Lord, they have killed your prophets, and dig down your altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
Treasury of Scripture
1 Kings 18:4,13 For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave...
1 Kings 19:10-18 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant...
Nehemiah 9:26 Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against you, and cast your law behind their backs...
Jeremiah 2:30 In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.
1 Kings 18:30,31 And Elijah said to all the people, Come near to me. And all the people came near to him...
ContextA Remnant of Israel
1I say then, Has God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2God has not cast away his people which he foreknew. Know you not what the scripture said of Elias? how he makes intercession to God against Israel saying, 3Lord, they have killed your prophets, and dig down your altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. 4But what said the answer of God to him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. 5Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. 6And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. 7What then? Israel has not obtained that which he seeks for; but the election has obtained it, and the rest were blinded. 8(According as it is written, God has given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) to this day. 9And David said, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling block, and a recompense to them: 10Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back always.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Lord, they have killed thy prophets, they have digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
Lord, they have slain thy prophets, they have dug down thy altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
Darby Bible Translation
Lord, they have killed thy prophets, they have dug down thine altars; and I have been left alone, and they seek my life.
King James Bible
Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
Young's Literal Translation
'Lord, Thy prophets they did kill, and Thy altars they dug down, and I was left alone, and they seek my life;'