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1 Kings 18

HNV 1 It happened after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Eliyah, in the third year, saying, Go, show yourself to Ach'av; and I will send rain on the eretz. NIV 1 After a long time, in the third year, the word of the LORD came to Elijah: “Go and present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the land.” HNV 2 Eliyah went to show himself to Ach'av. The famine was sore in Shomron. NIV 2 So Elijah went to present himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria, HNV 3 Ach'av called `Ovadyah, who was over the household. (Now `Ovadyah feared the LORD greatly: NIV 3 and Ahab had summoned Obadiah, his palace administrator. (Obadiah was a devout believer in the LORD. HNV 4 for it was so, when Izevel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that `Ovadyah took one hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.) NIV 4 While Jezebel was killing off the LORD’s prophets, Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them in two caves, fifty in each, and had supplied them with food and water.) HNV 5 Ach'av said to `Ovadyah, Go through the land, to all the springs of water, and to all the brooks: peradventure we may find grass and save the horses and mules alive, that we not lose all the animals. NIV 5 Ahab had said to Obadiah, “Go through the land to all the springs and valleys. Maybe we can find some grass to keep the horses and mules alive so we will not have to kill any of our animals.” HNV 6 So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ach'av went one way by himself, and `Ovadyah went another way by himself. NIV 6 So they divided the land they were to cover, Ahab going in one direction and Obadiah in another. HNV 7 As `Ovadyah was in the way, behold, Eliyah met him: and he knew him, and fell on his face, and said, Is it you, my lord Eliyah? NIV 7 As Obadiah was walking along, Elijah met him. Obadiah recognized him, bowed down to the ground, and said, “Is it really you, my lord Elijah?” HNV 8 He answered him, It is I: go, tell your lord, Behold, Eliyah [is here]. NIV 8 “Yes,” he replied. “Go tell your master, ‘Elijah is here.’ ” HNV 9 He said, Wherein have I sinned, that you would deliver your servant into the hand of Ach'av, to kill me? NIV 9 “What have I done wrong,” asked Obadiah, “that you are handing your servant over to Ahab to be put to death? HNV 10 As the LORD 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, he took an oath of the kingdom and nation, that they didn't find you. NIV 10 As surely as the LORD your God lives, there is not a nation or kingdom where my master has not sent someone to look for you. And whenever a nation or kingdom claimed you were not there, he made them swear they could not find you. HNV 11 Now you say, Go, tell your lord, Behold, Eliyah [is here]. NIV 11 But now you tell me to go to my master and say, ‘Elijah is here.’ HNV 12 It will happen, as soon as I am gone from you, that the Spirit of the LORD will carry you I don't know where; and so when I come and tell Ach'av, and he can't find you, he will kill me: but I your servant fear the LORD from my youth. NIV 12 I don’t know where the Spirit of the LORD may carry you when I leave you. If I go and tell Ahab and he doesn’t find you, he will kill me. Yet I your servant have worshiped the LORD since my youth. HNV 13 Wasn't it told my lord what I did when Izevel killed the prophets of the LORD, how I hid one hundred men of the LORD's prophets by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water? NIV 13 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. HNV 14 Now you say, Go, tell your lord, Behold, Eliyah [is here]; and he will kill me. NIV 14 And now you tell me to go to my master and say, ‘Elijah is here.’ He will kill me!” HNV 15 Eliyah said, As the LORD of Hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today. NIV 15 Elijah said, “As the LORD Almighty lives, whom I serve, I will surely present myself to Ahab today.” HNV 16 So `Ovadyah went to meet Ach'av, and told him; and Ach'av went to meet Eliyah. NIV 16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah. HNV 17 It happened, when Ach'av saw Eliyah, that Ach'av said to him, Is it you, you troubler of Yisra'el? NIV 17 When he saw Elijah, he said to him, “Is that you, you troubler of Israel?” HNV 18 He answered, I have not troubled Yisra'el; but you, and your father's house, in that you have forsaken the mitzvot of the LORD, and you have followed the Ba`alim. NIV 18 “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. HNV 19 Now therefore send, and gather to me all Yisra'el to Mount Karmel, and the prophets of Ba`al four hundred fifty, and the prophets of the Asherah four hundred, who eat at Izevel's table. NIV 19 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.” HNV 20 So Ach'av sent to all the children of Yisra'el, and gathered the prophets together to Mount Karmel. NIV 20 So Ahab sent word throughout all Israel and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel. HNV 21 Eliyah came near to all the people, and said, How long go you limping between the two sides? if the LORD is God, follow him; but if Ba`al, then follow him. The people answered him not a word. NIV 21 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. HNV 22 Then said Eliyah to the people, I, even I only, am left a prophet of the LORD; but Ba`al's prophets are four hundred fifty men. NIV 22 Then Elijah said to them, “I am the only one of the LORD’s prophets left, but Baal has four hundred and fifty prophets. HNV 23 Let them therefore give us two bulls; and let them choose one bull for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under; and I will dress the other bull, and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under. NIV 23 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. HNV 24 Call you on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the LORD; and the God who answers by fire, let him be God. All the people answered, It is well spoken. NIV 24 Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the LORD. The god who answers by fire—he is God.” Then all the people said, “What you say is good.” HNV 25 Eliyah said to the prophets of Ba`al, Choose you one bull for yourselves, and dress it first; for you are many; and call on the name of your god, but put no fire under. NIV 