But 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.
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1 Kings 19:18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth which has not kissed him.
Numbers 25:3 And Israel joined himself to Baalpeor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.
Deuteronomy 4:3 Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor...
Judges 2:13 And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.
1 Kings 16:31 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat...
2 Kings 10:19,20 Now therefore call to me all the prophets of Baal, all his servants, and all his priests; let none be wanting...
Jeremiah 19:5 They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings to Baal, which I commanded not...
Hosea 2:8 For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.
Hosea 13:1 When Ephraim spoke trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died.
Zephaniah 1:4 I will also stretch out my hand on Judah, and on all the inhabitants of Jerusalem...
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
But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have left for myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal.
But what saith the divine answer to him? I have left me seven thousand men, that have not bowed their knees to Baal.
Darby Bible Translation
But what says the divine answer to him? I have left to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed knee to Baal.
King James Bible
But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
Young's Literal Translation
but what saith the divine answer to him? 'I left to Myself seven thousand men, who did not bow a knee to Baal.'