1 Kings 18-20 ESV

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  • 1. 

    1 Kings 18:1-2 After many days the word of the Lord came to Elijah, in the ______ year, saying, “Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth.” So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab.

    • A.

      Second

    • B.

      Third

    • C.

      Fourth

    • D.

      Seventh

    Correct Answer
    B. Third
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "third." In the passage, it is mentioned that the word of the Lord came to Elijah after many days, in a specific year. This implies that it was not the first or second year since the word of the Lord came after "many days." It is also not the fourth or seventh year as these options are not mentioned in the passage. Therefore, the only logical option is the third year.

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  • 2. 

    1 Kings 18:2-4 Now the famine was severe in Samaria. And Ahab called Obadiah, who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared the Lord greatly, and when Jezebel cut off the _____ of the Lord, Obadiah took a hundred _____ and hid them by fifties in a cave and fed them with bread and water.)

    • A.

      Obedient ones

    • B.

      Priests

    • C.

      Prophets

    Correct Answer
    C. Prophets
    Explanation
    In the given passage from 1 Kings 18:2-4, it is mentioned that Jezebel cut off the prophets of the Lord. This implies that Jezebel was persecuting and killing the prophets of God. However, Obadiah, who feared the Lord greatly, took a hundred prophets and hid them in a cave, feeding them with bread and water. Therefore, the correct answer is "prophets."

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  • 3. 

    1 Kings 18:5-6 And Ahab said to Obadiah, “Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys. Perhaps we may find _____ and save the horses and mules alive, and not lose some of the animals.” So they divided the land between them to pass through it. Ahab went in one direction by himself, and Obadiah went in another direction by himself.

    • A.

      Corn

    • B.

      Grass

    • C.

      Water

    Correct Answer
    B. Grass
    Explanation
    In this passage, Ahab instructs Obadiah to search for grass in order to save the horses and mules. This implies that there may be a scarcity of food for the animals, and finding grass would ensure their survival. Ahab and Obadiah divide the land between them and search in different directions to cover more ground.

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  • 4. 

    1 Kings 18:7 And as Obadiah was on the way, behold, ______ met him. And Obadiah recognized him and fell on his face and said, “Is it you, my lord _____?”

    • A.

      Ahab

    • B.

      Elijah

    • C.

      Jehovah

    Correct Answer
    B. Elijah
    Explanation
    Obadiah was on his way when he encountered someone. This person was recognized by Obadiah, causing him to fall on his face and address him as "my lord." This suggests that the person Obadiah met was someone of high authority or importance. Given that the name "Elijah" is mentioned in the answer choices, it can be inferred that the correct answer is Elijah.

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  • 5. 

    1 Kings 18:13 13 Has it not been told my lord what I did when Jezebel _______ the prophets of the Lord, how I hid a hundred men of the Lord's prophets by fifties in a cave and fed them with bread and water?

    • A.

      Cursed

    • B.

      Exiled

    • C.

      Killed

    Correct Answer
    C. Killed
    Explanation
    In this passage, the speaker is referring to a past event where Jezebel killed the prophets of the Lord. The speaker mentions that they hid a hundred men of the Lord's prophets in a cave and provided them with bread and water. This suggests that the correct answer is "killed" as it aligns with the context of the passage.

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  • 6. 

    1 Kings 18:17 17 When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, “Is it you, you _______ of Israel?”

    • A.

      Man of God

    • B.

      Prophet

    • C.

      Troubler

    Correct Answer
    C. Troubler
    Explanation
    In this verse, Ahab, the king of Israel, sees Elijah and addresses him as a "troubler." This suggests that Ahab blames Elijah for the problems and difficulties that the nation of Israel is facing. Ahab may view Elijah as a troublemaker or someone who brings trouble upon the land. This title reflects Ahab's negative perception of Elijah and his role in the events happening in Israel at that time.

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  • 7. 

    1 Kings 18:18-19 18 And he answered, “I have not troubled Israel, but you have, and your father's house, because you have abandoned the commandments of the Lord and followed the Baals. 19 Now therefore send and gather all Israel to me at Mount ______, and the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table.”

    • A.

      Ararat

    • B.

      Carmel

    • C.

