2 As the deer longs for fountains of water, so my soul longs for you, O God.
3 My soul has thirsted for the strong living God. When will I draw close and appear before the face of God?
4 My tears have been my bread, day and night. Meanwhile, it is said to me daily: "Where is your God?"
5 These things I have remembered; and my soul within me, I have poured out. For I will cross into the place of the wonderful tabernacle, all the way to the house of God, with a voice of exultation and confession, the sound of feasting.
6 Why are you sad, my soul? And why do you disquiet me? Hope in God, for I will still confess to him: the salvation of my countenance,
7 and my God. My soul has been troubled within myself. Because of this, I will remember you from the land of the Jordan and from Hermon, from the little mountain.
8 Abyss calls upon abyss, with the voice of your floodgate. All your heights and your waves have passed over me.
1 Kings 17:7-16
7 But after some days, the torrent dried up. For it had not rained upon the earth.
8 Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying:
9 "Rise up, and go to Zarephath of the Sidonians, and dwell there. For I have instructed a widowed woman there to feed you."
10 He rose up and went away to Zarephath. And when he had arrived at the gate of the city, he saw the widowed woman collecting wood, and he called to her. And he said to her, "Give me a little water in a vessel, so that I may drink."
11 And as she was going to bring it, he called out after her, saying, "Bring me also, I beg you, a morsel of bread in your hand."
12 And she responded: "As the Lord your God lives, I have no bread, except a handful of flour in a jar, and a little oil in a bottle. See, I am collecting a couple of sticks, so that I may go in and make it for myself and my son, so that we may eat it and die."
13 And Elijah said to her: "Do not be afraid. But go and do as you have said. Yet truly, first make for me, from the same flour, a little bread baked under ashes, and bring it to me. Then afterward, make some for yourself and for your son.
14 For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: 'The jar of flour will not fail, nor the bottle of oil be diminished, until the day when the Lord will grant rain upon the face of the earth.' "
15 She went and acted in accord with the word of Elijah. And he ate, and she and her household ate. And from that day,
16 the jar of flour did not fail, and the bottle of oil was not diminished, in accord with the word of the Lord, which he had spoken by the hand of Elijah.
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