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 18:21Context
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.”