      Sinai

    Correct Answer
    B. Carmel
    Explanation
    In this passage, the prophet Elijah confronts King Ahab and accuses him and his father's house of abandoning the commandments of the Lord and following the false gods, the Baals. Elijah then instructs Ahab to gather all of Israel and the prophets of Baal and Asherah to meet him at Mount Carmel. Therefore, the correct answer is Carmel.

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  • 8. 

    1 Kings 18:20-21 20 So Ahab sent to all the people of Israel and gathered the prophets together at Mount Carmel. 21 And Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you go limping between two different _________?

    • A.

      Masters

    • B.

      Mountains

    • C.

      Opinions

    Correct Answer
    C. Opinions
    Explanation
    In this passage, Ahab gathers all the prophets together at Mount Carmel, and Elijah addresses the people. He asks them how long they will continue to go back and forth between two different opinions. This suggests that the people are indecisive or unsure about their beliefs or allegiances. Elijah's question implies that they need to make a choice and commit to one opinion or belief.

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  • 9. 

    1 Kings 18:21 If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” And the people _______.

    • A.

      Spit at him

    • B.

      Cursed and yelled at him

    • C.

      Did not answer him a word

    Correct Answer
    C. Did not answer him a word
    Explanation
    In this verse, the prophet Elijah challenges the people to choose between following the Lord or the false god Baal. The correct answer, "did not answer him a word," suggests that the people remained silent and did not respond to Elijah's challenge. This indicates their hesitation or uncertainty in making a decision between the two options presented to them.

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  • 10. 

    1 Kings 18:26 26 And they took the bull that was given them, and they prepared it and called upon the name of Baal from morning until _____, saying, “O Baal, answer us!” But there was no voice, and no one answered. And they limped around the altar that they had made.

    • A.

      Noon

    • B.

      Night

    • C.

      Three days

    Correct Answer
    A. Noon
    Explanation
    In 1 Kings 18:26, the people took the bull that was given to them and prepared it for sacrifice. They called upon the name of Baal from morning until noon, pleading for him to answer them. However, there was no response and no one answered their pleas. This suggests that their false god, Baal, was unable to hear or respond to their prayers, highlighting the futility of their worship.

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  • 11. 

    1 Kings 18:27-28 27 And at noon Elijah mocked them, saying, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he is relieving himself, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.” 28 And they cried aloud and ________......

    • A.

      Cut themselves

    • B.

      Kneeled before the altar

    • C.

      Prayed

    Correct Answer
    A. Cut themselves
    Explanation
    In 1 Kings 18:27-28, Elijah is mocking the prophets of Baal who were trying to call upon their god to send fire to consume their sacrifice. Elijah suggests that their god may be preoccupied with other activities such as musing, relieving himself, on a journey, or asleep and needs to be awakened. In response to Elijah's mockery, the prophets of Baal cried aloud and cut themselves, hoping to get a response from their god. This act of self-harm was a desperate attempt to gain the attention and favor of their deity.

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  • 12. 

    1 Kings 18:30-32 ...And he repaired the altar of the Lord that had been thrown down. 31 Elijah took ____ stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord came, saying, “Israel shall be your name,” 32 and with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord. ...

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      12

    Correct Answer
    C. 12
    Explanation
    In 1 Kings 18:30-32, Elijah repaired the altar of the Lord that had been thrown down. He then took 12 stones, representing the 12 tribes of the sons of Jacob, to build an altar in the name of the Lord. This act symbolizes the unity and covenant between God and the people of Israel, as each stone represents a tribe. By using 12 stones, Elijah acknowledges the significance of each tribe and their collective identity as the chosen people of God.

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  • 13. 

    1 Kings 18:36 36 And at the time of the offering of the oblation, Elijah the prophet came near and said, “O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in ______, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word.

    • A.

      All the world

    • B.

      All the countries

    • C.

      Israel

    Correct Answer
    C. Israel
    Explanation
    In this verse, Elijah is praying to God during the time of offering the oblation. He addresses God as the Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel. He asks God to make it known on that day that He is God in Israel. Elijah acknowledges himself as God's servant and states that he has done all these things according to God's word. Therefore, the correct answer is Israel because Elijah specifically mentions it in his prayer.

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  • 14. 

