Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And Elijah came near to all the people, and said, How long do ye go limping between the two sides? If LORD be God, follow him, but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

New American Standard Bible

Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people did not answer him a word.

King James Version

And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

Holman Bible

Then Elijah approached all the people and said, “How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If Yahweh is God, follow Him. But if Baal, follow him.” But the people didn’t answer him a word.

International Standard Version

where Elijah approached all the people and asked them, "How long will you keep hesitating between both sides? If the LORD is God, go after him. If Baal, go after him." But the people didn't say a word.

American Standard Version

And Elijah came near unto all the people, and said, How long go ye limping between the two sides? if Jehovah be God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

Amplified

Elijah approached all the people and said, “How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people [of Israel] did not answer him [so much as] a word.

Bible in Basic English

And Elijah came near to all the people and said, How long will you go on balancing between two opinions? if the Lord is God, then give worship to him; but if Baal, give worship to him. And the people said not a word in answer.

Darby Translation

Then Elijah drew near to all the people, and said, How long do ye halt between two opinions? if Jehovah be God, follow him; and if Baal, follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

Julia Smith Translation

And Elijah will draw near to all the people and say, How long halt ye upon two opinions? if Jehovah is God, go ye after him: and if Baal, go ye after him. And the people answered him not a word.

King James 2000

And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long do you halt between two opinions? if the LORD is God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Elijah approached to all the people and said, "How long [will] you [go] limping over two opinions? If Yahweh [is] God, go after him; but if Baal, go after him." But the people did not answer him a word.

Modern King James verseion

And Elijah came to all the people and said, How long are you limping over two opinions? If Jehovah is God, follow Him. But if Baal is God, then follow him. And the people did not answer him a word.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Elijah came unto all the people and said, "Why halt ye between two opinions? If the LORD be very God, follow him: or if Baal be he, follow him." And the people answered him not one word.

NET Bible

Elijah approached all the people and said, "How long are you going to be paralyzed by indecision? If the Lord is the true God, then follow him, but if Baal is, follow him!" But the people did not say a word.

New Heart English Bible

Elijah came near to all the people, and said, "How long will you keep limping between two positions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him." But the people did not answer him a word.

The Emphasized Bible

And Elijah drew near unto all the people, and said - How long are ye limping on the two divided opinions? If, Yahweh, be GOD, follow, him, but, if, Baal, follow, him. But the people answered him, not a word.

Webster

And Elijah came to all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD is God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

World English Bible

Elijah came near to all the people, and said, "How long will you waver between the two sides? If Yahweh is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him." The people answered him not a word.

Youngs Literal Translation

and Elijah cometh nigh unto all the people, and saith, 'Till when are ye leaping on the two branches? -- if Jehovah is God, go after Him; and if Baal, go after him;' and the people have not answered him a word.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אליּהוּ אליּה 
'Eliyah 
Usage: 71

נגשׁ 
Nagash 
Usage: 125

עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

and said

Usage: 0

פּסח 
Pacach 
Usage: 7

שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

שׂעף סעף 
Ca`iph 
Usage: 3

if the Lord

Usage: 0

be God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

follow him but if Baal
בּעל 
Ba`al 
Usage: 81

ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

him. And the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Kings 18:21

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Images 1 Kings 18:21

Context Readings

Elijah And The Prophets Of Baal On Mount Carmel

20 So Ahab sent to all the sons of Israel, and gathered the prophets together to mount Carmel. 21 And Elijah came near to all the people, and said, How long do ye go limping between the two sides? If LORD be God, follow him, but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. 22 Then Elijah said to the people, I, even I only, am left a prophet of LORD, but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men.



Cross References

Joshua 24:15

And if it seems evil to you to serve LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell. But as for me and my hou

2 Kings 17:41

So these nations feared LORD, and served their graven images, their sons likewise, and their son's sons, as did their fathers, so do they to this day.

Matthew 6:24

No man can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or he will hold to one, and disparage the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

1 Samuel 7:3

And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return to LORD with all your heart, then put away the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth from among you, and direct your hearts to LORD, and serve him only. And he will deli

1 Corinthians 10:21-22

Ye cannot drink the cup of Lord, and the cup of demons. Ye cannot be partakers of a table of Lord, and of a table of demons.

Genesis 24:50

Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceeds from LORD; we cannot speak to thee bad or good.

Genesis 44:16

And Judah said, What shall we say to my lord? What shall we speak, or how shall we clear ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of thy servants. Behold, we are my lord's bondmen, both we, and he also in whose hand the cup is fou

Exodus 5:1-2

And afterward Moses and Aaron came, and said to Pharaoh, Thus says LORD, the God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.

Deuteronomy 4:35

It was shown to thee, that thou might know that LORD he is God. There is none else besides him.

Joshua 24:23-24

Now therefore, [he said], put away the foreign gods which are among you, and incline your heart to LORD, the God of Israel.

1 Kings 18:39

And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces. And they said, LORD, he is God, LORD, he is God.

1 Chronicles 17:26

And now, O LORD, thou are God, and have promised this good thing to thy servant,

2 Chronicles 33:13

And he prayed to him. And he was entreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that LORD he was God.

2 Chronicles 33:13-5

And he prayed to him. And he was entreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that LORD he was God.

Psalm 100:3

Know ye that LORD, he is God. It is he who has made us, and we are his. We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Zephaniah 1:5

and those who worship the host of heaven upon the housetops, and those who worship, who swear to LORD and swear by Malcam,

Matthew 22:12

And he says to him, Friend, how did thou come in here not having a wedding garment? But he was speechless.

Matthew 22:34

But the Pharisees, having heard that he silenced the Sadducees, they came together in the same place.

Matthew 22:36

Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?

Luke 6:13

And when it became day, he called his disciples, and chose twelve from them, whom he also named apostles:

Romans 3:19

Now we know that as many things as the law says, it says to those in the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become accountable to God.

Romans 6:16-22

Know ye not, that to what ye present yourselves as bondmen for obedience, ye are bondmen to what ye obey, whether of sin for death, or of obedience for righteousness?

2 Corinthians 6:14-16

Do not become unequally yoked with unbelievers, for what partnership has righteousness and lawlessness? And what fellowship has light with darkness?

Revelation 3:15-16

I know thy works, that thou are neither cold nor hot. O that thou were cold or hot.

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