1 Kings 18:32

“And 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Kings 18:32

And with the stones hee built an altar in the Name of the Lord, and hee made a trench about the altar, as great as would containe two measures of seed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD, and he made a trench around the altar, large enough to hold two measures of seed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And with the stones he built an altar in the name of Jehovah; and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And with the stones he made an altar to the name of the Lord; and he made a deep drain all round the altar, great enough to take two measures of seed.
- Basic English Bible

and with the stones he built an altar in the name of Jehovah, and made a trench round about the altar, of the capacity of two measures of seed;
- Darby Bible

And 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.
- Webster's Bible

With the stones he built an altar in the name of Yahweh. He made a trench around the altar, large enough to contain two measures of seed.
- World English Bible

and he buildeth with the stones an altar, in the name of Jehovah, and maketh a trench, as about the space of two measures of seed, round about the altar.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And 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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Kings 18:32

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 18:32


18:30 The altar - This had been built by some of their ancestors forthe offering of sacrifice to the God of Israel, which was frequentlydone in high places. Broken down - By some of the Baalites, out oftheir enmity to the true God, whose temple, because they could not reach,they shewed their malignity in destroying his altars.

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.

18:33 With water - This they could quickly fetch, either from the riverKishon; or, if that was dried up, from the sea; both were at the foot ofthe mountain. This he did to make the miracle more glorious, and moreunquestionable.


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