1 Kings 18:6
New International Version
So they divided the land they were to cover, Ahab going in one direction and Obadiah in another.

New Living Translation
So they divided the land between them. Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

English Standard Version
So they divided the land between them to pass through it. Ahab went in one direction by himself, and Obadiah went in another direction by himself.

Berean Study Bible
So they divided the land to explore. Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went the other way by himself.

New American Standard Bible
So they divided the land between them to survey it; Ahab went one way by himself and Obadiah went another way by himself.

King James Bible
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

Christian Standard Bible
They divided the land between them in order to cover it. Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went the other way by himself.

Contemporary English Version
You go one way, and I'll go the other." Then they left in separate directions.

Good News Translation
They agreed on which part of the land each one would explore, and set off in different directions.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They divided the land between them in order to cover it. Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went the other way by himself.

International Standard Version
So they divided the land between them so they could conduct their survey. Ahab went off by himself in one direction and Obadiah went off by himself in the other.

NET Bible
They divided up the land between them; Ahab went one way and Obadiah went the other.

New Heart English Bible
So they divided the land between them to explore it; Ahab went one way alone, and Obadiah went another way alone.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So they split up in order to cover the entire countryside. Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went the other way by himself.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

New American Standard 1977
So they divided the land between them to survey it; Ahab went one way by himself and Obadiah went another way by himself.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it; Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

King James 2000 Bible
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

American King James Version
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

American Standard Version
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they made a division of the way between them to pass through it: Achaab went one way, and Abdiu went by another way alone.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they divided the countries between them, that they might go round about them: Achab went one way, and Abdias another way by himself.

Darby Bible Translation
And they divided the land between them to pass through it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

English Revised Version
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

Webster's Bible Translation
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

World English Bible
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

Young's Literal Translation
And they apportion to themselves the land, to pass over into it; Ahab hath gone in one way by himself, and Obadiah hath gone in another way by himself;
Study Bible
Elijah Confronts Ahab
5Then Ahab said to Obadiah, “Go throughout the land to every spring and every valley. Perhaps we will find grass to keep the horses and mules alive so that we will not have to destroy any livestock.” 6So they divided the land to explore. Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went the other way by himself. 7Now as Obadiah went on his way, Elijah suddenly met him. When Obadiah recognized him, he fell facedown and said, “Is it you, my lord Elijah?”…
Cross References
1 Kings 18:5
Then Ahab said to Obadiah, "Go throughout the land to every spring and every valley. Perhaps we will find grass to keep the horses and mules alive so that we will not have to destroy any livestock."

1 Kings 18:7
Now as Obadiah went on his way, Elijah suddenly met him. When Obadiah recognized him, he fell facedown and said, "Is it you, my lord Elijah?"

Treasury of Scripture

So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

Ahab went

Jeremiah 14:3
And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads.







Lexicon
So they divided
וַֽיְחַלְּק֥וּ (way·ḥal·lə·qū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2505: To be smooth, to apportion, separate

the land
הָאָ֖רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

to explore.
לַֽעֲבָר־ (la·‘ă·ḇār-)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

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

went
הָלַ֨ךְ (hā·laḵ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

one
אֶחָד֙ (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

way
בְּדֶ֤רֶךְ (bə·ḏe·reḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

by himself,
לְבַדּ֔וֹ (lə·ḇad·dōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 905: Separation, a part of the body, branch of a, tree, bar for, carrying, chief of

and Obadiah
וְעֹֽבַדְיָ֛הוּ (wə·‘ō·ḇaḏ·yā·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5662: Obadiah -- 'servant of Yah', the name of a number of Israelites

went
הָלַ֥ךְ (hā·laḵ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

the other
אֶחָ֖ד (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

way
בְּדֶרֶךְ־ (bə·ḏe·reḵ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

by himself.
לְבַדּֽוֹ׃ (lə·ḇad·dōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 905: Separation, a part of the body, branch of a, tree, bar for, carrying, chief of
Verse 6. - So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it ["This personal inspection by the king and one of his chief officers marks the extreme straits to which the Israelites were now reduced" (Rawlinson). The difference, however, between an Eastern and an European monarch must not be overlooked. "None (of the emirs of Arabia or the chiefs of central Asia) think it beneath them to lead an expedition in search of grass or water" (Kitto)]: Ahab went one way by himself [Heb. alone. Rawlinson says, "This does not mean that either Ahab or Obadiah was unaccompanied by a retinue," but it may very well mean that (לבַד, solus; LXX. μόνος; Bahr allein. Cf. ver. 22), if, indeed, it must not necessarily mean it; and ver. 14 certainly implies that Obadiah at least was unattended], and Obadiah went another way by himself. 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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