1 Kings 18:31

“And Elijah took twelve stones, 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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Eliiah tooke twelue stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sonnes of Iacob, vnto whome the word of the Lord came, saying, Israel shall bee thy name.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Elijah took twelve stones according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD had come, saying, "Israel shall be your name."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of Jehovah came, saying, Israel shall be thy name.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Elijah took twelve stones, the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the Lord had said, Israel will be your name:
- Basic English Bible

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 thy name;
- Darby Bible

And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name:
- Webster's Bible

Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of Yahweh came, saying, "Israel shall be your name."
- World English Bible

and Elijah taketh twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of Jehovah was, saying, `Israel is thy name;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Elijah took twelve stones, 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.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 18:31


18:31 Twelve stones - This he did, to renew the covenant between Godand all the tribes, as Moses did, #Exod 24:4|, to shew, that heprayed and acted in the name, and for the service of the God of all thePatriarchs, and of all the tribes of Israel, and for their good:and, to teach the people, that though the tribes were divided as to theircivil government, they ought all to be united in the worship of the sameGod. Israel - Jacob was graciously answered by God when he prayed tohim, and was honoured with the glorious title of Israel, which notedhis prevalency with God and men. And I, calling upon the same God, doubtnot of a like gracious answer; and if ever you mean to have your prayersgranted, you must seek to the God of Jacob.


Discussion for 1 Kings 18

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX ! HEAR ME, OH LORD, HEAR ME ! THAT THIS PEOPLE MAY KNOW THAT THOU ART THE LORD GOD, AND THAT THOU HAST TURNED THEIR HEART BACK AGAIN ! SHALOM YEDDA DIM OH ZION ! BLESSED AND BELOVED ART THOU MY BELOVED ! SHALOM !
  • Zebedee Amukanga
    When i went through the chapter i learned of three mainly things;Faith In God,conflict ion of man's faith in God and devil,problem,enemy or evil.
    Elijah stood for faith,Obadia;conflict ion of faith and Ahab;the problem,idol or sadan in our life.
    In many occasions we are got in conflicting situation where;1 Obadia feared man and God. Not making God higher than man.God who can kill and give life.
  • Louie
    For the sakes of the wicked generation of peoples living in the world today,
    which really seems to be the last; that God shows His Glory and mercy one more time in hopes to get more to turn back to Him before the Lord's day, Amen!
  • Ms D
    Yahweh is God!
  • Marie Octave
    This is a powerful chapter. I love the words: "The word of the Lord came to Elijah". Being totally committed and intimate with our God results in a powerful team which produces powerful results .
  • Nkamo Lesolame
    He is the God Almighty, He turns impossibles to possibles. Trust in him, he will show you his face.

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