1 Kings 18:19

“Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now therefore send, and gather to mee all Israel vnto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal foure hundred and fiftie, and the prophets of the groues foure hundred, which eate at Iezebels table.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now then send {and} gather to me all Israel at Mount Carmel, {together} with 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of the Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the Asherah four hundred, that eat at Jezebel's table.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now send, and get Israel together before me at Mount Carmel, with the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal who get their food at Jezebel's table.
- Basic English Bible

And now send, gather to me all Israel to mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the Asherah four hundred, who eat at Jezebel's table.
- Darby Bible

Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel to mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, who eat at Jezebel's table.
- Webster's Bible

Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel to Mount Carmel, and four hundred fifty of the prophets of Baal, and four hundred of the prophets of the Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table."
- World English Bible

and now, send, gather unto me all Israel, unto the mount of Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the shrine, four hundred -- eating at the table of Jezebel.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the Asherah four hundred, that eat at Jezebel's table.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 18:19


18:19 Send - Messengers, that this controversy may be decided, what isthe cause of these heavy judgments. All Israel - By their heads, orrepresentatives, that they may be witnesses of all our transactions.Carmel - Not that Carmel, in Judah, but another in Issachar bythe midland sea, which he chose as a convenient place being not far from thecenter of his kingdom, to which all the tribes might conveniently resort,and at some distance from Samaria, that Jezebel might not hinder.Prophets of Baal - Who were dispersed in all the parts of the kingdom.Of the groves - Who attended upon those Baal's or idols that wereworshipped in the groves, which were near the royal city, and muchfrequented by the king and the queen.


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