed you."
10. So he set out and went to Zarephath. When he came to the gate of the town, a widow was there gathering sticks; he called to her and said, "Bring me a little water in a vessel, so that I may drink."
11. As she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, "Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand."
12. But she said, "As the LORD your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of meal in a jar, and a little oil in a jug; I am now gathering a couple of sticks, so that I may go home and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die."
13. Elijah said to her, "Do not be afraid; go and do as you have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterwards make something for yourself and your son.
14. For thus says the LORD the God of Israel: The jar of meal will not be emptied and the jug of oil will not fail until the day that the LORD sends rain on the earth."
15. She went and did as Elijah said, so that she as well as he and her household ate for many days.
16. The jar of meal was not emptied, neither did the jug of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD that he spoke by Elijah.
17. After this the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became ill; his illness was so severe that there was no breath left in him.
18. She then said to Elijah, "What have you against me, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance, and to cause the death of my son!"
19. But he said to her, "Give me your son." He took him from her bosom, carried him up into the upper chamber where he was lodging, and laid him on his own bed.
20. He cried out to the LORD, "O LORD my God, have you brought calamity even upon the widow with whom I am staying, by killing her son?"
21. Then he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried out to the LORD, "O LORD my God, let this child's life come into him again."
22. The LORD listened to the voice of Elijah; the life of the child came into him again, and he revived.
23. Elijah took the child, brought him down from the upper chamber into the house, and gave him to his mother; then Elijah said, "See, your son is alive."
24. So the woman said to Elijah, "Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth."

1 Kings 18:1-46
1. After many days the word of the LORD came to Elijah, in the third year of the drought, saying, "Go, present yourself to Ahab; I will send rain on the earth."
2. So Elijah went to present himself to Ahab. The famine was severe in Samaria.
3. Ahab summoned Obadiah, who was in charge of the palace. (Now Obadiah revered the LORD greatly;
4. when Jezebel was killing off the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took a hundred prophets, hid them fifty to a cave, and provided them with bread and water.)
5. Then Ahab said to Obadiah, "Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the wadis; perhaps we may find grass to keep the horses and mules alive, and not lose some of the animals."
6. So they divided the land between them to pass through it; Ahab went in one direction by himself, and Obadiah went in another direction by himself.
7. As Obadiah was on the way, Elijah met him; Obadiah recognized him, fell on his face, and said, "Is it you, my lord Elijah?"
8. He answered him, "It is I. Go, tell your lord that Elijah is here."
9. And he said, "How have I sinned, that you would hand your servant over to Ahab, to kill me?
10. As the LORD your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom to which my lord has not sent to seek you; and when they would say, 'He is not here,' he would require an oath of the kingdom or nation, that they had not found you.
11. But now you say, 'Go, tell your lord that Elijah is here.'
12. As soon as I have gone from you, the spirit of the LORD will carry you I know not where; so, when I come and tell Ahab and he cannot find you, he will kill me, although I your servant have revered the LORD from my youth.
13. Has it not been told my lord what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets of the LORD, how I hid a hundred of the LORD's prophets fifty to a cave, and provided them with bread and water?
14. Yet now you say, 'Go, tell your lord that Elijah is here'; he will surely kill me."
15. Elijah said, "As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today."
16. So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him; and Ahab went to meet Elijah.
17. When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, "Is it you, you troubler of Israel?"
18. He answered, "I have not troubled Israel; but you have, and your father's house, because you have forsaken the commandments of the LORD and followed the Baals.
19. Now therefore have all Israel assemble for me at Mount Carmel, with the four hundred fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table."
20. So Ahab sent to all the Israelites, and assembled the prophets at Mount Carmel.
21. Elijah then came near to all the people, and said, "How long will you go limping with two different opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him." The people did not answer him a word.
22. Then Elijah said to the people, "I, even I only, am left a prophet of the LORD; but Baal's prophets number four hundred fifty.
23. Let two bulls be given to us; let them choose one bull for themselves, cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, but put no fire to it; I will prepare the other bull and lay it on the wood, but put no fire to it.
24. Then you call on the name of your god and I will call on the name of the LORD; the god who answers by fire is indeed God." All the people answered, "Well spoken!"
25. Then Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, "Choose for yourselves one bull and prepare it first, for you are many; then call on the name of your god, but put no fire to it."
26. So they took the bull that was given them, prepared it, and called on the name of Baal from morning until noon, crying, "O Baal, answer us!" But there was no voice, and no answer. They limped about the altar that they had made.
27. At noon Elijah mocked them, saying, "Cry aloud! Surely he is a god; either he is meditating, or he has wandered away, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened."
28. Then they cried aloud and, as was their custom, they cut themselves with swords and lances until the blood gushed out over them.
29. As midday passed, they raved on until the time of the offering of the oblation, but there was no voice, no answer, and no response.
30. Then Elijah said to all the people, "Come closer to me"; and all the people came closer to him. First he repaired the altar of the LORD that had been thrown down;
31. Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD came, saying, "Israel shall be your name";
32. with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD. Then he made a trench around the altar, large enough to contain two measures of seed.
33. Next he put the wood in order, cut the bull in pieces, and laid it on the wood. He said, "Fill four jars with water and pour it on the burnt offering and on the wood."
34. Then he said, "Do it a second time"; and they did it a second time. Again he said, "Do it a third time"; and they did it a third time,
35. so that the water ran all around the altar, and filled the trench also with water.
36. At the time of the offering of the oblation, the prophet Elijah came near and said, "O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel, that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your bidding.
37. Answer me, O LORD, answer me, so that this people may know that you, O LORD, are God, and that you have turned their hearts back."
38. Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering, the wood, the stones, and the dust, and even licked up the water that was in the trench.
39. When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, "The LORD indeed is God; the LORD indeed is God."
40. Elijah said to them, "Seize the prophets of Baal; do not let one of them escape." Then they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the Wadi Kishon, and killed them there.
41. Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of rushing rain."
42. So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; there he bowed himself down upon the earth and put his face between his knees.
43. He said to his servant, "Go up now, look toward the sea." He went up and looked, and said, "There is nothing." Then he said, "Go again seven times."
44. At the seventh time he said, "Look, a little cloud no bigger than a person's hand is rising out of the sea." Then he said, "Go say to Ahab, 'Harness your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.'"
45. In a little while the heavens grew black with clouds and wind; there was a heavy rain. Ahab rode off and went to Jezreel.
46. But the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; he girded up his loins and ran in front of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

