1 Kings 18:20
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New International Version
So Ahab sent word throughout all Israel and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel.

New Living Translation
So Ahab summoned all the people of Israel and the prophets to Mount Carmel.

English Standard Version
So Ahab sent to all the people of Israel and gathered the prophets together at Mount Carmel.

New American Standard Bible
So Ahab sent a message among all the sons of Israel and brought the prophets together at Mount Carmel.

King James Bible
So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Ahab summoned all the Israelites and gathered the prophets at Mount Carmel.

International Standard Version
Ahab sent for the Israelis and brought the prophets together at Mount Carmel,

NET Bible
Ahab sent messengers to all the Israelites and had the prophets assemble at Mount Carmel.

New Heart English Bible
So Ahab sent to all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together at Mount Carmel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Ahab sent word to all the Israelites and brought the prophets together on Mount Carmel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.

New American Standard 1977
So Ahab sent a message among all the sons of Israel, and brought the prophets together at Mount Carmel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Ahab sent unto all the sons of Israel and gathered the prophets together unto Mount Carmel.

King James 2000 Bible
So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.

American King James Version
So Ahab sent to all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together to mount Carmel.

American Standard Version
So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Achab sent to all the children of Israel, and gathered together the prophets unto mount Carmel.

Darby Bible Translation
So Ahab sent to all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.

English Revised Version
So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.

Webster's Bible Translation
So Ahab sent to all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets to mount Carmel.

World English Bible
So Ahab sent to all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together to Mount Carmel.

Young's Literal Translation
And Ahab sendeth among all the sons of Israel, and gathereth the prophets unto the mount of Carmel;
Study Bible
Elijah on Mount Carmel
19"Now then send and gather to me all Israel at Mount Carmel, together with 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of the Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table." 20So Ahab sent a message among all the sons of Israel and brought the prophets together at Mount Carmel. 21Elijah came near to all the people and said, "How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him." But the people did not answer him a word.…
Cross References
1 Kings 18:19
"Now then send and gather to me all Israel at Mount Carmel, together with 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of the Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table."

1 Kings 18:21
Elijah came near to all the people and said, "How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him." But the people did not answer him a word.

1 Kings 18:42
So Ahab went up to eat and drink. But Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees.

2 Kings 2:25
He went from there to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria.
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So Ahab sent to all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together to mount Carmel.

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1 Kings 22:9 Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Hasten here …

Verse 20. - So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto Mount Carmel, ["The persecuting king became a passive instrument in the hand of the persecuted prophet" (Stanley). His ready compliance with Elijah's request, notwithstanding the bitter hatred of the man which he had just betrayed, is easily explained. It was not so much that "he bowed before the spiritual supremacy of the prophet, which impressed him" (Bahr), as that he hoped, from his reappearance, that he was now about to speak the word (1 Kings 17:1) and give rain upon the earth, and Ahab was willing to take any measures which would conduce with that result. It would take some days to collect the representatives of the tribes.] So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel,.... By messengers, requiring their attendance at Mount Carmel at such a time, at least their chief and principal men:

and gathered the prophets together unto Mount Carmel; the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal, but not the four hundred prophets of the groves; for of them we have no account afterwards, only of the former; it may be they were not at the command of Ahab, only of Jezebel, at whose table they ate, who would not suffer them to go. 20. mount Carmel—is a bold, bluff promontory, which extends from the western coast of Palestine, at the bay of Acre, for many miles eastward, to the central hills of Samaria. It is a long range, presenting many summits, and intersected by a number of small ravines. The spot where the contest took place is situated at the eastern extremity, which is also the highest point of the whole ridge. It is called El-Mohhraka, "the Burning," or "the Burnt Place." No spot could have been better adapted for the thousands of Israel to have stood drawn up on those gentle slopes. The rock shoots up in an almost perpendicular wall of more than two hundred feet in height, on the side of the vale of Esdraelon. This wall made it visible over the whole plain, and from all the surrounding heights, where gazing multitudes would be stationed.18:17-20 One may guess how people stand affected to God, by observing how they stand affected to his people and ministers. It has been the lot of the best and most useful men, like Elijah, to be called and counted the troublers of the land. But those who cause God's judgments do the mischief, not he that foretells them, and warns the nation to repent.
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