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14 And now thou sayest, Go tell thy LORD, Behold, Elijah is here : and he shall slay me.

i5 And Elijah said, As the Lord of Hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely shew myself unto him To-day.

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

17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?

18 And he answered, I have not troubled Israel, but thou and thy Father's House, in that ye have forsaken the Commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim.

19 Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto Mount Carmel, and the Prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the Prophets of the Groves four hundred, · which eat at Jezebel's Table.

20 So Ahab sent unto all the Children of Israel, and gathered the Prophets together unto Mount Carmel.

21 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.

22 Then said Elijah unto the People, 1, even I only remain a Prophet of the LORD; but Baal's Prophets are four hundred and fifty Men.

23 Let them therefore give us two Bullocks, and le: them chuse one Bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on Wood, and put no Fire under : and I wim dress the other Bullock, and lay it on Wood, and put to Fire under:

24 And call ye on the Name of your Gods, and I will call on the Name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by Fire, let him be God. And all the People answered and said, It is well spoken.

25 And Elijah said unto the Prophets of Baai, Chuse you one Bullock for yourselves, and dress it first, for ye are many: and call on the Name of your Gods, but put no Fire under.

26 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 : bur there was no Voice, nor any that answered : And they leap upon the Altar which was made.


27 Y And it came to pass Psal. xcvi. s For all the Gods of at Noon, that Elijah MOCK

the Nations are Idols: but the LORD

made the HEAVENS. ED them, and said, Cry a Psal. xcvii. 7 CONFOUNDED be all loud : for he is a God, either they that serve graven IMAGES, that

boast themselves of Idols; worship he is talking, or he is pursu

him all ye Gods. ing, or he is in a Journey, or Pfal. cxv. 3 But our God is in the peradventure he sleepeth, and HEAVENS : he hath done whatsoever

he pleased. must be awaked.

4. Their Idols are Silver and Gold, 28 And they cried aloud, the work of Mens Hands. and cut themselves after theirs. They have Mouths, but they

speak not; Eyes have they, but they manner with Knives and Lancets, till the Blood gushed 6 They have Ears, but they hear . out upon them.

not; Noies have they, but they smell

honor. 29 And it came to país 7 They have Hands, but they hanwhen Mid-day wast past, and dle not ; Feet have they, but they they prophesied until the time walk dot; neither speak they thro'

their Throat. of the Offering of the Even- 8 They that MAKE them are LIKE ing Sacrifice ; that there was unto them ; fo is every one that neither Voice, nor any to an- TRUSTETH in them. swer, nor any that regarded.

30 And ELIJAH said unto all the People, Come near unto me. And all the People came near unto him. And he repaired the Altar of the LORD that was broken down.

31 And ELIJAH took twelve Stones, according to the Number of the Tribes of the Sons of Jacob, unto whom the Word of the LORD came, saying, ISRAEL Ihall be thy Name.

32 And with the Stones he built an Altar in the Name of the LORD, and he made a Trench about the Altar, as great as would contain two Measures of Seed.

33 And he put the Wood in order, and cut the Bullock in pieces, and laid him on the Wood, and said, Fill four Barrels with Water, and pour it on the Burnt-facrifice, and

on the Wood faid, Do it the said, Do

34 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.

35 And the Water ran round about the Altar, and he filled the Trench also with Water.

36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the Evening-sacrifice, that Elijah the Prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this Day, that thou art God in Israel, and that I


am thy Servant, and that I have done all these Things at thy Word.

37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hat turned their Heart back again.

38 Then the Fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the Burnt-facrifice, and the Wood, and the Stones, and the Dust, and licked up the Water that was in the Trench.

39 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, : 40 And Elijah said unto 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 flew them there.

41 And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink, for there is a Sound of abundance of Rain.

42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink, and Elijah went up to the top of Carmel, and he cast himself down upon the Earth, and put his Face between his Knees, · 43 And 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.

44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little Cloud out of the Sea, like a Man's Hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy Chariot, and get thee down, that the Rain stop thee not.

45 And it came to pass in the mean while that the Heaven was black with Clouds and Wind, and there was a great Rain : and Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.