    1 Kings 18:40 40 And Elijah said to them, “Seize the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape.” And they seized them. And Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon and ________ them there.

    • A.

      Converted

    • B.

      Slaughtered

    • C.

      Whipped

    Correct Answer
    B. Slaughtered
    Explanation
    In 1 Kings 18:40, Elijah commands the people to seize the prophets of Baal and not let any of them escape. After they are seized, Elijah brings them down to the brook Kishon and slaughters them there. This indicates that Elijah ordered the execution of the prophets of Baal as a punishment for their false worship.

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  • 15. 

    1 Kings 18:42-43 42 ...And Elijah went up to the top of Mount Carmel. And he bowed himself down on the earth and put his face between his knees. 43 And he said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” And he went up and looked and said, “There is ______.”

    • A.

      A large blue cloud

    • B.

      Lightning

    • C.

      Nothing

    • D.

      Wind

    Correct Answer
    C. Nothing
    Explanation
    Elijah instructed his servant to go and look towards the sea. After looking, the servant reported back to Elijah that there was nothing.

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  • 16. 

    1 Kings 18:43-44 And he said, “Go again,” seven times. 44 And at the seventh time he said, “Behold, a _____ is rising from the sea.”

    • A.

      Little cloud like a man's hand

    • B.

      Huge cloud like a mountain

    • C.

      Big wave

    Correct Answer
    A. Little cloud like a man's hand
    Explanation
    In this passage, the prophet Elijah is instructing his servant to go and look towards the sea seven times. On the seventh time, the servant sees a small cloud that resembles the size of a man's hand rising from the sea. This signifies the coming of rain after a long drought. The small cloud serves as a symbol of hope and the fulfillment of God's promise to send rain.

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  • 17. 

    1 Kings 18:44-45 And he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down, lest the rain stop you.’” 45 And in a little while the heavens grew _____ with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain.

    • A.

      Blue

    • B.

      Black

    • C.

      Purple

    Correct Answer
    B. Black
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "black" because the passage states that the heavens grew "black" with clouds and wind, indicating the impending rain.

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  • 18. 

    1 Kings 18:45 And Ahab rode and went to ______. 46  And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah, and he gathered up his garment and ran before Ahab to the entrance of ________.

    • A.

      Jezebel

    • B.

      Jezreel

    • C.

      Jerusalem

    Correct Answer
    B. Jezreel
    Explanation
    After Ahab rode, he went to Jezreel. The hand of the Lord was on Elijah, and he ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

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  • 19. 

    1 Kings 19:1-2 Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and more also, if I do not ______by this time tomorrow.”

    • A.

      Repent

    • B.

      Run away

    • C.

      Make your life as the life of one of them

    Correct Answer
    C. Make your life as the life of one of them
    Explanation
    Jezebel threatened Elijah, saying that if she did not make his life as the life of one of the prophets he had killed, she would be cursed by the gods.

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  • 20. 

    1 Kings 19:3-4 Then he was afraid, and he arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might _____, saying, “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.”

    • A.

      Be cursed

    • B.

      Die

    • C.

      Be given a last meal

    Correct Answer
    B. Die
    Explanation
    In this passage, the prophet Elijah is feeling overwhelmed and afraid, so he flees to Beersheba and leaves his servant behind. He continues his journey into the wilderness and sits under a broom tree. In his despair, he asks God to take away his life, expressing that he feels no better than his ancestors. Therefore, the correct answer is "die".

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  • 21. 

    1 Kings 19:5-6 And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, “Arise and eat.” And he looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water. And he _____ and lay down again.

    • A.

      Ate and drank

    • B.

      Ignored it

    • C.

      Pushed it away

    Correct Answer
    A. Ate and drank
    Explanation
    In 1 Kings 19:5-6, the passage describes how Elijah, feeling exhausted and discouraged, lay down and slept under a broom tree. An angel then appeared and touched him, instructing him to "Arise and eat." When Elijah looked, he saw a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water placed near his head. The fact that Elijah "ate and drank" indicates that he followed the angel's instructions and nourished himself before lying down again.

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  • 22. 

    1 Kings 19:7-8 And the angel of the Lord came again a second time and touched him and said, “Arise and eat, for the journey is too great for you.” And he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food ____ days and ____ nights to Horeb, the mount of God.

