SEV Biblia, Chapter 18:22 Y Elías tornó a decir al pueblo: Sólo yo he quedado profeta del SEÑOR; mas de los profetas de Baal hay cuatrocientos cincuenta varones.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 18:22 Verse 22. I only, remain a prophet of the Lord] That is, I am the only prophet of God present, and can have but the influence of an individual; while the prophets of Baal are four hundred and fifty men! It appears that the queen's prophets, amounting to four hundred, were not at this great assembly; and these are they whom we meet with chap. xxii. 6, and whom the king consulted relative to the battle at Ramoth- gilead.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 22. Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only remain a prophet of the Lord , etc.] At least as he thought, all the rest being slain, as he supposed; however there were none present but himself: but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men ; which were very great odds he had to contend with.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 21-40 - Many of the people wavered in their judgment, and varied in their practice. Elijah called upon them to determine whether Jehovah or Baa was the self-existent, supreme God, the Creator, Governor, and Judge of the world, and to follow him alone. It is dangerous to halt between the service of God and the service of sin, the dominion of Christ and the dominion of our lusts. If Jesus be the only Saviour, let us cleave to him alone for every thing; if the Bible be the world of God, let u reverence and receive the whole of it, and submit our understanding to the Divine teaching it contains. Elijah proposed to bring the matter to a trial. Baal had all the outward advantages, but the event encourage all God's witnesses and advocates never to fear the face of man. The God that answers by fire, let him be God: the atonement was to be mad by sacrifice, before the judgment could be removed in mercy. The God therefore that has power to pardon sin, and to signify it by consumin the sin-offering, must needs be the God that can relieve from the calamity. God never required his worshippers to honour him in the manner of the worshippers of Baal; but the service of the devil, thoug sometimes it pleases and pampers the body, yet, in other things, reall is cruel to it, as in envy and drunkenness. God requires that we mortify our lusts and corruptions; but bodily penances and severitie are no pleasure to him. Who has required these things at your hands? few words uttered in assured faith, and with fervent affection for the glory of God, and love to the souls of men, or thirstings after the Lord's image and his favour, form the effectual, fervent prayer of the righteous man, which availeth much. Elijah sought not his own glory but that of God, for the good of the people. The people are all agreed convinced, and satisfied; Jehovah, he is the God. Some, we hope, ha their hearts turned, but most of them were convinced only, no converted. Blessed are they that have not seen what these saw, yet have believed, and have been wrought upon by it, more than they that saw it.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 אליהו 452 אל 413 העם 5971 אני 589 נותרתי 3498 נביא 5030 ליהוה 3068 לבדי 905 ונביאי 5030 הבעל 1168 ארבע 702 מאות 3967 וחמשׁים 2572 אישׁ׃ 376