1 Kings 18:35
And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.
a. ASV: And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.
b. YLT: And the water goeth round about the altar, and also, the trench he hath filled with water.
c. Amplified Bible Classic: The water ran round about the altar, and he filled the trench also with water.
d. Septuagint: And the water ran round about the altar, and they filled the trench with water.
e. Stone Edition Torah/Prophets/Writings: And the water went all around the altar and the water even filled up the trench.
1. “And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.”
a. [And the] water [Strong: 4325 mayim, mah'-yim; dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen:— piss, wasting, water(-ing, (-course, -flood, -spring)).]
b. ran [Strong: 3212 yâlak, yaw-lak'; a primitive root (compare H1980); to walk (literally or figuratively); causatively, to carry (in various senses):—× again, away, bear, bring, carry (away), come (away), depart, flow, follow(-ing), get (away, hence, him), (cause to, made) go (away, -ing, -ne, one's way, out), grow, lead (forth), let down, march, prosper, pursue, cause to run, spread, take away (-journey), vanish, (cause to) walk(-ing), wax, × be weak.]
c. round about [Strong: 5439 çâbîyb, saw-beeb'; or (feminine) סְבִיבָה çᵉbîybâh; from H5437; (as noun) a circle, neighbour, or environs; but chiefly (as adverb, with or without preposition) around:—(place, round) about, circuit, compass, on every side.]
d. [the] altar [Strong: 4196 mizbêach, miz-bay'-akh; from H2076; an altar:—altar.]
e. [and he] filled [Strong: 4390 mâlêʼ, maw-lay'; or מָלָא mâlâʼ; (Esther 7:5), a primitive root; to fill or (intransitively) be full of, in a wide application (literally and figuratively):—accomplish, confirm, consecrate, be at an end, be expired, be fenced, fill, fulfil, (be, become, ×draw, give in, go) full(-ly, -ly set, tale), (over-) flow, fulness, furnish, gather (selves, together), presume, replenish, satisfy, set, space, take a (hand-) full, have wholly.]
f. [the] trench [Strong: 8585 tᵉʻâlâh, teh-aw-law'; from H5927; a channel (into which water is raised for irrigation); also a bandage or plaster (as placed upon a wound):—conduit, cured, healing, little river, trench, watercourse.]
g. also [Strong: 1571 gam gam by contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and:--again, alike, also, (so much) as (soon), both (so)...and , but, either...or, even, for all, (in) likewise (manner), moreover, nay...neither, one, then(-refore), though, what, with, yea.]
h. [with] water [Strong: 4325 mayim, mah'-yim; dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen:— piss, wasting, water(-ing, (-course, -flood, -spring)).]
1). What makes this more dramatic is they were in the midst of a three and half year drought and Elijah commanded them to fill four barrels of water three times for a total of 12 barrels of water.