Then saidElijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal'sprophets are fourhundred and fiftymen.23
Let them therefore give us twobullocks; and let them chooseonebullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces , and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the otherbullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under:
And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the peopleanswered and said , It is wellspoken.25
And Elijahsaid unto the prophets of Baal,Choose you onebullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under.
And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon,saying , O Baal,heara us. But there was novoice, nor any that answered . And they leaped upon the altar which was made .
And it came to pass at noon, that Elijahmocked them, and said , Cryaloud :b for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked .
And they criedaloud , and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the bloodc gushed out upon them.
And it came to pass, when midday was past , and they prophesied until the time of the offeringd of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer , nor any that regarded.30
And Elijahsaid unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down .
And Elijahtooktwelvestones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying , Israel shall be thy name:32
And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD: and he made a trenchabout the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.