1 Kings 17:17-18:2

A. 17 And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him.

B. 18 And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son?

C. 19 And he said unto her, Give me thy son.

D. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed.

E. a. 20 And he cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son?

b. 21 And he stretched himself upon the child three times,

a. and cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, I pray
thee, let this child’s soul come into him again.

E’. 22 And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the
child came into him again, and he revived.

D’. 23 And Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the
chamber into the house, and delivered him unto his mother:

C’.  and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth.

B’. 24 And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in thy mouth is truth.

A’. (18:1) And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.  2 And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab. And there was a sore famine in Samaria.

2 thoughts on “1 Kings 17:17-18:2”

  1. In the chiasm above the “sore” sickness (17:17) seems to be parallel to the “sore” famine (18:2). The same Hebrew word is used.

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