1 Kings 18:17
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?”

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

New King James Version
Then it happened, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab 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, the cause of disaster to Israel?”

NASB 1995
When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, “Is this you, you troubler of Israel?”

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

Amplified Bible
When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, “Are you the one who is bringing disaster on Israel?”

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when Akhab saw Elyah, Akhab said to him: “You are the one who troubles those of Israel!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass when Achaab saw Eliu, that Achaab said to Eliu, Art thou he that perverts Israel?

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
[And it] comes to pass at Ahab’s seeing Elijah that Ahab says to him, “Are you he—the troubler 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?"

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?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elijah on Mount Carmel
16So Obadiah went to inform Ahab, who went to meet Elijah. 17 When 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, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.

Joshua 7:25
And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones.

Jeremiah 26:8,9
Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak unto all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people took him, saying, Thou shalt surely die…









(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.]

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When Ahab
אַחְאָ֖ב (’aḥ·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 256: Ahab -- 'father's brother', a king of Israel, also a false prophet

saw
כִּרְא֥וֹת (kir·’ō·wṯ)
Preposition-k | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7200: To see

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

[he]
אַחְאָב֙ (’aḥ·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 256: Ahab -- 'father's brother', a king of Israel, also a false prophet

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

to him,
אֵלָ֔יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

“Is that
זֶ֖ה (zeh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

you,
הַאַתָּ֥ה (ha·’at·tāh)
Article | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

O troubler
עֹכֵ֥ר (‘ō·ḵêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5916: To roil water, to disturb, affict

of Israel?”
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc


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