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14 And now thou fayeft, Go tell thy LORD, Behold, Elijah is here and he fhall flay me.

15 And Elijah faid, As the LORD of Hofts liveth, before whom I stand, I will furely fhew myfelf unto him To-day. 16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him: and Ahab went to meet Elijah.

17 And it came to pafs, when Ahab faw Elijah, that Ahab faid unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Ifrael?

18 And he answered, I have not troubled Ifrael, but thou and thy Father's Houfe, in that ye have forfaken the Commandments of the LORD, and thou haft followed Baalim.

19 Now therefore fend, and gather to me all Ifrael unto Mount Carmel, and the Prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the Prophets of the Groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's Table.

20 So Ahab fent unto all the Children of Ifrael, and gathered the Prophets together unto Mount Carmel.

21 And Elijah came unto all the People, and faid, How long halt ye between two Opinions? if the LORD be GOD, follow him but if Baal, then follow him. And the People anfwered him not a Word.

22 Then faid Elijah unto the People, I, even I only remain a Prophet of the LORD; but Baal's Prophets are four hundred and fifty Men.

23 Let them therefore give us two Bullocks, and le: them chufe one Bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on Wood, and put no Fire under: and I will drefs the other Bullock, and lay it on Wood, and put ro Fire under:

24 And call ye on the Name of your Gods, and I will call on the Name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by Fire, let him be God. And all the People answered and faid, It is well spoken.

25 And Elijah faid unto the Prophets of Baai, Chufe you one Bullock for yourfelves, and drefs it firft, for ye are many and call on the Name of your Gods, but put no Fire under.

26 And they took the Bullock which was given them, and they dreffed it, and called on the Name of Baal from Morning even until Noon, faying, O Baal, hear us: but there was no Voice, nor any that anfwered: And they leapt upon the Altar which was made.

Pfal. xcvi. s For all the Gods of the NATIONS are IDOLS: but the LORD made the HEAVENS.

27

y And it came to pass at Noon, that Elijah MOCKED them, and faid, Cry aloud: for he is a God, either he is talking, or he is purfuing, or he is in a Journey, or peradventure he fleepeth, and must be awaked.

Pfal. xcvii. 7 CONFOUNDED be all they that SERVE graven IMAGES, that boaft themselves of Idols; worship him all ye GODS.

Pfal. cxv. 3 But our God is in the

HEAVENS he hath done whatsoever he pleased.

4 Their Idols are Silver and Gold, the WORK of Mens Hands.

s They have Mouths, but they fpeak not; Eyes have they, but they

28 And they cried aloud, and cut themfelves after their manner with Knives and Lan-ee not. cets, till the Blood gufhed" out upon them. ⚫29 And it came to pafs when Mid-day waft paft, and they prophefied until the time of the Offering of the Evening Sacrifice; that there was neither Voice, nor any to anfwer, nor any that regarded.

30 And ELIJAH faid unto all the People, Come near unto me. And all the People came near unto him. he repaired the Altar of the LORD that was broken down.

And

31 And ELIJAH took twelve Stones, according to the Number of the Tribes of the Sons of Jacob, unto whom the Word of the LORD came, faying, ISRAEL fhall be thy

6 They have Ears, but they hear not; Noles have they, but they smell

not.

7 They have Hands, but they handle not; Feet have they, but they walk not; neither speak they thro

their Throat.

8 They that MAKE them are LIKE unto them; fo is every one that TRUSTETH in them.

Name.

32 And with the Stones he built an Altar in the Name of the LORD, and he made a Trench about the Altar, as great as would contain two Measures of Seed.

33 And he put the Wood in order, and cut the Bullock in pieces, and laid him on the Wood, and faid, Fill four Barrels with Water, and pour it on the Burnt-facrifice, and on the Wood.

34 And he faid, Do it the fecond time. And they did it the second time. And he faid, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time.

35 And the Water ran round about the Altar, and he filled the Trench alfo with Water.

36 And it came to pafs at the time of the offering of the Evening-facrifice, that Elijah the Prophet came near, and faid, LORD God of Abraham, Ifaac, and of Ifrael, let it be known this Day, that thou art GOD in Ifrael, and that I

am

am thy Servant, and that I have done all these Things at thy Word.

37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this People may know that thou art the LORD GOD, and that thou haft turned their Heart back again.

38 Then the Fire of the LORD fell, and confumed the Burnt-facrifice, and the Wood, and the Stones, and the Duft, and licked up the Water that was in the Trench.

39 And when all the People faw it, they fell on their Faces and they faid, The LORD, he is the GOD, the LORD, he is the GOD.

49 And Elijah faid unto them, Take the Prophets of Baal, let not one of them efcape: And they took them, and Elijah brought them down to the Brook Kishon, and flew them there.

41 And Elijah faid unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink, for there is a Sound of abundance of Rain.

42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink, and Elijah went up to the top of Carmel, and he caft himself down upon the Earth, and put his Face between his Knees,

43 And faid to his Servant, Go up now, look toward the Sea. And he went up and looked, and faid, There is nothing. And he faid, Go again seven times.

44 And it came to pafs at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there arifeth a little Cloud out of the Sea, like a Man's Hand. And he faid, Go up, fay unto Ahab, Prepare thy Chariot, and get thee down, that the Rain ftop thee not.

