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1 Kings 18:24

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 18:26

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.”

5 tn Heb “limped” (the same verb is used in v. 21).

6 tc The MT has “which he made,” but some medieval Hebrew mss and the ancient versions have the plural form of the verb.

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