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Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties: therefore let my life now be precious in thy sight.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:14 fire down from heaven. The third captain recognized what the others had ignored—that the God of Elijah was the true God of heaven. This had been demonstrated ten years before on Mount Carmel also with fire from heaven, but self-centered pagan pantheists forget easily. Whether these heavenly fires were providentially directed lightning or specially created fires for the occasion, the deadly effect was the same.

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