Scripture Stories
Chapter 35: Elijah Talks with Jesus

“Chapter 35: Elijah Talks with Jesus,” Old Testament Stories (1980), 136–38

“Chapter 35,” Old Testament Stories, 136–38

Chapter 35

Elijah Talks with Jesus

Old Testament Stories

King Ahab had a wicked wife named Jezebel. Jezebel heard what Elijah did. She sent a man to Elijah. The man said Jezebel would kill Elijah.

Old Testament Stories

Elijah went into the wilderness so Jezebel could not kill him. He found a place to hide. He slept under a tree.

Old Testament Stories

An angel came to Elijah. The angel gave him food and water. Elijah ate and lay down again. The angel came again. He told Elijah to eat more. The angel said Elijah would travel a long way. Elijah ate and drank again.

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Elijah traveled 40 days and 40 nights. He fasted. He did not eat or drink.

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Elijah went to the mountain where Moses had seen the burning bush.

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Elijah lived in a cave in the mountain. God asked him what he was doing there. Elijah said the people did not obey God’s commandments. They killed God’s prophets. Elijah was the only prophet who had not been killed. The people wanted to kill him, too.

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God told Elijah to stand on the mountain. A strong wind blew. It was so strong it broke rocks into pieces. After the wind there was an earthquake. Then there was a fire.

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After the fire Elijah heard a quiet voice. He knew it was the voice of Jesus Christ. Jesus came to him. He talked to Elijah. Jesus said he would choose a new prophet. His name was Elisha.