1 Kings 18:28

“And they cried loud, and cut themselues after their maner, with kniues, and lancers, till the blood gushed out vpon them.”

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Other Translations

And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.
- King James Version

So they cried with a loud voice and cut themselves according to their custom with swords and lances until the blood gushed out on them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lances, till the blood gushed out upon them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So they gave loud cries, cutting themselves with knives and swords, as was their way, till the blood came streaming out all over them.
- Basic English Bible

And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with swords and spears, till the blood gushed out upon them.
- Darby Bible

And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.
- Webster's Bible

They cried aloud, and cut themselves in their way with knives and lances, until the blood gushed out on them.
- World English Bible

And they call with a loud voice, and cut themselves, according to their ordinance, with swords and with spears, till a flowing of blood [is] on them;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with swords and lances, till the blood gushed out upon them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 18:28


18:28 Cut themselves - Mingling their own blood with their sacrifices;as knowing by experience, that nothing was more acceptable to their Baal(who was indeed the devil) than human blood; and hoping thereby to movetheir god to help them. And this indeed was the practice of divers Heathensin the worship of their false gods.


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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