    • A.

      Four

    • B.

      Fourteen

    • C.

      Forty

    Correct Answer
    C. Forty
    Explanation
    In 1 Kings 19:7-8, the angel of the Lord tells Elijah to arise and eat because the journey ahead of him is too great. Elijah obeys and eats the food provided by the angel. As a result, he is able to travel for forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the mount of God. This shows that the food provided by the angel sustained Elijah for a long period of time, giving him the strength he needed for his journey.

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  • 23. 

    Mount Horeb (the place where Elijah journeyed to for 40 days) is the same place as _________. http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H2722&t=KJV

    • A.

      Mount Carmel

    • B.

      Mount of Olives

    • C.

      Mount Sinai

    Correct Answer
    C. Mount Sinai
    Explanation
    Mount Horeb, the place where Elijah journeyed to for 40 days, is the same place as Mount Sinai. This is supported by the link provided, which states that the Hebrew word Horeb (H2722) is often used interchangeably with Sinai to refer to the mountain where God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses. Therefore, Mount Horeb and Mount Sinai are synonymous.

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  • 24. 

    1 Kings 19:9-11 There he came to a cave and lodged in it. And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10 He said, “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.” 11 And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong _____ tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the _____.

    • A.

      Lightning bolt

    • B.

      Tornado

    • C.

      Wind

    Correct Answer
    C. Wind
    Explanation
    In this passage, Elijah is hiding in a cave when the word of the Lord comes to him and asks why he is there. Elijah responds by expressing his zeal for the Lord and his frustration with the people of Israel who have abandoned their covenant with God. God instructs Elijah to go out and stand before Him on the mount. As Elijah does so, a powerful wind passes by, tearing the mountains and breaking the rocks. However, the Lord is not in the wind. Therefore, the correct answer is wind.

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  • 25. 

    1 Kings 19:11 And after the wind an ______, but the Lord was not in the ________.

    • A.

      Avalanche of stone

    • B.

      Eruption of lava

    • C.

      Earthquake

    Correct Answer
    C. Earthquake
    Explanation
    In 1 Kings 19:11, it is mentioned that after the wind, there was an earthquake. However, it is stated that the Lord was not in the earthquake. This implies that although there was a physical manifestation of an earthquake, it did not signify the presence or intervention of the Lord.

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  • 26. 

    1 Kings 19:12 12 And after the earthquake a _____, but the Lord was not in the _____.

    • A.

      Falling star

    • B.

      Famine

    • C.

      Fire

    Correct Answer
    C. Fire
    Explanation
    After the earthquake, there was a fire, but the Lord was not present in the fire. This suggests that although fire can be a powerful and destructive force, it does not necessarily represent the presence or will of God. The verse highlights the idea that God's presence can be found in unexpected and subtle ways, rather than in dramatic and obvious displays of power.

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  • 27. 

    1 Kings 19:12 And after the fire the sound of  ________.

    • A.

      A low whisper

    • B.

      Chariots

    • C.

      Rain

    Correct Answer
    A. A low whisper
    Explanation
    After the intense fire, there was a calm and gentle sound, which is described as a low whisper. This suggests that even though there was chaos and destruction, there was also a peaceful and comforting presence. The low whisper could symbolize the voice of God or a gentle reminder of His presence amidst the turmoil.

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  • 28. 

    1 Kings 19:15-16 15 And the Lord said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus. And when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael to be king over Syria. 16  And Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be ____ over Israel, and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place.

    • A.

      King

    • B.

      Priest

    • C.

      Seer

    Correct Answer
    A. King
    Explanation
    In 1 Kings 19:15-16, God instructs Elijah to anoint Hazael as king over Syria and Jehu as king over Israel. The passage does not mention anything about anointing a priest or a seer. Therefore, the correct answer is "king".

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  • 29. 

    1 Kings 19:17-18 17 And the one who escapes from the sword of Hazael shall Jehu put to death, and the one who escapes from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha put to death. 18  Yet I will leave _____ in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.”

    • A.

      700

    • B.

      7000

    • C.

