1 Kings 18:30–40

30 Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come here to me.” They came to him, and he repaired the altard of the Lord, which had been torn down. 31 Elijah took twelve stones, one for each of the tribes descended from Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord had come, saying, “Your name shall be Israel.”e 32 With the stones he built an altar in the namef of the Lord, and he dug a trench around it large enough to hold two seahsa of seed. 33 He arrangedg the wood, cut the bull into pieces and laid it on the wood. Then he said to them, “Fill four large jars with water and pour it on the offering and on the wood.”

34 “Do it again,” he said, and they did it again.

“Do it a third time,” he ordered, and they did it the third time. 35 The water ran down around the altar and even filled the trench.

36 At the timeh of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: “Lord, the God of Abraham,i Isaac and Israel, let it be knownj today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command.k 37 Answer me, Lord, answer me, so these people will knowl that you, Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.”

38 Then the firem of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.

39 When all the people saw this, they fell prostraten and cried, “The Lord—he is God! The Lord—he is God!”o

40 Then Elijah commanded them, “Seize the prophets of Baal. Don’t let anyone get away!” They seized them, and Elijah had them brought down to the Kishon Valleyp and slaughteredq there.

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