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

“Yahweh your God.” The woman would have known Elijah was an Israelite by the way he spoke and the way he was dressed. She may have also noticed more specific things than that as well.

“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