1 Kings 18

1Ki 18:1 And it happened after many days the Word of Jehovah came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will give rain on the face of the earth.
1Ki 18:2 And Elijah went to be seen by Ahab. And the famine in Samaria was severe.
1Ki 18:3 And Ahab called to Obadiah, who was over the house (and Obadiah greatly feared Jehovah;
1Ki 18:4 and it happened, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of Jehovah, that Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and had hidden them, fifty men in a cave, and had fed them with bread and water)
1Ki 18:5 and Ahab said to Obadiah, Go through the land to all the fountains of water, and to all the torrents; perhaps we may find grass and keep alive horse and mule, and will not cut off any of the livestock.
1Ki 18:6 And they divided the land to themselves, to pass over into it; Ahab went in one way by himself, and Obadiah went in another way by himself.
1Ki 18:7 And Obadiah was in the highway; and behold, Elijah came to meet him. And he recognized him, and he fell on his face, and said, Are you this one, my lord Elijah?
1Ki 18:8 And he said to him, I am; Go, say to your lord, Behold, Elijah!
1Ki 18:9 And he said, What have I sinned, that you are giving your servant into the hand of Ahab to kill me?
1Ki 18:10 As Jehovah your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my lord has not sent to seek you; and when they said, He is not here, then he caused the kingdom and the nation to swear that it did not find you.
1Ki 18:11 And now, you are saying, Go, say to your lord, Behold, Elijah.
1Ki 18:12 And it shall be, I will go away from you, and the Spirit of Jehovah will lift you up, where I do not know, and I will come to tell Ahab, and he will not find you, and he will kill me. And your servant has feared Jehovah from my youth.
1Ki 18:13 Was it not told to my lord that which I did when Jezebel killed the prophets of Jehovah, that I hid a hundred men of the prophets, fifty by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water?
1Ki 18:14 And now you are saying, Go, say to your lord, Behold, Elijah, and he will kill me!
1Ki 18:15 And Elijah said, As Jehovah of Hosts lives, before whom I stand, surely today I will be seen by him.
1Ki 18:16 And Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him: and Ahab went to meet Elijah.
1Ki 18:17 And it happened when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, Are you this one, this one destroying Israel?
1Ki 18:18 And he answered, I have not disturbed Israel, but you and the house of your father, in that you have forsaken the commands of Jehovah, and you have gone after the Baals.
1Ki 18:19 And now send, gather all Israel to me, to Mount Carmel and four hundred and fifty of the prophets of Baal, and four hundred of the prophets of the sacred pole, who eat at the table of Jezebel.
1Ki 18:20 And Ahab sent among all the sons of Israel and gathered the prophets to Mount Carmel.
1Ki 18:21 And Elijah came near all the people and said, Until when are you limping over two opinions? If Jehovah is God, follow Him; and if Baal, follow him. But the people did not answer him a word.
1Ki 18:22 Then Elijah said to the people, I, I alone, remain a prophet of Jehovah; but the prophets of Baal are four hundred and fifty men.
1Ki 18:23 Then let them give us two bulls; and let them choose one bull for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and place it on the wood, and place no fire. And I, I will prepare the other bull and will put it on the wood, and I will not place fire.
1Ki 18:24 And you shall call on the name of your god; and I, I will call on the name of Jehovah; and it shall be, the god who answers by fire, he is the God. And all the people answered and said, The word is good.
1Ki 18:25 And Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, Choose the one bull for yourself, and prepare first, for you are many; and you call on the name of your god, but place no fire.
1Ki 18:26 And they took the bull that was given to them, and prepared, and called on the name of Baal from the morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, answer us! And there was no sound, and no one was answering; and they leaped about the altar that one had made.
1Ki 18:27 And it happened at noon, that Elijah taunted them and said, Call with a loud voice, for he is a god; for he is meditating, or pursuing, or on a journey; it may be he is asleep and must be awakened.
1Ki 18:28 And they called with a loud voice, and cut themselves, according to their way, with swords and with spears until blood gushed out on them.
1Ki 18:29 And it happened as noon passed by, that they prophesied madly until the offering up of the offering; and no sound came, and no one was answering, and no one was paying attention.
1Ki 18:30 And Elijah said to all the people, Come near to me. And all the people came near to him; and he healed the altar of Jehovah that had been broken down.
1Ki 18:31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the Word of Jehovah came, saying, Israel shall be your name.
1Ki 18:32 And he built an altar with the stones in the name of Jehovah, and made a trench around the altar large as two seahs of seed in space.
1Ki 18:33 And he arranged the wood, and cut the bull in pieces, and placed it on the wood, and said, Fill four water jars of water and pour it on the burnt offering and on the wood.
1Ki 18:34 And he said, Do it a second time; and they did it a second time; and he said, Do it a third time; and they did it a third time.
1Ki 18:35 And the water went around the altar, and also he filled the trench with water.
1Ki 18:36 And it happened at the offering of the sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said, O Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known today that You are God in Israel, and I am Your servant, that by Your Word I have done all these things.
1Ki 18:37 Answer me, O Jehovah, answer me; and this people shall know that You are Jehovah God; and You shall turn their hearts back again.
1Ki 18:38 And fire fell from Jehovah and burned up the burnt offering, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and the water in the trench was licked up.
1Ki 18:39 And all the people saw, and fell on their faces, and said, Jehovah, He is the God; Jehovah, He is the God!
1Ki 18:40 And Elijah said to them, Seize the prophets of Baal; do not let a man of them escape. And they caught them, and Elijah brought them down to the Kishon and killed them there.
1Ki 18:41 And Elijah said to Ahab, Go up, eat and drink, because of the sound of abundance of rain.
1Ki 18:42 And Ahab went up to eat, and to drink; and Elijah went up to the top of Carmel, and he stretched himself out on the earth, and he put his face between his knees;
1Ki 18:43 and said to his young man, Now go up, look closely to the way of the sea. And he went up and looked closely, and said, There is nothing; and he said, Go back seven times.
1Ki 18:44 And it happened at the seventh time, he said, Behold, a little cloud like the hand of a man is coming up out of the sea. And he said, Go up and say to Ahab, Bind up and go down, that the rain may not stop you.
1Ki 18:45 And until this and this, it happened that the heavens became black with thick clouds and wind, and the rain was heavy; and Ahab rode and went to Jezreel;
1Ki 18:46 and the hand of Jehovah was on Elijah, and he girded up his loins and ran before Ahab until [the place where] you enter Jezreel.

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