||After many days, God's word came to Elijah, in the third year, saying: Go, appear before Ahab, and I will send rain upon the land.
Vayehi yamim rabim udvar-Adonay hayah el-Eliyahu bashanah hashlishit lemor lech hera'eh el-Ach'av ve'etnah matar al-peney ha'adamah.
||So Elijah went to appear before Ahab. Now, the famine was severe in Samaria.
Vayelech Eliyahu lehera'ot el-Ach'av vehara'av chazak beShomron.