Melachim A/1 Kings 18:46 - 19:21
~ During most years, Pinchas is read after the Seventeenth of Tammuz. In those years,
the two Parashiyos Mattos and Masei are read on the Sabbath after Parashas Pinchas.
The Haftarah of Parashas Pinchas is omitted, and the Haftarah of Parashas Mattos is
read in its place. In those years, when Parashas Pinchas is read before the Seventeenth
of Tammuz, the following Haftarah is read. ~
46 And the hand of Hashem was upon Elijah, so he girded his loins and ran before Ahab until the approach to Jezreel.
1 Then Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done and all that he had slain — all the [false] prophets — with the sword. 2 Jezebel sent an emissary to Elijah saying, "Thus may the gods do [to me] and thus may they increase [upon me], unless at this time tomorrow I shall set your soul as the soul of one of them."
3 When he saw [the danger], he arose and went for his life; he came to Beer-sheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. 4 But as for himself, he went a day's journey into the wilderness; he came [there], sat under a rosem-bush, and requested for his soul to die; and he said, "It is enough! — now, Hashem, take my soul, for I am not better than my forefathers."
5 Then he lay down and slept under a rosem-bush, and, behold this! — an angel touched him and said to him, "Arise! Eat!"
6 So he looked, and, behold! — near his head, a coal-baked cake and a container of water; he ate and drank, then he went back and lay down.
7 The angel of Hashem returned to him a second time, touched him and said, "Arise! Eat! for the road will be long for you."
8 So he arose, and ate and drank; then he went, on the strength of that meal, forty days and forty nights, until the Mountain of God, [until] Horeb. 9 He came there to the cave and spent the night there; and, behold! — the word of Hashem came to him and said to him, "Why are you here, Elijah?"
10 And he said, "I have been exceedingly zealous for Hashem, God of Legions, for the Children of Israel have abandoned Your covenant; they have razed Your Altars; they have killed Your prophets with the sword, so that I alone have remained, and they seek my soul to take it."
11 And He said, "Go forth and stand on the mountain before Hashem; and, behold! — Hashem is passing, and a great, powerful wind is smashing mountains and breaking rocks before Hashem — but not in the wind is Hashem; and after the wind an earthquake — but not in the earthquake is Hashem. 12 and after the earthquake a fire — but not in the fire is Hashem; and after the fire a still, thin sound."
13 And it happened when Elijah heard, he bound his face in his mantle, went out, and stood by the cave's entrance; and, behold! — a voice came unto him and it said, "Why are you here, Elijah?"
14 And he said, "I have been exceedingly zealous for Hashem, God of Legions, for the Children of Israel have abandoned Your covenant; they have razed Your Altars; they have killed Your prophets with the sword, so that I alone have remained, and they seek my soul, to take it."
15 Then Hashem said to him, "Go, return to your way, to the Wilderness of Damascus; and when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael as king over Aram.
16 And Jehu son of Nimshi shall you anoint as king over Israel; and Elisha son of Shaphat from the Plain of Meholah shall you anoint as prophet in your stead. 17 And it shall happen that whoever escapes the sword of Hazael, Jehu will kill; and whoever escapes the sword of Jehu, Elisha will kill. 18 But I will allow to remain in Israel seven thousand, all the knees that did not kneel to the Baal-idol and every mouth that did not kiss it."
19 Then he went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat while he was plowing, twelve span [of oxen] before him and he with the twelfth; so Elijah passed across to him and cast his mantle upon him. 20 And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, "Let me kiss, please, my father and my mother, then I shall go after you." But he said to him, "Go, return, for what have I done to you?"
21 So he turned back from following him; and he took the span of oxen and slaughtered it; with the implements of the oxen he cooked the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate; then he rose and went after Elijah and ministered unto him.