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1 Kings 18:18

Context
18:18 Elijah 1  replied, “I have not brought disaster 2  on Israel. But you and your father’s dynasty have, by abandoning the Lord’s commandments and following the Baals.

1 Kings 18:21

Context
18:21 Elijah approached all the people and said, “How long are you going to be paralyzed by indecision? 3  If the Lord is the true God, 4  then follow him, but if Baal is, follow him!” But the people did not say a word.

1 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Elijah) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

2 tn Or “trouble.”

3 tn Heb “How long are you going to limp around on two crutches?” (see HALOT 762 s.v. סְעִפִּים). In context this idiomatic expression refers to indecision rather than physical disability.

4 tn Heb “the God.”



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