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1 Kings 18:21

Context
18:21 Elijah approached all the people and said, “How long are you going to be paralyzed by indecision? 1  If the Lord is the true God, 2  then follow him, but if Baal is, follow him!” But the people did not say a word.

1 Kings 18:36-37

Context
18:36 When it was time for the evening offering, 3  Elijah the prophet approached the altar 4  and prayed: “O Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, prove 5  today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. 18:37 Answer me, O Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, O Lord, are the true God 6  and that you are winning back their allegiance.” 7 

1 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.

2 tn Heb “the God.”

3 tn Heb “at the offering up of the offering.”

4 tn The words “the altar” are supplied in the translation for clarification.

5 tn Heb “let it be known.”

6 tn Heb “the God.”

7 tn Heb “that you are turning their heart[s] back.”



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