Bible: 1 Kings 18:26-29

18:26 So they took a bull, as he had suggested, 1  and prepared it. They invoked the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, “Baal, answer us.” But there was no sound and no answer. They jumped 2  around on the altar they had made. 3  18:27 At noon Elijah mocked them, “Yell louder! After all, he is a god; he may be deep in thought, or perhaps he stepped out for a moment or has taken a trip. Perhaps he is sleeping and needs to be awakened.” 4  18:28 So they yelled louder and, in accordance with their prescribed ritual, 5  mutilated themselves with swords and spears until their bodies were covered with blood. 6  18:29 Throughout the afternoon they were in an ecstatic frenzy, 7  but there was no sound, no answer, and no response. 8 

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