The Lord spoke to Jeremiah
The drought as well as the heat carry away the melted snow;
Moreover, I have called for a drought that will affect the fields, the hill country, the grain, new wine, fresh olive oil, and everything that grows from the ground; it also will harm people, animals, and everything they produce.’”
They will be like a tree planted near a stream whose roots spread out toward the water. It has nothing to fear when the heat comes. Its leaves are always green. It has no need to be concerned in a year of drought. It does not stop bearing fruit.
A drought will come upon her land; her rivers and canals will be dried up.
They did not ask: ‘Where is the Lord who delivered us out of Egypt, who brought us through the wilderness, through a land of desert sands and rift valleys, through a land of drought and deep darkness,
The Lord will continually lead you; he will feed you even in parched regions.
I was consumed by scorching heat
If he holds back the waters, then they dry up;
Some time later, in the third year of the famine, the Lord told Elijah,
For day and night you tormented me;
The towns of Babylonia have become heaps of ruins. She has become a dry and barren desert. No one lives in those towns any more. No one even passes through them.
After a while,
O Lord, restore our well-being, just as the streams in the arid south are replenished.
So Elijah went to make an appearance before Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria.
Yet they continued to sin against him, and rebelled against the sovereign One
and who brought you through the great, fearful desert of venomous serpents