1 Kings 18:39
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New International Version
When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, "The LORD--he is God! The LORD--he is God!"

New Living Translation
And when all the people saw it, they fell face down on the ground and cried out, "The LORD--he is God! Yes, the LORD is God!"

English Standard Version
And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, “The LORD, he is God; the LORD, he is God.”

New American Standard Bible
When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, "The LORD, He is God; the LORD, He is God."

King James Bible
And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When all the people saw it, they fell facedown and said, "Yahweh, He is God! Yahweh, He is God!"

International Standard Version
When all the people saw what had happened, they fell flat on their faces and cried out "The LORD is God! The LORD is God!"

NET Bible
When all the people saw this, they threw themselves down with their faces to the ground and said, "The LORD is the true God! The LORD is the true God!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All the people saw it and immediately bowed down to the ground. "The LORD is God!" they said. "The LORD is God!"

Jubilee Bible 2000
And seeing it, all the people fell on their faces, and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.

King James 2000 Bible
And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.

American King James Version
And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.

American Standard Version
And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, Jehovah, he is God; Jehovah, he is God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when all the people saw this, they fell on their faces, and they said: The Lord he is God, the Lord he is God.

Darby Bible Translation
And all the people saw [it], and they fell on their faces and said, Jehovah, he is God! Jehovah, he is God!

English Revised Version
And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is God; the LORD, he is God.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.

World English Bible
When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces. They said, "Yahweh, he is God! Yahweh, he is God!"

Young's Literal Translation
And all the people see, and fall on their faces, and say, 'Jehovah, He is the God, Jehovah, He is the God.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

18:21-40 Many of the people wavered in their judgment, and varied in their practice. Elijah called upon them to determine whether Jehovah or Baal was the self-existent, supreme God, the Creator, Governor, and Judge of the world, and to follow him alone. It is dangerous to halt between the service of God and the service of sin, the dominion of Christ and the dominion of our lusts. If Jesus be the only Saviour, let us cleave to him alone for every thing; if the Bible be the world of God, let us reverence and receive the whole of it, and submit our understanding to the Divine teaching it contains. Elijah proposed to bring the matter to a trial. Baal had all the outward advantages, but the event encourages all God's witnesses and advocates never to fear the face of man. The God that answers by fire, let him be God: the atonement was to be made by sacrifice, before the judgment could be removed in mercy. The God therefore that has power to pardon sin, and to signify it by consuming the sin-offering, must needs be the God that can relieve from the calamity. God never required his worshippers to honour him in the manner of the worshippers of Baal; but the service of the devil, though sometimes it pleases and pampers the body, yet, in other things, really is cruel to it, as in envy and drunkenness. God requires that we mortify our lusts and corruptions; but bodily penances and severities are no pleasure to him. Who has required these things at your hands? A few words uttered in assured faith, and with fervent affection for the glory of God, and love to the souls of men, or thirstings after the Lord's image and his favour, form the effectual, fervent prayer of the righteous man, which availeth much. Elijah sought not his own glory, but that of God, for the good of the people. The people are all agreed, convinced, and satisfied; Jehovah, he is the God. Some, we hope, had their hearts turned, but most of them were convinced only, not converted. Blessed are they that have not seen what these saw, yet have believed, and have been wrought upon by it, more than they that saw it.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 39. - And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces [As in Leviticus 9:24; 2 Chronicles 7:3; cf. Numbers 22:31; Joshua 5:14; Revelation 11:16. They recognized in the fire, that is to say, the token of the Divine Presence]: and they said, The Lord [Jehovah. The connexion of this verse with the three verses preceding is obscured by our translation], he is the God; the Lord, he is the God. [The echo of ver. 24. The Hebrew words are the same. Stanley remarks that it is as if (by a slight inversion) they turned "the name of the prophet himself into a war-cry, 'Eli-Jah-hu.'"]

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces,.... In reverence of God, astonished at the miracle wrought, ashamed of themselves and their sins, particularly their idolatry, that they should turn their backs on the true God, and follow idols:

and they said, the Lord, he is the God, the Lord, he is the God; which acknowledgment of God, as the true God, in opposition to Baal, is repeated, to show their firm belief and strong assurance of it.



1 Kings 18:39 Additional Commentaries
Context
Elijah's Prayer
38Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 39When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, "The LORD, He is God; the LORD, He is God." 40Then Elijah said to them, "Seize the prophets of Baal; do not let one of them escape." So they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.
Cross References
Leviticus 9:24
Fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed the burnt offering and the fat portions on the altar. And when all the people saw it, they shouted for joy and fell facedown.

1 Kings 8:60
so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God and that there is no other.

1 Kings 18:21
Elijah went before the people and said, "How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him." But the people said nothing.

1 Kings 18:24
Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the LORD. The god who answers by fire--he is God." Then all the people said, "What you say is good."

Ezra 1:3
Any of his people among you may go up to Jerusalem in Judah and build the temple of the LORD, the God of Israel, the God who is in Jerusalem, and may their God be with them.

Psalm 100:3
Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Psalm 118:27
The LORD is God, and he has made his light shine on us. With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession up to the horns of the altar.
Treasury of Scripture

And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.

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