1 Kings 18:17
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New International Version
When he saw Elijah, he said to him, "Is that you, you troubler of Israel?"

New Living Translation
When Ahab saw him, he exclaimed, "So, is it really you, you troublemaker of Israel?"

English Standard Version
When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, “Is it you, you troubler of Israel?”

Berean Study Bible
When Ahab saw Elijah, he said to him, “Is that you, O troubler of Israel?”

New American Standard Bible
When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, "Is this you, you troubler of Israel?"

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?

Christian Standard Bible
When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, "Is that you, the one ruining Israel?"

Contemporary English Version
and when he saw him, Ahab shouted, "There you are, the biggest troublemaker in Israel!"

Good News Translation
When Ahab saw him, he said, "So there you are--the worst troublemaker in Israel!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, "Is that you, you destroyer of Israel?"

International Standard Version
When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab asked him, "Is it really you, you destroyer of Israel?"

NET Bible
When Ahab saw Elijah, he said to him, "Is it really you, the one who brings disaster on Israel?"

New Heart English Bible
It happened, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, "Is that you, you troubler of Israel?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When he saw Elijah, Ahab said, "Is that you, you troublemaker of Israel?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him: 'Is it thou, thou troubler of Israel?'

New American Standard 1977
And it came about, when Ahab saw Elijah that Ahab said to him, “Is this you, you troubler of Israel?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubles Israel?

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Are you he that troubles Israel?

American King James Version
And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, Are you he that troubles Israel?

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Is it thou, thou troubler of Israel?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had seen him, he said: Art thou he that troublest Israel?

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, Is it thou, the troubler of Israel?

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Is it thou, thou troubler of Israel?

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?

World English Bible
It happened, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, "Is that you, you troubler of Israel?"

Young's Literal Translation
and it cometh to pass at Ahab's seeing Elijah, that Ahab saith unto him, 'Art thou he -- the troubler of Israel?'
Study Bible
Elijah on Mount Carmel
16So Obadiah went to inform Ahab, who went to meet Elijah. 17When Ahab saw Elijah, he said to him, “Is that you, O troubler of Israel?” 18“I have not troubled Israel,” Elijah replied, “but you and your father’s house have, for you have forsaken the commandments of the LORD and have followed the Baals.…
Cross References
Joshua 7:25
“Why have you brought this trouble upon us?” said Joshua. “Today the LORD will bring trouble upon you!” And all Israel stoned him to death. Then they stoned the others and burned their bodies.

1 Kings 18:16
So Obadiah went to inform Ahab, who went to meet Elijah.

1 Kings 21:20
When Elijah arrived, Ahab said to him, “So you have found me out, my enemy.” He replied, “I have found you out because you have sold yourself to do evil in the sight of the LORD.

Jeremiah 38:4
Then the officials said to the king, “This man ought to die, for he is discouraging the warriors who remain in this city, as well as all the people, by speaking such words to them; this man is not seeking the well-being of these people, but their ruin.”

Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, Are you he that troubles Israel?

he that troubleth Israel

1 Kings 21:20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he answered, …

Joshua 7:25 And Joshua said, Why have you troubled us? the LORD shall trouble …

Jeremiah 26:8,9 Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all …

Jeremiah 38:4 Therefore the princes said to the king, We beseech you, let this …

Amos 7:10 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying…

Acts 16:20 And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, …

Acts 17:6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brothers …

Acts 24:5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition …







(17) Art thou . . .--Probably (as in 1Kings 18:7) the rendering should be, "Thou here, the troubler of Israel!"--defying vengeance (that is) in the very land which thou hast troubled.

Verse 17. - And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him Art thou he [Rather, here: same words as in ver. 7. "Do I at last see thee again? Hast thou ventured into my presence?"] that troubleth Israel? [Heb. thou troubler of Israel. For the word (עָכַר) see Genesis 24:30; Joshua 6:18; Joshua 7:25; Proverbs 11:17; 1 Samuel 14:29. When Rawlinson says that this charge of troubling Israel has "never been before brought against any one but Achan," he apparently forgets the passage last cited. "My father hath troubled the land." Wordsworth paraphrases, "Art thou the Achan of Israel?" but it is very doubtful whether this thought was in Ahab's mind.] And it came to pass when Ahab saw Elijah,.... As soon as he came up to him, and knew who he was; Abarbinel thinks, because his hair was grown so long that Ahab did not know him certainly, and therefore put the following question:

that Ahab said unto him, art thou he that troubleth Israel? by opposing the religion of Baal, which prevailed among them; but chiefly rain being withheld from them according to his word, and at his prayer. 17, 18. Art thou he that troubleth Israel—A violent altercation took place. Ahab thought to awe him into submission, but the prophet boldly and undisguisedly told the king that the national calamity was traceable chiefly to his own and his family's patronage and practice of idolatry. But, while rebuking the sins, Elijah paid all due respect to the high rank of the offender. He urged the king to convene, by virtue of his royal mandate, a public assembly, in whose presence it might be solemnly decided which was the troubler of Israel. The appeal could not well be resisted, and Ahab, from whatever motives, consented to the proposal. God directed and overruled the issue.18:17-20 One may guess how people stand affected to God, by observing how they stand affected to his people and ministers. It has been the lot of the best and most useful men, like Elijah, to be called and counted the troublers of the land. But those who cause God's judgments do the mischief, not he that foretells them, and warns the nation to repent.



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