1 Kings 18:2
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New International Version
So Elijah went to present himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria,

New Living Translation
So Elijah went to appear before Ahab. Meanwhile, the famine had become very severe in Samaria.

English Standard Version
So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria.

New American Standard Bible
So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria.

King James Bible
And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab. And there was a sore famine in Samaria.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Elijah went to present himself to Ahab. The famine was severe in Samaria.

International Standard Version
So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab, right when the famine in Samaria was most severe.

NET Bible
So Elijah went to make an appearance before Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria.

New Heart English Bible
So Elijah went to present himself to Ahab. And the famine was severe in Samaria.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Elijah went to present himself to Ahab. The famine was particularly severe in Samaria.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Elijah went to show himself unto Ahab. And the famine was sore in Samaria.

New American Standard 1977
So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Elijah went to show himself unto Ahab. And there was a severe famine in Samaria.

King James 2000 Bible
And Elijah went to show himself unto Ahab. And there was a severe famine in Samaria.

American King James Version
And Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. And there was a sore famine in Samaria.

American Standard Version
And Elijah went to show himself unto Ahab. And the famine was sore in Samaria.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Elias went to shew himself to Achab, and there was a grievous famine in Samaria.

Darby Bible Translation
And Elijah went to shew himself to Ahab. And the famine was severe in Samaria.

English Revised Version
And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab. And the famine was sore in Samaria.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. And there was a grievous famine in Samaria.

World English Bible
Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. The famine was severe in Samaria.

Young's Literal Translation
and Elijah goeth to appear unto Ahab. And the famine is severe in Samaria,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:1-16 The severest judgments, of themselves, will not humble or change the hearts of sinners; nothing, except the blood of Jesus Christ, can atone for the guilt of sin; nothing, except the sanctifying Spirit of God, can purge away its pollution. The priests and the Levites were gone to Judah and Jerusalem, 2Ch 11:13,14, but instead of them God raised up prophets, who read and expounded the word. They probably were from the schools of the prophets, first set up by Samuel. They had not the spirit of prophecy as Elijah, but taught the people to keep close to the God of Israel. These Jezebel sought to destroy. The few that escaped death were forced to hide themselves. God has his remnant among all sorts, high and low; and that faith, fear, and love of his name, which are the fruits of the Holy Spirit, will be accepted through the Redeemer. See how wonderfully God raises up friends for his ministers and people, for their shelter in difficult times. Bread and water were now scarce, yet Obadiah will find enough for God's prophets, to keep them alive. Ahab's care was not to lose all the beasts; but he took no care about his soul, not to lose that. He took pains to seek grass, but none to seek the favour of God; fencing against the effect, but not inquiring how to remove the cause. But it bodes well with a people, when God calls his ministers to stand forth, and show themselves. And we may the better endure the bread of affliction, while our eyes see our teachers.
Study Bible
Elijah Confronts Ahab
1Now it happened after many days that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, "Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the face of the earth." 2So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria. 3Ahab called Obadiah who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly;…
Cross References
1 Kings 18:1
Now it happened after many days that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, "Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the face of the earth."

1 Kings 18:3
Ahab called Obadiah who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly;
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