18:36 When it was time for the evening offering, 1 Elijah the prophet approached the altar 2 and prayed: “O Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, prove 3 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 4 and that you are winning back their allegiance.” 5 18:38 Then fire from the Lord fell from the sky. 6 It consumed the offering, the wood, the stones, and the dirt, and licked up the water in the trench. 18:39 When all the people saw this, they threw themselves down with their faces to the ground and said, “The Lord is the true God! 7 The Lord is the true God!” 18:40 Elijah told them, “Seize the prophets of Baal! Don’t let even one of them escape!” So they seized them, and Elijah led them down to the Kishon Valley and executed 8 them there.
1 tn Heb “at the offering up of the offering.”
2 tn The words “the altar” are supplied in the translation for clarification.
3 tn Heb “let it be known.”
4 tn Heb “the God.”
5 tn Heb “that you are turning their heart[s] back.”
6 tn The words “from the sky” are added for stylistic reasons.
7 tn Heb “the God” (the phrase occurs twice in this verse).
8 tn Or “slaughtered.”