And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
I will break down your strong pride. I will make your sky like iron and your land like bronze,
Now Elijah the Tishbite, from the Gilead settlers, said to Ahab, "As the LORD God of Israel lives, I stand before Him, and there will be no dew or rain during these years except by my command!"
So Elijah went to present himself to Ahab. The famine was severe in Samaria.
The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought:
Judah mourns; her gates languish. [Her people] are on the ground in mourning; Jerusalem's cry rises up.
Their nobles send their servants for water. They go to the cisterns; they find no water; their containers return empty. They are ashamed and humiliated; they cover their heads.
The ground is cracked since no rain [has fallen] on the land. The farmers are ashamed; they cover their heads.
Even the doe in the field gives birth and abandons [her fawn] since there is no grass.
Wild donkeys stand on the barren heights panting for air like jackals. Their eyes fail because there are no green plants.
I also withheld the rain from you while there were still three months until harvest. I sent rain on one city but no rain on another. One field received rain while a field with no rain withered.