1 Kings 18:39
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.”

Berean Study Bible
When all the people saw this, they fell facedown and 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.

New King James Version
Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The LORD, He is God! The LORD, He is God!”

New American Standard Bible
When all the people saw this, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The LORD, He is God; the LORD, He is God!”

NASB 1995
When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, "The LORD, He is God; the LORD, He is God."

NASB 1977
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.”

Amplified Bible
When all the people saw it, they fell face downward; and they said, “The LORD, He is God! The LORD, He is God!”

Christian Standard Bible
When all the people saw it, they fell facedown and said, “The LORD, he is God! The LORD, he is God! ”

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And all the people saw and they fell on their faces, and they said: “LORD JEHOVAH is God! LORD JEHOVAH is God!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And all the people fell upon their faces, and said, Truly the Lord is God; he is God.

Contemporary English Version
When the crowd saw what had happened, they all bowed down and shouted, "The LORD is God! The LORD 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.

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.

Good News Translation
When the people saw this, they threw themselves on the ground and exclaimed, "The LORD is God; the LORD alone is 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!"

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!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.'

Literal Standard Version
And all the people see, and fall on their faces, and say, “YHWH, He [is] the God! YHWH, He [is] the 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!"

New Heart English Bible
And when all the people saw it, they fell facedown and said, "The LORD, he is God. The LORD, he is 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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elijah's Prayer
38Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the sacrifice, the wood, the stones, and the dust, and it licked up the water in the trench. 39When all the people saw this, they fell facedown and said, “The LORD, He is God! The LORD, He is God!” 40Then Elijah ordered them, “Seize the prophets of Baal! Do not let a single one escape.” So they seized them, and Elijah brought them down to the Kishon Valley and slaughtered 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. There is no other!

1 Kings 18:21
Then Elijah approached all 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 did not answer a word.

1 Kings 18:24
Then you may 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." And all the people answered, "What you say is good."

Ezra 1:3
Whoever among you belongs to His people, may his God be with him, and may he go to Jerusalem in Judah and build the house of the LORD, the God of Israel; He is the God who is in Jerusalem.

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

Psalm 118:27
The LORD is God; He has made His light to shine upon us. Bind the festal sacrifice with cords 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.

they fell

Judges 13:20
For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, that the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame of the altar. And Manoah and his wife looked on it, and fell on their faces to the ground.

1 Chronicles 21:16
And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the LORD stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders of Israel, who were clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces.

2 Chronicles 7:3
And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

The Lord

1 Kings 18:21,24
And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word…

John 5:35
He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

Acts 2:37
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?









(39) They fell on their faces.--Exactly as in Leviticus 9:24, at the inauguration of the sacrifices of the new Tabernacle by the fire from heaven, with the characteristic addition of the cry, "Jehovah; He, and He only, is God."

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.'"]

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
When all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the people
הָעָ֔ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

saw this,
וַיַּרְא֙ (way·yar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

they fell
וַֽיִּפְּל֖וּ (way·yip·pə·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

facedown
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

and said,
וַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“The LORD,
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

He
ה֣וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is God!
הָאֱלֹהִ֔ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

The LORD,
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

He
ה֥וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is God!”
הָאֱלֹהִֽים׃ (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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