1 Kings 18:2

“And Eliiah went to shew himselfe vnto Ahab, and there was a sore famine in Samaria.”

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And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab. And [there was] a sore famine in Samaria.
- King James Version

So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine {was} severe in Samaria.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Elijah went to show himself unto Ahab. And the famine was sore in Samaria.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So Elijah went to let Ahab see him. Now there was no food to be had in Samaria.
- Basic English Bible

And Elijah went to shew himself to Ahab. And the famine was severe in Samaria.
- Darby Bible

And Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. And there was a grievous famine in Samaria.
- Webster's Bible

Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. The famine was severe in Samaria.
- World English Bible

and Elijah goeth to appear unto Ahab. And the famine is severe in Samaria,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Elijah went to show himself unto Ahab. And the famine was sore in Samaria.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 18:2


18:2 Elijah went - Wherein he shews a strong faith, and resoluteobedience, and invincible courage, that he durst at God's commandrun into the mouth of this raging lion.


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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