Haven’t you heard, my lord, what I did while Jezebel was killing the prophets of the LORD? I hid a hundred of the LORD’s prophets in two caves, fifty in each, and supplied them with food and water.
And now you tell me to go to my master and say, ‘Elijah is here.’ He will kill me!”
Elijah said, “As the LORD Almighty lives, whom I serve, I will surely present myself to Ahab today.”
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So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah.
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When he saw Elijah, he said to him, “Is that you, you troubler of Israel?”
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“I have not made trouble for Israel,” Elijah replied. “But you and your father’s family have. You have abandoned the LORD’s commands and have followed the Baals.
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Now summon the people from all over Israel to meet me on Mount Carmel. And bring the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.”
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So Ahab sent word throughout all Israel and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel.
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Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” But the people said nothing.
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Then Elijah said to them, “I am the only one of the LORD’s prophets left, but Baal has four hundred and fifty prophets.
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Get two bulls for us. Let Baal’s prophets choose one for themselves, and let them cut it into pieces and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. I will prepare the other bull and put it on the wood but not set fire to it.