1 Kings 19:9-18
Now there was a greatZ wind,AA so strongBB that it was splittingCC mountains and breaking rocksDD in piecesEE before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake,FF but the Lord was not in the earthquake;
12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a soundGG of sheerHH silence.II 13 When Elijah heardJJ it, he wrapped his face in his mantleKK and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.
LLThen there came a voiceMM to him that said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
14 He answered, “I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.”
15 Then the Lord said to him, “Go, returnNN on your wayOO to the wildernessPP of Damascus;QQ when you arrive, you shall anointRR HazaelSS as king over Aram.TT
17 Whoever escapesZZ from the sword of Hazael, Jehu shall kill; and whoever escapes from the sword of Jehu, Elisha shall kill. 18 Yet I will leave sevenAAA thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowedBBB to Baal,CCC and every mouth that has not kissedDDD him.”
Image credit: “Elijah, a Prophet and a Miracle Worker” from the Gračanica monastery.