Bible verses about "elijah" | ISV

2 Kings 1:8

8 They answered, "The man was a hairy fellow. He wore a leather sash around his waist." The king responded, "It's Elijah, that foreigner!"

2 Kings 2:1-25

1 As the time drew near when the Lord was about to take Elijah to heaven in a wind storm, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2 Elijah instructed Elisha, "Remain here on this side, please, because the LORD is sending me as far as Bethel." But Elisha replied, "As the LORD lives, I'm not going to leave you while you're still alive!" So they both went on to Bethel. 3 When the Guild of Prophets who lived in Bethel came out to greet Elisha, they asked him, "You are aware, aren't you, that later today the LORD is going to remove your master from being your mentor? "Of course I'm aware of it," he said. "Calm down." 4 Elijah also spoke to him, "Elisha, remain here on this side, please, because the LORD is sending me to Jericho." But Elisha responded, "As the LORD lives, and while you're still alive, I'm not going to leave you!" So they went to Jericho. 5 The Guild of Prophets who lived in Jericho approached Elisha and asked him, "You are aware, aren't you, that later today the LORD is going to remove your master from being your mentor? "Of course I'm aware of it," he said. "Calm down." 6 Elijah also spoke to him, "Elisha, remain here on this side, please, because the LORD is sending me to the Jordan River." But Elisha responded, "As the LORD lives, and while you're still alive, I'm not going to leave you!" So they went on their way, 7 accompanied by 50 men from the Guild of Prophets, who stood at a short distance from them while they were both standing by the Jordan. 8 Elijah took off his ornamented cloak, wrapped it up in a roll, struck the water, and all of a sudden the water divided into two parts! One side of the river stood still opposite the other until the two of them crossed over on dry ground. 9 When they had crossed the Jordan River, Elijah invited Elisha, "Ask me what you want me to do for you before I'm taken away from you." So Elisha asked, "Please, may there be a double portion of your spirit upon me!" 10 "That's a hard thing to ask for," Elijah answered, "but if you see me while I'm being taken from you, it will happen for you. But if you don't see me, it won't happen." 11 As they continued on, talking as they went, suddenly chariots blazing with fire and pulled by fiery horses appeared, separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a wind storm to heaven! 12 As Elisha continued to watch, he cried out, "My father! My father! The chariots of Israel and its cavalry!" Then he did not see Elijah any more. After this, Elisha gripped his clothes that he was wearing, tore them apart into two pieces, 13 picked up Elijah's ornamented cloak that had fallen from him, and went back to stand on the bank of the Jordan River. 14 Elisha took hold of Elijah's ornamental cloak that had been left behind, struck the water, and cried out: "Where is the LORD God of Elijah?" All of a sudden, after he had struck the water, the water divided into two parts! One side of the river stood opposite the other, and Elijah crossed over. 15 As soon as the Guild of Prophets who lived adjacent to Jericho saw Elisha, they began to announce, "The spirit of Elijah is at rest on Elisha!" So they came out to meet him and they greeted him by bowing low to the ground in front of him. 16 Then they asked Elisha, "Look! We have 50 valiant men here with your servant! Please let them go out and search for your master Elijah. Perhaps the Spirit of the LORD has taken him up on a mountain or into a valley." Elisha responded, "Don't bother searching." 17 But they persisted until he was frustrated, so he said, "Send them out!" So they sent out the 50 men, and they looked around for three days but did not find Elijah. 18 By the time they returned, Elisha was living in Jericho. Then Elisha asked them, "Didn't I tell you not to go?" 19 The men who lived in the city addressed Elisha. "Look now," they said, "our city's location is good, as you have been observing, but the water springs here are bad and the land isn't sustaining crops." 20 Elisha ordered them, "Bring me a new bowl and put some salt in it." So they brought him what he had requested. 21 Elisha went out to the springs, threw the salt into them, and declared, "This is what the LORD says: 'I have purified these waters. Neither death nor barrenness shall flow from them any more.'" 22 As a result, the water springs remain pure to this day, just as Elisha had declared. 23 Later, Elisha left there to go up to Bethel, and as he was traveling along the road, some insignificant young men came from the city and started mocking him. They told him, "Get on up, baldy! Get on up, baldy!" 24 He looked behind him, took note of the young men, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. Suddenly two female bears emerged from the woods and mauled 42 of the young men. 25 After this, he left from there to go to Mt. Carmel, and from there he went back to Samaria.

1 Kings 18:36-38

36 As the time for the evening offering arrived, Elijah the prophet approached and said, "LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I, your servant, have done all of this in obedience to your word. 37 Answer me, LORD! Answer me so that this people may know that you, LORD are God, and that you are turning back their hearts again." 38 Right then the LORD's fire fell and consumed the burnt offering, the wood, the stones, the dust, and even the water that was in the trench!

2 Chronicles 21:12-15

12 After this, a letter arrived from Elijah the prophet. It said: "This is what the Lord God of your ancestor David says: 'You haven't lived like your father Jehoshaphat and like King Asa of Judah. 13 Instead, you have lived like the kings of Israel by causing Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit cultic sexual immorality {— } just like Ahab's dynasty did! And you've killed your brothers who were better than you {— } your own father's dynasty! 14 Look what's going to happen! The LORD is going to strike your people, your children, your wives, and everything you own with a massive tragedy. 15 And as for you, you will suffer from a serious disease of your bowels. Eventually, day-by-day you will excrete your own bowels because of this disease."

