1 Kings 18:34

“And hee said, Doe it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Doe it the third time. And they did it the third time.”

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Other Translations

And he said, Do [it] the second time. And they did [it] the second time. And he said, Do [it] the third time. And they did [it] the third time.
- King James Version

And he said, "Fill four pitchers with water and pour {it} on the burnt offering and on the wood. And he said, "Do it a second time," and they did it a second time. And he said, "Do it a third time," and they did it a third time."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, Do it the second time; and they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time; and they did it the third time.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, Do it a third time, and they did it a third time.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time.
- Darby Bible

And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time.
- Webster's Bible

He said, "Do it a second time;" and they did it the second time. He said, "Do it a third time;" and they did it the third time.
- World English Bible

and he saith, `Do [it] a second time;' and they do [it] a second time; and he saith, `Do [it] a third time;' and they do [it] a third time;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said: 'Fill four jars with water, and pour it on the burnt-offering, and on the wood.' And he said: 'Do it the second time'; and they did it the second time. And he said: 'Do it the third time'; and they did it the third time.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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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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