46 And the Hand of the LORD was on Elijah, and he girded up his Loins, and ran before Ahab to the Entrance of Jezreel.

CHA P. XIX. i Elijah threatned by Jezebel, fleeth to Beer-thebe: 4 Ir

the Wilderness being weary of his Life, is comforted by 63 Angel : 9 At Horeb God appeareth unto him, sending bisa to anoint Hazael, Jehu, and Elisha. 19 Elisha taking leat! of his Friends followeth Elijah.

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2 Then Jezebel sent a Messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the Gods do to me and more also, if I make not thy Life as the Life of one of them, by To-morrow about this time.

3 And when he saw that, he arose and went for his Life, and came to Beer-theba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his Servant there.

4 But he himself went a Day's Journey into the Wilderness, and came and sat down under a Juniper-tree : and he



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now, O LORD, take away my Life : for I am not better than my Fathers. ez And as he lavand lept Heb. i. ~ And of the Angels he

faith, who maketh his ÀNGELS Spaunder a Juniper-tree, behold then, an Angel touched him, Fire. and said unto him. Arise and •14 Are they nor all MINISTRING

SPIRITS, sent forth to MINISTER for eat.

them who shall be the Heirs of SALE 6 And he looked, and be- vation. hold, there was a Cake baken on the Coals, and a Cruse of Water at his Head : and he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.

À And the Angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise, and eat, because the Journey is too great for thee.

8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the Strength of that Meat forty Days, and forty Nights, unto Hores the Mount of God.

9 And he came thither unto a Cave, and lodged there, and behold, the Word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What dost thou here, Elijah?

10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of Hosts : for the Children of Israel have forsaken thy Covenant, thrown down thine Altars, and flain thy Prophets with the Sword, and I, even I only am left, and they seek my Life, to take it away.

11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the Mounik, before the LORD. And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong Wind rent the Mountains, and brake in pieces the Rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not


in the Wind : and after the Wind an Earthquake, but the LORD was not in the Earthquake.

12 And after the Earthquake, a Fire, but the LORD was not in the Fire: and after the Fire, a still small Voice.

13 And it was so when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his Face in his Mantle, and went out and stood in the entring in of the Cave: and behold, there came a Voice unto him, and said, What dost thou here, Elijah?

14 And he said I have been very jealous for the LORD God of Hosts, because the Children of Israel have forsaken thy Covenant, thrown down thine Altars, and sain thy Prophets with the Sword, and I, even I only am left, and they seek my Life, to take it away.

15 And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the Wilderness of Damascus; and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be King over Syria.

16 - And Jehu the Son of * Psal. lxxv. 6 Promotion comerk Nimshi shalt thou anoint to neither from the East, nor from the be King over Israel ; and E- Weft, nor from the South.

7 But God is the JUDGE: be putlisha the Son of Slaphat of TETH down one, and SETTETR up anAbel-meolah, shalt thou ac other. noint to be Prophet in thy, he Prophet in thy 8 For in the Hand of the LORD

there is a Cup, and the Wine is red; Room.

it is full of Mixture, and he poureth 17 And it shall come to out of the same; but the Dregs pars that him that efcapeth thereof, all the Wicked of the Earth

Thall bring them out and drink them. the Sword of Hazael, ihall Dan. ii. 20 Daniel answered and Jehu slay : and him that eso said, BLESSED be the Name of God capeth from the Sword of Te- for Ever and Ever: for Wisdom and

Might are his. hu, shall Elisha flay.

21 And he changeth the TIMES 18 * Yet I have left me and the Seasons : he REMOVETH feven thousand in Israel, all

Kings, and SETTETH UP KINGS: bs

giveth W 15 DOM unto the Wise, and the Knees which have not

KNOWLEDGE to them that know URbowed unto Baal, and every derstanding. Mouth which hath not kissed

Dan. iv. 4 I Nebuchadnezzar was

at Reft in mine House, and flourithe him.

ing in my Palace. 19 So he departed thence si raw a Dream which made me and found Elisha, who was Bed, and the Visions of my Head

afraid, and the Thoughts upon my plowing with twelve Yoke of troubled me. Oxen before him, and he with 13 I saw in the visions of my Head the twel the twelfth: And Elijah pale upon my Bed, and behold, a WATCH

: Ana Lhjan pal. ER and an Holy One came down fed by hirn, and cast his Man- from Heaven. tle upon him.

14 He cried aloud, and said thos, * 2 Tim. ii. , The LORD karwesh those that are his.

: 20 And

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