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1 Kings 18:46--19:2

18:46 Now the Lord energized Elijah with power; 1  he tucked his robe into his belt 2  and ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.

Elijah Runs for His Life

19:1 Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, including a detailed account of how he killed all the prophets with the sword. 19:2 Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah with this warning, 3  “May the gods judge me severely 4  if by this time tomorrow I do not take your life as you did theirs!” 5 

1 tn Heb “and the hand of the Lord was on Elijah.”

2 tn Heb “and girded up his loins.” The idea is that of gathering up the robes and tucking them into the sash or belt so that they do not get in the way of the legs when running (or working or fighting).

3 tn Heb “saying.”

4 tn Heb “So may the gods do to me, and so may they add.”

5 tn Heb “I do not make your life like the life of one of them.”

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