      70,000

    Correct Answer
    B. 7000
    Explanation
    In this passage, God is speaking to the prophet Elijah and telling him about the future judgment that will come upon Israel. God says that those who escape from Hazael's sword will be killed by Jehu, and those who escape from Jehu's sword will be killed by Elisha. However, God also promises to spare a remnant of people in Israel who have not worshipped the false god Baal. The correct answer, 7000, represents the number of individuals who will be saved and spared from judgment because they have remained faithful to God and have not bowed down to Baal.

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  • 30. 

    1 Kings 20:28 28 And a man of God came near and said to the king of Israel, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Because the Syrians have said, “The Lord is a god of the hills but he is not a god of the _____,” therefore I will give all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the Lord.’”

    • A.

      Israelites

    • B.

      Mountains

    • C.

      Valleys

    Correct Answer
    C. Valleys
    Explanation
    In 1 Kings 20:28, a man of God informs the king of Israel that the Lord will give him victory over the Syrians. This is in response to the Syrians believing that the Lord is only a god of the hills and not of the valleys. By giving the Israelites victory in the valleys, the Lord demonstrates his power and authority over all territories, proving that he is the one true God.

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  • 31. 

    1 Kings 20:29-30 29 And they encamped opposite one another seven days. Then on the seventh day the battle was joined. And the people of Israel struck down of the Syrians 100,000 foot soldiers in one day. 30 And the rest fled into the city of Aphek, and the ____ fell upon 27,000 men who were left.

    • A.

      Hail

    • B.

      Sword

    • C.

      Wall

    Correct Answer
    C. Wall
    Explanation
    In this passage from 1 Kings 20:29-30, the people of Israel were engaged in a battle with the Syrians. After encamping opposite each other for seven days, the battle finally commenced on the seventh day. The people of Israel were able to defeat the Syrians, striking down 100,000 foot soldiers in just one day. The remaining Syrians fled into the city of Aphek, where they encountered a wall that fell upon 27,000 men who were left.

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  • 32. 

    1 Kings 20:34 34 And Ben-hadad said to him, “The cities that my father took from your father I will restore, and you may establish bazaars for yourself in Damascus, as my father did in Samaria.” And Ahab said, “I will  ____ on these terms.” So he made a covenant with him and let him go.

    • A.

      Not harm you

    • B.

      Let you go

    • C.

      Let you live as my servant

    Correct Answer
    B. Let you go
    Explanation
    In this verse, Ben-hadad, the king of Aram, proposes a deal to Ahab, the king of Israel. He offers to restore the cities that his father had taken from Ahab's father and allows Ahab to establish bazaars in Damascus. Ahab agrees to this proposal by saying, "I will ____ on these terms." The correct answer, "let you go," fits the context of the verse as it implies that Ahab agrees to the deal and allows Ben-hadad to leave without harm or further confrontation.

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  • 33. 

    1 Kings 20:35-36 35 And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said to his fellow at the command of the Lord, “Strike me, please.” But the man refused to strike him. 36 Then he said to him, “Because you have not obeyed the voice of the Lord, behold, as soon as you have gone from me, a ____ shall strike you down.” And as soon as he had departed from him, a _____ met him and struck him down.

    • A.

      Lion

    • B.

      Soldier

    • C.

      Wind

    Correct Answer
    A. Lion
    Explanation
    In this passage, a man of the sons of the prophets asked his fellow to strike him as commanded by the Lord. However, the man refused to obey. As a consequence of his disobedience, the prophet warned him that a lion would strike him down as soon as he left. True to the prophecy, a lion met him and killed him. This shows the importance of obedience to God's commands and the consequences of disobedience.

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  • 34. 

    1 Kings 20:41-43 41 Then he hurried to take the bandage away from his eyes, and the king of Israel recognized him as one of the prophets. 42 And he said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Because you have let go out of your hand the man whom I had devoted to _______, therefore your life shall be for his life, and your people for his people.’” 43 And the king of Israel went to his house vexed and sullen and came to Samaria.

    • A.

      Destruction

    • B.

      Israel

    • C.

      Prophesy

    Correct Answer
    A. Destruction
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "destruction." In this passage, the king of Israel had let go of a man whom the Lord had devoted to destruction. As a consequence, the Lord declares that the king's life will be taken for the life of the man he released, and his people will suffer the same fate. This shows that the king's actions have severe consequences and will result in the destruction of both him and his people.

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