27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry †aloud: for he is a god; either ||he is talking, or he †is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked. 28 And they cried aloud, and rcut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till †the blood gushed out upon them. 29 And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the †offering of sthe evening sacrifice, that there was tneither voice, nor any to answer, nor any †that regarded. 30 And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord that was ubroken down. 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, saying, xIsrael shall be thy 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 yput the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and zpour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood. 34 And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time. 35 And the water †ran round about the altar; and he filled athe trench also with water. 36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Lord bGod of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, clet it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that dI 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 hast turned their heart back again.
Heb. with a great voice. ver. 28.
Or, he meditateth. Comp. 2 Kin. 9:11 (Heb.).
Heb. hath a pursuit.
Heb. poured out blood upon them.
See Gen. 32:28.
See Lev. 1:7.
Comp. Judg. 6:20.
So Num. 16:28.