1 Kings 18:39

“And when all the people sawe it, they fell on their faces: and they saide, The Lord, he is the God, the Lord, he is the God.”

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And when all the people saw [it], they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he [is] the God; the LORD, he [is] the God.
- King James Version

When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, "The LORD, He is God; the LORD, He is God."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, Jehovah, he is God; Jehovah, he is God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when the people saw it, they all went down on their faces, and said, The Lord, he is God, the Lord, he is God.
- Basic English Bible

And all the people saw [it], and they fell on their faces and said, Jehovah, he is God! Jehovah, he is God!
- Darby Bible

And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.
- Webster's Bible

When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces. They said, "Yahweh, he is God! Yahweh, he is God!"
- World English Bible

And all the people see, and fall on their faces, and say, `Jehovah, He [is] the God, Jehovah, He [is] the God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said: 'The LORD, He is God; the LORD, He is God.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 18:39


18:39 They fell - In acknowledgment of the true God.He is God - He alone; and Baal is a senseless idol. And theydouble the words, to note their abundant satisfaction and assuranceof the truth of their assertion.


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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