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She said, “As Yahweh your God lives, I do not have a cake, but a handful of flour in the jar and a little oil in the jug. Behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and bake it for me and my son, that we may eat it and die.” Bible

”Yahweh your God.” The woman would have known Elijah was a prophet of Yahweh by the way he was dressed.

”two sticks.” It was not necessary to have a huge fire to cook on—a couple of sticks would be enough wood to bake the little dough that she had.


Commentary for: 1 Kings 17:12