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1st Kings 18:21Wrench

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Then EliJah {JAH-Is-El} comes [before] all the [assembled] people.
He [yells], โ€œHow long will you straddle two belief-systems?
If YHVH is [your Sovereign] Elohim, follow him.
But if [you love Demon-Master] Baal, then follow him!โ€
But the people answer [EliJah] not one word.

Serving YHVH alone

Other English Bible translations of 1st Kings 18:21:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SNEliyahu stepped forward before all the people and said, "How long are you going to jump back and forth between two positions? If Adonai is Elohim, follow him; but if itโ€™s Baโ€˜al, follow him!" The people answered him not a word.
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SRElijah went before the people and said, 'How long will you waver between two opinions? If YHVH is Elohim, follow him; but if Baal is Elohim, follow him.' But the people said nothing.
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SNElijah went there and stood in front of the people. He said, 'How long will it take you to make up your minds? If the Adonai is the one and only Elohim, follow him. But if Baal is the one and only Elohim, follow him.' The people didn't say anything.
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SNThen Elijah stood in front of them and said, 'How long are you going to waver between two opinions? If YHVH is Elohim, follow him! But if Baal is Elohim, then follow him!' But the people were completely silent.
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNElijah then came near to all the people, and said, "How long will you go limping with two different opinions? If the Adonai is Elohim, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him." The people did not answer him a word.
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SNElijah challenged the people: 'How long are you going to sit on the fence? If YHVH is the real Elohim, follow him; if it's Baal, follow him. Make up your minds!' Nobody said a word; nobody made a move.
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNElijah went up to the people and said, "How much longer will it take you to make up your minds? If the Adonai is Elohim, worship him; but if Baal is Elohim, worship him!" But the people didn't say a word.
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SNElijah came near to all the people and said, 'How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If YHVH is Elohim, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.' But the people did not answer him a word.
King James Version (unedited)KJVAnd 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.