45 And it came to pafs in the mean while that the Hea ven was black with Clouds and Wind, and there was a great Rain and Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.

46 And the Hand of the LORD was on Elijah, and he girded up his Loins, and ran before Ahab to the Entrance of Jezreel.

CHAP.

XIX.

Elijah threatned by Jezebel, fleeth to Beer-fheba: 4 In the Wilderness being weary of his Life, is comforted by an Angel: 9 At Horeb God appeareth unto him, fending him to anoint Hazael, Jehu, and Elisha. 19 Elisha taking leave of his Friends followeth Elijah.

Ver. 1A and withal, how he had flain all the Prophets with

ND Ahab told all that had

the Sword.

2 Then Jezebel fent à Meffenger unto Elijah, faying, So let the Gods do to me and more alfo, if I make not thy Life as the Life of one of them, by To-morrow about this time.

3 And when he faw that, he arofe and went for his Life, and came to Beer-fheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his Servant there.

4 But he himself went a Day's Journey into the Wildernefs, and came and fat down under a Juniper-tree and he requested for himself that he might die, and faid, It is enough now, O LORD, take away my Life: for I am not better than my Fathers.

52 And as he lay and flept under a Juniper-tree, behold then, an ANGEL touched him, and faid unto him, Arise and eat.

* Heb. i. 7 And of the ANGELS he faith, Whɔ maketh his ANGELS SPIRITS, and his Minifters a Flame of Fire.

14 Are they nor all MINISTRING SPIRITS, fent forth to MINISTER for them who fhall be the HEIRS of SAL vÁTION.

6 And he looked, and behold, there was a Cake baken

on the Coals, and a Crufe of Water at his Head: and he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.

7 And the Angel of the LORD came again the fecond time, and touched him, and faid, Arife, and eat, because the Journey is too great for thee.

8 And he arofe, and did eat and drink, and went in the Strength of that Meat forty Days, and forty Nights, unto HOREB the Mount of GOD.

9 And he came thither unto a Cave, and lodged there, and behold, the Word of the LORD came to him, and he faid unto him, What dost thou here, Elijah?

10 And he faid, I have been very jealous for the LORD GOD of Hofts: for the Children of Ifrael have forfaken thy Covenant, thrown down thine Altars, and flain thy Prophets with the Sword, and I, even I only am left, and they seek my Life, to take it away.

1 And he faid, Go forth, and ftand upon the Mount before the LORD. And behold, the LORD paffed by, and a great and ftrong Wind rent the Mountains, and brake in pieces the Rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not

in the Wind and after the Wind an Earthquake, but the LORD was not in the Earthquake.

12 And after the Earthquake, a Fire, but the LORD was not in the Fire: and after the Fire, a ftill fmall Voice.

13 And it was fo when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his Face in his Mantle, and went out and stood in the entring in of the Cave: and behold, there came a Voice unto him, and faid, What doft thou here, Elijah?

14 And he faid I have been very jealous for the LORD GoD of Hofts, because the Children of Ifrael have forfaken thy Covenant, thrown down thine Altars, and flain thy Prophets with the Sword, and I, even I only am left, and they feek my Life, to take it away.

15 And the LORD faid unto him, Go, return on thy way to the Wilderness of Damafcus; and when thou comeft, anoint Hazael to be King over Syria.

16 And Jehu the Son of Nimfhi fhalt thou anoint to be King over Ifrael; and Elifha the Son of Shaphat of Abel-meolah, fhalt thou anoint to be Prophet in thy

Room.

17 And it fhall come to país, that him that escapeth the Sword of Hazael, fhall Jehu flay and him that efcapeth from the Sword of Jehu, fhall Elifha flay.

18 Yet I have left me feven thousand in Ifrael, all the Knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every Mouth which hath not kiffed him.

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19 So he departed thence and found Elisha, who was plowing with twelve Yoke of Oxen before him, and he with the twelfth And Elijah paffed by him, and caft his Mantle upon him.

Pfal. lxxv. 6 Promotion cometh neither from the Eaft, nor from the Weft, nor from the South.

7 But God is the JUDGE: be PUTTETH down one, and SETTETH up another. there is a CUP, and the Wine is red;

8 For in the Hand of the LoRD

it is full of Mixture, and he poureth out of the fame; but the Dregs thereof, all the Wicked of the Earth fhall bring them out and drink them.

Dan. ii. 20 Daniel anfwered and

faid, BLESSED be the Name of GoD MIGHT are HIS.

for Ever and Ever: for WISDOM and

21 And he changeth the TIMES and the SEASONS: he REMOVETH KINGS, and SETTETH UP KINGS: he giveth WISDOM unto the Wife, and KNOWLEDGE to them that know Underftanding.

Dan. iv. 4 I Nebuchadnezzar was

at Reft in mine Houfe, and flourishing in my Palace.

s I faw a Dream which made me Bed, and the Vifions of my Head afraid, and the Thoughts upon my troubled me.

13 I faw in the Visions of my Head ER and an HOLY ONE came down upon my Bed, and behold, a WATCHfrom Heaven.

14 He cried aloud, and faid thus,

* 2 Tim. ii. 9 The Lord knoweth those that are bis.

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