1 Kings 18:15
New International Version
Elijah said, "As the LORD Almighty lives, whom I serve, I will surely present myself to Ahab today."

New Living Translation
But Elijah said, "I swear by the LORD Almighty, in whose presence I stand, that I will present myself to Ahab this very day."

English Standard Version
And Elijah said, “As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today.”

Berean Study Bible
Then Elijah said, “As surely as the LORD of Hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will present myself to Ahab today.”

New American Standard Bible
Elijah said, "As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today."

King James Bible
And Elijah said, As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely shew myself unto him to day.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Elijah said, "As the LORD of Armies lives, in whose presence I stand, today I will present myself to Ahab."

Contemporary English Version
Elijah said, "I'm a servant of the living LORD All-Powerful, and I swear in his name that I will meet with Ahab today."

Good News Translation
Elijah answered, "By the living LORD Almighty, whom I serve, I promise that I will present myself to the king today."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Elijah said, "As the LORD of Hosts lives, before whom I stand, today I will present myself to Ahab."

International Standard Version
But Elijah promised him, "As the LORD of the Heavenly Armies lives, in whose presence I stand, I will appear to Ahab today."

NET Bible
But Elijah said, "As certainly as the LORD who rules over all lives (whom I serve), I will make an appearance before him today."

New Heart English Bible
Elijah said, "As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely present myself to him today."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Elijah said, "I solemnly swear, as the LORD of Armies whom I serve lives, I will present myself to Ahab."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Elijah said: 'As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself unto him to-day.'

New American Standard 1977
And Elijah said, “As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Elijah said unto him, As the LORD of the hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself unto him today.

King James 2000 Bible
And Elijah said, As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself unto him today.

American King James Version
And Elijah said, As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him to day.

American Standard Version
And Elijah said, As Jehovah of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself unto him to-day.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Eliu said, As the Lord of Hosts before whom I stand lives, to-day I will appear before him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Elias said: As the Lord of hosts liveth, before whose face I stand, this day I will shew myself unto him.

Darby Bible Translation
And Elijah said, As Jehovah of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will certainly shew myself to him to-day.

English Revised Version
And Elijah said, As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely shew myself unto him today.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Elijah said, As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him to-day.

World English Bible
Elijah said, "As Yahweh of Armies lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today."

Young's Literal Translation
And Elijah saith, 'Jehovah of Hosts liveth, before whom I have stood, surely to-day I appear unto him.'
Study Bible
Elijah Confronts Ahab
14And now you say, ‘Go tell your lord that Elijah is here!’ He will kill me!” 15Then Elijah said, “As surely as the LORD of Hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will present myself to Ahab today.”
Cross References
1 Kings 17:1
Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was among the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As surely as the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, I stand before Him, and in these years there will be neither dew nor rain except at my word!"

1 Kings 18:14
And now you say, 'Go tell your lord that Elijah is here!' He will kill me!"

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

1 Kings 22:14
But Micaiah said, "As surely as the LORD lives, I will speak whatever the LORD tells me."

Treasury of Scripture

And Elijah said, As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him to day.

As the Lord

1 Kings 18:10
As the LORD thy God liveth, there is no nation or kingdom, whither my lord hath not sent to seek thee: and when they said, He is not there; he took an oath of the kingdom and nation, that they found thee not.

Hebrews 6:16,17
For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife…

of hosts liveth

Genesis 2:1
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

Deuteronomy 4:19
And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.

Job 25:3
Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his light arise?

before whom I

1 Kings 17:1
And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.

Deuteronomy 1:38
But Joshua the son of Nun, which standeth before thee, he shall go in thither: encourage him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.

Luke 1:19
And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.

I will surely

Isaiah 51:7,8
Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings…







Lexicon
Then Elijah
אֵֽלִיָּ֔הוּ (’ê·lî·yā·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 452: Elijah -- 'Yah is God', a well-known prophet of Israel, also three other Israelites

said,
וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“As surely as the LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

of Hosts
צְבָא֔וֹת (ṣə·ḇā·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign

lives,
חַ֚י (ḥay)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

before
לְפָנָ֑יו (lə·p̄ā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

whom
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I stand,
עָמַ֖דְתִּי (‘ā·maḏ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

I will present myself
אֵרָאֶ֥ה (’ê·rā·’eh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

to Ahab
אֵלָֽיו׃ (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

today.”
הַיּ֖וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day
Verse 15. - And Elijah said, As the Lord of hosts liveth, before whom I stand [This formula should be compared with that of 1 Kings 17:1. The repetition is suggestive as exhibiting the habit of the man. He was the ready and patient slave of Jehovah. The צְבָאותis apparently introduced not so much to "elevate the solemnity of the oath" (Keil, Bahr) - for surely Elijah would wish to make the affirmation of 1 Kings 17:1 as strong and solemn as possible - nor yet to convey the meaning that "it is not Baal or Ashtaroth who are the rulers of the heavenly bodies" (Wordsworth), for Obadiah knew that perfectly well, but because it was thus better adapted for a believer. In addressing Ahab it suited Elijah's purpose better to give prominence to the idea that Jehovah was "the God of Israel"], I win surely show myself unto him today. 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.
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