1 Kings 18:15

“And Eliiah said, As the Lord of hostes liueth, before whom I stand, I will surely shew my selfe vnto him to day.”

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Other Translations

And Elijah said, [As] the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely shew myself unto him to day.
- King James Version

Elijah said, "As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Elijah said, As Jehovah of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself unto him to-day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Elijah said, By the life of the Lord of armies, whose servant I am, I will certainly let him see me today.
- Basic English Bible

And Elijah said, As Jehovah of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will certainly shew myself to him to-day.
- Darby Bible

And Elijah said, As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him to-day.
- Webster's Bible

Elijah said, "As Yahweh of Armies lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today."
- World English Bible

And Elijah saith, `Jehovah of Hosts liveth, before whom I have stood, surely to-day I appear unto him.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Elijah said: 'As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself unto him to-day.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for 1 Kings 18

  • Rod Allen
    Fascinating story. The area was one that abounded in naturally occurring naphtha. Note that Elijah was very keen to soak his bonfire in "water". My theory is that this was just this natural firelighter. One spark and whoosh! The lot went up. Very clever man, Elijah.
  • Kisembo
    God is great false prophets are real I have just observed we need to avoid and Identify them
  • BSP
    Verse 21~The people felt that they could have worship both ways, but Jehovah God deserves 100 percent.
  • Bruce
    Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
    Surely God operates by and through His laws, for no other law is.
    Fire that consumes water and causes even stone to disappear shows that water contains abundant power. Perhaps we get a view here as to how the pyramid stones were shaped.
  • BSP
    Verse 40~This verse shows the results of idolatry and the hatred that Jehovah God has for idolatry.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Our God answereth by fire! It is curious that some roadside god will be contending with the creator of heaven and earth! Our omnipotent God showed His power and put baal to shame. Its worshipers got the treatment they deserve. Pray that God will keep showing His might in our lives to bring down the stronghold of satan and its cohorts.

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