Matthew 11:14

14 If you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come.

Mark 9:12

12 He told them, "Elijah is indeed coming first and will restore all things. Why, then, is it written that the Son of Man must suffer a great deal and be treated shamefully?

Luke 9:30

30 Suddenly, two men were talking with him. They were Moses and Elijah.

2 Kings 1:10-12

10 Elijah responded to the leader who was in charge of the 50 soldiers, "So I'm a man of God, am I? If so, may fire fall from heaven and devour you and your 50 soldiers…" Just then, fire fell from heaven and devoured that leader and his 50 soldiers. 11 Later the king tried again {— } he sent another company of 50 soldiers, along with their leader, who ordered Elijah, "Hey, man of God! This is what the king orders: 'Come down!'" 12 Elijah responded to the leader and to his entire company, "So I'm a man of God, am I? If so, may fire fall from heaven and devour you and your 50 soldiers…" Just then, fire fell from heaven and devoured him and his 50 soldiers.

Mark 9:4

4 Then Elijah appeared to them, accompanied by Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.

1 Kings 18:25-29

25 So Elijah told the prophets of Baal, "Choose an ox for yourselves and you prepare it first, since there are so many of you. Call on the name of your god, but don't set fire to the offering." 26 So they took the ox that was given to them, prepared it, and called on the name of Baal from early morning until noon. "Baal! Answer us!" they cried. But there was no response. Nobody answered. So they kept on dancing around the altar that they had made. 27 Starting about noon, Elijah began to tease them: "Shout louder! "He's a god, so maybe he's busy. "Maybe he's relieving himself. "Or maybe he's busy someplace. "Or maybe he's taking a nap and somebody needs to wake him up." 28 So the prophets of Baal cried even louder and slashed themselves with swords and lances until their blood gushed out all over them, as was their custom. 29 They kept on raving right through midday and until it was time to offer the evening sacrifice, but there was still no response. Nobody answered, and nobody paid attention.

1 Kings 17:1-7

1 Elijah the foreigner, who was an alien resident from Gilead, told Ahab, "As the Lord God of Israel lives, in whose presence I'm standing, there will be neither dew nor rain these next several years, except when I say so." 2 Later, this message came to him from the LORD: 3 "Leave here and go into hiding at the Wadi Cherith, where it enters the Jordan River. 4 You will be able to drink from that brook, and I've commanded some crows to sustain you there." 5 So Elijah went out and did exactly what the Lord had told him to do. he went and lived by the Wadi Cherith, where it enters the Jordan River. 6 Crows would bring him bread and meat both in the morning and in the evening, and he would drink from the brook. 7 But after a while, the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land.

1 Kings 19:9-21

9 Elijah arrived at a cave and stayed there. All of a sudden this message came from the LORD: "What are you doing here, Elijah?" 10 "I've been very zealous for the LORD God of the Heavenly Armies," he replied. "The Israelites have abandoned your covenant, demolished your altars, executed your prophets with swords, and I {— } that's right, just me! {— } am the only one left. Now they're seeking my life, to get rid of me!" 11 "Go out," he responded, "and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD." And there was the LORD, passing by! A tremendous, mighty windstorm was tearing at the mountains and breaking the rocks in pieces in the presence of the LORD, but the LORD was not in the windstorm. After the wind there came an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake there came fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire, there was the sound of a gentle whisper. 13 As soon as Elijah heard it, he covered his face in his mantle, went outside, and stood at the entrance to the cave. And there a voice spoke to him and said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?" 14 "I've been very zealous for the LORD God of the Heavenly Armies," he replied. "The Israelites have abandoned your covenant, demolished your altars, executed your prophets with swords, and I {— } that's right, just me! {— } am the only one left. Now they're seeking my life, to get rid of me!" 15 The LORD replied to him, "Go! Return to Damascus, and when you get there, anoint Hazael as king over Aram, 16 anoint Nimshi's son Jehu as king over Israel, and anoint Shaphat's son Elisha from Abel-meholah as a prophet to replace you. 17 Whoever escapes from Hazael's sword Jehu will execute, and whoever escapes from Jehu's sword Elijah will put to death. 18 Nevertheless, I've reserved 7,000 in Israel who have neither bowed their knees to Baal nor kissed him." 19 Elijah left there and located Shaphat's son Elisha, who was plowing, along with a total of twelve pairs of oxen. (He was plowing with the twelfth pair.) As Elijah passed by, he tossed his cloak at Elisha. 20 He abandoned the oxen, ran off to follow Elijah, and asked him, "Please, let me kiss my mother and father good-bye, and then I'll come after you." "Go back again," Elijah replied. "What have I done to you?" 21 So Elisha turned back, took the pair of oxen, sacrificed them, boiled their flesh using the farm implements for fuel, and gave the food to the people with him. Then he got up, followed Elijah, and became his servant.

Luke 1:17

17 He is the one who will go before the Lord with the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, and to prepare the people to be ready for the Lord."

Matthew 17:11

11 He answered them, "Elijah is indeed coming and will restore all things.

James 5:17

17 Elijah was a person just like us, and he prayed earnestly for it not to rain, and rain never came to the land for three years and six months.

2 Kings 2:11

11 As they continued on, talking as they went, suddenly chariots blazing with fire and pulled by fiery horses appeared, separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a wind storm to heaven!

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