Thematic Bible

1 Kings 18:1 (show verse)

And it came to pass after many days, that the word of LORD came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, Go, show thyself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth.

1 Kings 18:2 (show verse)

And Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. And the famine was severe in Samaria.

1 Kings 18:3 (show verse)

And Ahab called Obadiah, who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared LORD greatly;

1 Kings 18:4 (show verse)

for it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of LORD, that Obadiah took a hundred prophets, and hid them by fifties in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)

1 Kings 18:5 (show verse)

And Ahab said to Obadiah, Go through the land, to all the fountains of water, and to all the brooks. Perhaps we may find grass and save the horses and mules alive, that we not lose all the beasts.

1 Kings 18:6 (show verse)

So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it; Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

1 Kings 18:7 (show verse)

And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, Elijah met him. And he knew him, and fell on his face, and said, Is it thou, my lord Elijah?

1 Kings 18:8 (show verse)

And he answered him, It is I. Go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah [is here].

1 Kings 18:9 (show verse)

And he said, How have I sinned that thou would deliver thy servant into the hand of Ahab to kill me?

1 Kings 18:10 (show verse)

As LORD thy God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my lord has not sent to seek thee. And when they said, He is not here, he took an oath from the kingdom and nation that they did not find thee.

1 Kings 18:11 (show verse)

And now thou say, Go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah [is here].

1 Kings 18:12 (show verse)

And it will come to pass, as soon as I am gone from thee, that the Spirit of LORD will carry thee where I know not. And so when I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot find thee, he will kill me. But I thy servant fear LORD from my you

1 Kings 18:13 (show verse)

Was it not told my lord what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets of LORD, how I hid a hundred men of LORD's prophets by fifties in a cave, and fed them with bread and water?

1 Kings 18:14 (show verse)

And now thou say, Go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah [is here], and he will kill me.

1 Kings 18:15 (show verse)

And Elijah said, As LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today.

1 Kings 18:16 (show verse)

So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah.

1 Kings 18:17 (show verse)

And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, Is it thou, thou troubler of Israel?

1 Kings 18:18 (show verse)

And he answered, I have not troubled Israel, but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of LORD, and thou have followed the Baalim.

1 Kings 18:19 (show verse)

Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel to mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the Asherah four hundred, who eat at Jezebel's table.

1 Kings 18:20 (show verse)

So Ahab sent to all the sons of Israel, and gathered the prophets together to mount Carmel.

1 Kings 18:21 (show verse)

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.

1 Kings 18:22 (show verse)

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.

1 Kings 18:23 (show verse)

Let them therefore give us two bullocks, and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under. And I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on the wood, and put no fi

1 Kings 18:24 (show verse)

And call ye on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of LORD. And the God that answers by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.

1 Kings 18:25 (show verse)

And Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first, for ye are many, and call on the name of your god, but put no fire under.

1 Kings 18:26 (show verse)

And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped about the alt

1 Kings 18:27 (show verse)

And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is meditating, or he is gone aside, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he sleeps and must be awakened.

1 Kings 18:28 (show verse)

And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lances, till the blood gushed out upon them.

1 Kings 18:29 (show verse)

And it was so, when midday was past, that they prophesied until the time of the offering of the [evening] oblation, but there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.

1 Kings 18:30 (show verse)

And Elijah said to all the people, Come near to me. And all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of LORD that was thrown down.

1 Kings 18:31 (show verse)

And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob to whom the word of LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name.

1 Kings 18:32 (show verse)

And with the stones he built an altar in the name of LORD. And he made a trench around the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.

1 Kings 18:33 (show verse)

And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid it on the wood. And he said, Fill four jars with water, and pour it on the burnt-offering, and on the wood.

1 Kings 18:34 (show verse)

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.

1 Kings 18:35 (show verse)

And the water ran round about the altar, and he also filled the trench with water.

1 Kings 18:36 (show verse)

And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the [evening] oblation, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, O LORD, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou are God in Israel, and

1 Kings 18:37 (show verse)

Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou, LORD, are God, and [that] thou have turned their heart back again.

1 Kings 18:38 (show verse)

Then the fire of LORD fell, and consumed the burnt-offering, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.

1 Kings 18:39 (show verse)

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

1 Kings 18:40 (show verse)

and Elijah said to them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them, and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and killed them there.

1 Kings 18:41 (show verse)

And Elijah said to Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink, for there is the sound of abundance of rain.

1 Kings 18:42 (show verse)

So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel, and he bowed himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees.

1 Kings 18:43 (show verse)

And he said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times.

1 Kings 18:44 (show verse)

And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, a cloud rises out of the sea, as small as a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say to Ahab, Make ready [thy chariot], and get thee down, that the rain not stop thee.

1 Kings 18:45 (show verse)

And it came to pass in a little while, that the heavens grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.

1 Kings 18:46 (show verse)

And the hand of LORD was on Elijah, and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.