The woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a prophet and that the Lord really does speak through you.” 1
Then the woman said to Elijah, "Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD from your mouth is the truth."
Then the woman said to Elijah, "Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth."
Then the woman told Elijah, "Now I know for sure that you are a man of God, and that the LORD truly speaks through you."
The woman said to Elijah, "I see it all now--you [are] a holy man. When you speak, GOD speaks--a true word!"
Then the woman said to Elijah, Now I am certain that you are a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is true.
So the woman said to Elijah, "Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth."
Then the woman said to Elijah, "Now by this I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is the truth."
And the woman
Now by this
that thou [art] a man
[and] that the word
of the LORD
in thy mouth
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you are a prophet
and that the Lord
does speakthrough you.”
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1 tn Heb “you are a man of God and the word of the
sn This episode is especially significant in light of Ahab’s decision to promote Baal worship in Israel. In Canaanite mythology the drought that swept over the region (v. 1) would signal that Baal, a fertility god responsible for providing food for his subjects, had been defeated by the god of death and was imprisoned in the underworld. While Baal was overcome by death and unable to function like a king, Israel’s God demonstrated his sovereignty and superiority to death by providing food for a widow and restoring life to her son. And he did it all in Sidonian territory, Baal’s back yard, as it were. The episode demonstrates that Israel’s God, not Baal, is the true king who provides food and controls life and death. This polemic against Baalism reaches its climax in the next chapter, when the