Psalms 69:29-36
29. But I am lowly and in pain; let your salvation, O God, protect me.
30. I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
31. This will please the LORD more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs.
32. Let the oppressed see it and be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive.
33. For the LORD hears the needy, and does not despise his own that are in bonds.
34. Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and everything that moves in them.
35. For God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah; and his servants shall live there and possess it;
36. the children of his servants shall inherit it, and those who love his name shall live in it.

Proverbs 17:27-28
27. One who spares words is knowledgeable; one who is cool in spirit has understanding.
28. Even fools who keep silent are considered wise; when they close their lips, they are deemed intelligent.

John 13:21-38
21. After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, "Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me."
22. The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking.
23. One of his disciples-- the one whom Jesus loved-- was reclining next to him;
24. Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom he was speaking.
25. So while reclining next to Jesus, he asked him, "Lord, who is it?"
26. Jesus answered, "It is the one to whom I give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish." So when he had dipped the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas son of Simon Iscariot.
27. After he received the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, "Do quickly what you are going to do."
28. Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him.
29. Some thought that, because Judas had the common purse, Jesus was telling him, "Buy what we need for the festival"; or, that he should give something to the poor.
30. So, after receiving the piece of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night.
31. When he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him.
32. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once.
33. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, 'Where I am going, you cannot come.'
34. I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.
35. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
36. Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus answered, "Where I am going, you cannot follow me now; but you will follow afterward."
37. Peter said to him, "Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you."
38. Jesus answered, "Will you lay down your life for me? Very truly, I tell you, before the cock crows, you will have denied me three times.