“And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.”
King James Version (KJV)
17:7 A while - Heb. at the end of days; that is, of a year; for sothe word days is often used. Dried - God so ordering it, for thepunishment of those Israelites who lived near it, and had hitherto beenrefreshed by it: and for the exercise of Elijah's faith, and to teachhim to depend upon God alone.