18:24 Then you 1 will invoke the name of your god, and I will invoke the name of the Lord. The god who responds with fire will demonstrate that he is the true God.” 2 All the people responded, “This will be a fair test.” 3
1 Kings 18:26Context
18:26 So they took a bull, as he had suggested, 4 and prepared it. They invoked the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, “Baal, answer us.” But there was no sound and no answer. They jumped 5 around on the altar they had made. 6
1 tn Elijah now directly addresses the prophets.
2 tn Heb “the God.”
3 tn Heb “The matter [i.e., proposal] is good [i.e., acceptable].”
4 tn Heb “and they took the bull which he allowed them.”
6 tc The MT has “which he made,” but some medieval Hebrew