a prophet
1 Kings 18:1-46
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Now it happened [after] many days that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, "Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the face of the earth."
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So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine [was] severe in Samaria.
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Ahab called Obadiah who [was] over the household. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly;
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for when Jezebel destroyed the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them by fifties in a cave, and provided them with bread and water.)
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Then Ahab said to Obadiah, "Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys; perhaps we will find grass and keep the horses and mules alive, and not have to kill some of the cattle."
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So they divided the land between them to survey it; Ahab went one way by himself and Obadiah went another way by himself.
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Now as Obadiah was on the way, behold, Elijah met him, and he recognized him and fell on his face and said, "Is this you, Elijah my master?"
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He said to him, "It is I. Go, say to your master, 'Behold, Elijah [is here].'"
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He said, "What sin have I committed, that you are giving your servant into the hand of Ahab to put me to death?
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"As the LORD your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my master has not sent to search for you; and when they said, 'He is not [here],' he made the kingdom or nation swear that they could not find you.
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"And now you are saying, 'Go, say to your master, "Behold, Elijah [is here]."'
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"It will come about when I leave you that the Spirit of the LORD will carry you where I do not know; so when I come and tell Ahab and he cannot find you, he will kill me, although [I] your servant have feared the LORD from my youth.
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"Has it not been told to my master what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets of the LORD, that I hid a hundred prophets of the LORD by fifties in a cave, and provided them with bread and water?
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"And now you are saying, 'Go, say to your master, "Behold, Elijah [is here]"'; he will then kill me."
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Elijah said, "As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today."
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So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him; and Ahab went to meet Elijah.
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When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, "Is this you, you troubler of Israel?"
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He said, "I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father's house [have], because you have forsaken the commandments of the LORD and you have followed the Baals.
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"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."
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So Ahab sent [a message] among all the sons of Israel and brought the prophets together at Mount Carmel.
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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.
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Then Elijah said to the people, "I alone am left a prophet of the LORD, but Baal's prophets are 450 men.
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"Now let them give us two oxen; and let them choose one ox for themselves and cut it up, and place it on the wood, but put no fire [under it]; and I will prepare the other ox and lay it on the wood, and I will not put a fire [under it].
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"Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the LORD, and the God who answers by fire, He is God." And all the people said, "That is a good idea."
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So Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, "Choose one ox for yourselves and prepare it first for you are many, and call on the name of your god, but put no fire [under it]."
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Then they took the ox which was given them and they prepared it and called on the name of Baal from morning until noon saying, "O Baal, answer us." But there was no voice and no one answered. And they leaped about the altar which they made.
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It came about at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, "Call out with a loud voice, for he is a god; either he is occupied or gone aside, or is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and needs to be awakened."
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So they cried with a loud voice and cut themselves according to their custom with swords and lances until the blood gushed out on them.
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When midday was past, they raved until the time of the offering of the [evening] sacrifice; but there was no voice, no one answered, and no one paid attention.
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Then Elijah said to all the people, "Come near to me." So all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD which had been torn down.
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Elijah took twelve stones according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD had come, saying, "Israel shall be your name."
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So with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD, and he made a trench around the altar, large enough to hold two measures of seed.
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Then he arranged the wood and cut the ox in pieces and laid [it] on the wood.
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And he said, "Fill four pitchers with water and pour [it] on the burnt offering and on the wood." And he said, "Do it a second time," and they did it a second time. And he said, "Do it a third time," and they did it a third time.
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The water flowed around the altar and he also filled the trench with water.
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At the time of the offering of the [evening] sacrifice, Elijah the prophet came near and said, "O LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, today let it be known that You are God in Israel and that I am Your servant and I have done all these things at Your word.
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"Answer me, O LORD, answer me, that this people may know that You, O LORD, are God, and [that] You have turned their heart back again."
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Then 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.
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When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, "The LORD, He is God; the LORD, He is God."
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Then 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.
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Now Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a [heavy] shower."
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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.
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He said to his servant, "Go up now, look toward the sea." So he went up and looked and said, "There is nothing." And he said, "Go back " seven times.
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It came about at the seventh [time], that he said, "Behold, a cloud as small as a man's hand is coming up from the sea." And he said, "Go up, say to Ahab, 'Prepare [your chariot] and go down, so that the [heavy] shower does not stop you.'"
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In a little while the sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy shower. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel.
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Then the hand of the LORD was on Elijah, and he girded up his loins and outran Ahab to Jezreel.
1 Corinthians 14:4
One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church.
Exodus 4:16
"Moreover, he shall speak for you to the people; and he will be as a mouth for you and you will be as God to him.
Exodus 7:1
Then the LORD said to Moses, "See, I make you [as] God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be your prophet.
Exodus 12:1-3
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Now the LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,
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"This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you.
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"Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, 'On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves, according to their fathers' households, a lamb for each household.
Exodus 18:17
Moses' father-in-law said to him, "The thing that you are doing is not good.