25 Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose one of the bulls and prepare it first, since there are so many of you. Call on the name of your god, but do not light the fire.” HNV 26 They took the bull which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Ba`al from morning even until noon, saying, Ba`al, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any who answered. They leaped about the altar which was made. NIV 26 So they took the bull given them and prepared it. Then they called on the name of Baal from morning till noon. “Baal, answer us!” they shouted. But there was no response; no one answered. And they danced around the altar they had made. HNV 27 It happened at noon, that Eliyah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud; for he is a god: either he is musing, or he is gone aside, or he is on a journey, or peradventure he sleeps and must be awakened. NIV 27 At noon Elijah began to taunt them. “Shout louder!” he said. “Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.” HNV 28 They cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lances, until the blood gushed out on them. NIV 28 So they shouted louder and slashed themselves with swords and spears, as was their custom, until their blood flowed. HNV 29 It was so, when midday was past, that they prophesied until the time of the offering of the [evening] offering; but there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any who regarded. NIV 29 Midday passed, and they continued their frantic prophesying until the time for the evening sacrifice. But there was no response, no one answered, no one paid attention. HNV 30 Eliyah said to all the people, Come near to me; and all the people came near to him. He repaired the altar of the LORD that was thrown down. NIV 30 Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come here to me.” They came to him, and he repaired the altar of the LORD, which had been torn down. HNV 31 Eliyah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Ya`akov, to whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Yisra'el shall be your name. NIV 31 Elijah took twelve stones, one for each of the tribes descended from Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD had come, saying, “Your name shall be Israel.” HNV 32 With the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD; and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed. NIV 32 With the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD, and he dug a trench around it large enough to hold two seahs of seed. HNV 33 He put the wood in order, and cut the bull in pieces, and laid it on the wood. He said, Fill four jars with water, and pour it on the burnt offering, and on the wood. NIV 33 He arranged the wood, cut the bull into pieces and laid it on the wood. Then he said to them, “Fill four large jars with water and pour it on the offering and on the wood.” HNV 34 He said, Do it the second time; and they did it the second time. He said, Do it the third time; and they did it the third time. NIV 34 “Do it again,” he said, and they did it again. “Do it a third time,” he ordered, and they did it the third time. HNV 35 The water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water. NIV 35 The water ran down around the altar and even filled the trench. HNV 36 It happened at the time of the offering of the [evening] offering, that Eliyah the prophet came near, and said, LORD, the God of Avraham, of Yitzchak, and of Yisra'el, let it be known this day that you are God in Yisra'el, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word. NIV 36 At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: “LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. HNV 37 Hear me, LORD, hear me, that this people may know that you, LORD, are God, and [that] you have turned their heart back again. NIV 37 Answer me, LORD, answer me, so these people will know that you, LORD, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.” HNV 38 Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt offering, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. NIV 38 Then the fire of the LORD fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench. HNV 39 When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, the LORD, he is God; the LORD, he is God. NIV 39 When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The LORD—he is God! The LORD—he is God!” HNV 40 and Eliyah said to them, Take the prophets of Ba`al; don't let one of them escape. They took them; and Eliyah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and killed them there. NIV 40 Then Elijah commanded them, “Seize the prophets of Baal. Don’t let anyone get away!” They seized them, and Elijah had them brought down to the Kishon Valley and slaughtered there. HNV 41 Eliyah said to Ach'av, Get you up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain. NIV 41 And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.” HNV 42 So Ach'av went up to eat and to drink. Eliyah went up to the top of Karmel; and he bowed himself down on the eretz, and put his face between his knees. NIV 42 So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees. HNV 43 He said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. He went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. He said, Go again seven times. NIV 43 “Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked. “There is nothing there,” he said. Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.” HNV 44 It happened at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there arises a cloud out of the sea, as small as a man's hand. He said, Go up, tell Ach'av, Make ready [your chariot], and get you down, that the rain not stop you. NIV 44 The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.” So Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’ ” HNV 45 It happened in a little while, that the sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. Ach'av rode, and went to Yizre`el: NIV 45 Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain started falling and Ahab rode off to Jezreel. HNV 46 and the hand of the LORD was on Eliyah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ach'av to the entrance of Yizre`el. NIV 46 The power of the LORD came on Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.

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