Ahab became a new king in Israel.
but Ahab did evil in God's sight,
far worse than any of the kings before him.
Ahab even married foreign woman Jezebel.
Now Elijah told Ahab,
"There will be no rain nor rain during the next few years
unless God gives the word through me."
Then God said to Elijah to go hide by the brook
at a place east of where it enters the Jordan river.
Elijah did what God commanded him to do.
God commanded ravens to bring Elijah
bread and meat each morning and night.
but after while the brook dried up
because there was no rainfall.
Then God told Elijah to go live in the village of Zarephath.