Exodus 7:1
Then the LORD said to Moses, "See, I make you [as] God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be your prophet.
1 Chronicles 16:22
"Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm."
Psalm 25:14
The secret of the LORD is for those who fear Him, And He will make them know His covenant.
Psalm 105:9-15
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[The] [covenant] which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac.
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Then He confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlasting covenant,
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Saying, "To you I will give the land of Canaan As the portion of your inheritance,"
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When they were only a few men in number, Very few, and strangers in it.
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And they wandered about from nation to nation, From [one] kingdom to another people.
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He permitted no man to oppress them, And He reproved kings for their sakes:
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"Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm."
Hebrews 1:1
God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways,
pray
Leviticus 6:4
then it shall be, when he sins and becomes guilty, that he shall restore what he took by robbery or what he got by extortion, or the deposit which was entrusted to him or the lost thing which he found,
Leviticus 6:7
and the priest shall make atonement for him before the LORD, and he will be forgiven for any one of the things which he may have done to incur guilt."
1 Samuel 7:5
Then Samuel said, "Gather all Israel to Mizpah and I will pray to the LORD for you."
1 Samuel 7:8
Then the sons of Israel said to Samuel, "Do not cease to cry to the LORD our God for us, that He may save us from the hand of the Philistines."
1 Samuel 12:19
Then all the people said to Samuel, "Pray for your servants to the LORD your God, so that we may not die, for we have added to all our sins [this] evil by asking for ourselves a king."
1 Samuel 12:23
"Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way.
2 Samuel 24:17
Then David spoke to the LORD when he saw the angel who was striking down the people, and said, "Behold, it is I who have sinned, and it is I who have done wrong; but these sheep, what have they done? Please let Your hand be against me and against my father's house."
1 Kings 13:6
The king said to the man of God, "Please entreat the LORD your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored to me." So the man of God entreated the LORD, and the king's hand was restored to him, and it became as it was before.
2 Kings 5:11
But Naaman was furious and went away and said, "Behold, I thought, 'He will surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper.'
2 Kings 19:2-4
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Then he sent Eliakim who was over the household with Shebna the scribe and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
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They said to him, "Thus says Hezekiah, 'This day is a day of distress, rebuke, and rejection; for children have come to birth and there is no strength to [deliver].
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'Perhaps the LORD your God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to reproach the living God, and will rebuke the words which the LORD your God has heard. Therefore, offer a prayer for the remnant that is left.'"
Job 42:8
"Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to My servant Job, and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves, and My servant Job will pray for you. For I will accept him so that I may not do with you [according to your] folly, because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has."
Jeremiah 14:11
So the LORD said to me, "Do not pray for the welfare of this people.
Jeremiah 15:1
Then the LORD said to me, "Even though Moses and Samuel were to stand before Me, My heart would not be with this people; send them away from My presence and let them go!
Jeremiah 27:18
"But if they are prophets, and if the word of the LORD is with them, let them now entreat the LORD of hosts that the vessels which are left in the house of the LORD, in the house of the king of Judah and in Jerusalem may not go to Babylon.
James 5:14-16
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Is anyone among you sick? [Then] he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
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and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.
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Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
1 John 5:16
If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not [leading] to death, he shall ask and [God] will for him give life to those who commit sin not [leading] to death. There is a sin [leading] to death; I do not say that he should make request for this.
Revelation 11:5
And if anyone wants to harm them, fire flows out of their mouth and devours their enemies; so if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this way.
Revelation 11:6
These have the power to shut up the sky, so that rain will not fall during the days of their prophesying; and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.
surely
Genesis 20:18
For the LORD had closed fast all the wombs of the household of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.
Genesis 2:17
but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die."
Genesis 12:17
But the LORD struck Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
Job 34:19
Who shows no partiality to princes Nor regards the rich above the poor, For they all are the work of His hands?
Psalm 105:14
He permitted no man to oppress them, And He reproved kings for their sakes:
Ezekiel 3:18
"When I say to the wicked, 'You will surely die,' and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.
Ezekiel 33:8
"When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you will surely die,' and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require from your hand.
Ezekiel 33:14-16
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"But when I say to the wicked, 'You will surely die,' and he turns from his sin and practices justice and righteousness,
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[if a] wicked man restores a pledge, pays back what he has taken by robbery, walks by the statutes which ensure life without committing iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
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"None of his sins that he has committed will be remembered against him. He has practiced justice and righteousness; he shall surely live.
Hebrews 13:4
Marriage [is to be held] in honor among all, and the [marriage] bed [is to be] undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
all
Genesis 12:15
Pharaoh's officials saw her and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
Numbers 16:32
and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who belonged to Korah with [their] possessions.
Numbers 16:33
So they and all that belonged to them went down alive to Sheol; and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly.
2 Samuel 24:17
Then David spoke to the LORD when he saw the angel who was striking down the people, and said, "Behold, it is I who have sinned, and it is I who have done wrong; but these sheep, what have they done? Please let Your hand be against me and against my father's house."