1 Kings 18:27
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
And at noon Elijah mocked them, saying, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he is relieving himself, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.”

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud; for he is a god: either he is musing, or he is gone aside, or he is on a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth and must be awaked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when it was now noon, Elias jested at them, saying: Cry with a louder voice: for he is a God, and perhaps he is talking, or is in an inn, or on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep, and must be awaked.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is musing, or he is gone aside, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

Webster's Bible Translation
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 on a journey, or perhaps he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

1 Kings 18:27 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Elijah addressed the assembled people as follows: "How long do ye limp upon both sides? Is Jehovah God, then go after Him; but if Baal be God, then go after him" - and the people answered him not a word. They wanted to combine the worship of Jehovah and Baal, and not to assume a hostile attitude towards Jehovah by the worship of Baal; and were therefore obliged to keep silence under this charge of infatuated halving, since they knew very well from the law itself that Jehovah demanded worship with a whole and undivided heart (Deuteronomy 6:4-5). This dividing of the heart between Jehovah and Baal Elijah called limping הסּעפּים שׁתּי על, "upon the two parties (of Jehovah and Baal)." For סעפּים the meaning "divided opinions, parties," is well established by the use of סעפים in Psalm 119:113; and the rendering of the lxx ιγνύαι, the hollow of the knee, is only a paraphrase of the sense and not an interpretation of the word.

1 Kings 18:27 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Elijah

1 Kings 22:15 So he came to the king. And the king said to him, Micaiah, shall we go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall we forbear?...

2 Chronicles 25:8 But if you will go, do it; be strong for the battle: God shall make you fall before the enemy: for God has power to help...

Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth; and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart...

Isaiah 8:9,10 Associate yourselves, O you people, and you shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all you of far countries: gird yourselves...

Isaiah 44:15-17 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm himself; yes, he kindles it, and bakes bread; yes...

Ezekiel 20:39 As for you, O house of Israel, thus said the Lord GOD; Go you, serve you every one his idols, and hereafter also...

Amos 4:4,5 Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning...

Matthew 26:45 Then comes he to his disciples, and said to them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand...

Mark 7:9 And he said to them, Full well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition.

Mark 14:41 And he comes the third time, and said to them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold...

aloud [heb] with a great voice
for he is a god

Isaiah 41:23 Show the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that you are gods: yes, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed...

either Such were the absurd and degrading notions which the heathens entertained of their gods. `Vishnoo sleeps four months of the year; and to each of the gods some particular business is assigned. Vayoo manages the winds; Vuroonu the waters, etc. According to a number of fables in the pooranus, the gods are often out on journeys or expeditions.' Ward's views of the Hindoos, vol ii p.

324

he is talking. or, he mediatateth.
is pursuing. [heb] hath a pursuit
must be awaked

Psalm 44:23 Awake, why sleep you, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

Psalm 78:65,66 Then the LORD awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that shouts by reason of wine...

Psalm 121:4 Behold, he that keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

Isaiah 51:9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old...

Mark 4:38,39 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say to him, Master, care you not that we perish...

Cross References
1 Kings 18:26
And they took the bull that was given them, and they prepared it and called upon the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, "O Baal, answer us!" But there was no voice, and no one answered. And they limped around the altar that they had made.

1 Kings 18:28
And they cried aloud and cut themselves after their custom with swords and lances, until the blood gushed out upon them.

Psalm 39:3
My heart became hot within me. As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:

Jump to Previous
Aloud Asleep Awaked Awakened Busy Cry Deep Either Elijah Gone Journey Loud Maybe Middle Mocked Musing Needs Noon Occupied Peradventure Perhaps Purpose Pursuing Shout Sleepeth Sleeps Surely Talking Taunt Thought Traveling Voice
Jump to Next
Aloud Asleep Awaked Awakened Busy Cry Deep Either Elijah Gone Journey Loud Maybe Middle Mocked Musing Needs Noon Occupied Peradventure Perhaps Purpose Pursuing Shout Sleepeth Sleeps Surely Talking Taunt Thought Traveling Voice
Links
1 Kings 18:27 NIV
1 Kings 18:27 NLT
1 Kings 18:27 ESV
1 Kings 18:27 NASB
1 Kings 18:27 KJV

1 Kings 18:27 Bible Apps
1 Kings 18:27 Biblia Paralela
1 Kings 18:27 Chinese Bible
1 Kings 18:27 French Bible
1 Kings 18:27 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
1 Kings 18:26
Top of Page
Top of Page