1 Kings 18:8
New International Version
“Yes,” he replied. “Go tell your master, ‘Elijah is here.’”

New Living Translation
“Yes, it is,” Elijah replied. “Now go and tell your master, ‘Elijah is here.’”

English Standard Version
And he answered him, “It is I. Go, tell your lord, ‘Behold, Elijah is here.’”

Berean Standard Bible
“It is I,” he answered. “Go tell your master, ‘Elijah is here!’ ”

King James Bible
And he answered him, I am: go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here.

New King James Version
And he answered him, “It is I. Go, tell your master, ‘Elijah is here.’ ”

New American Standard Bible
And he said to him, “It is I. Go, say to your master, ‘Behold, Elijah is here.’”

NASB 1995
He said to him, “It is I. Go, say to your master, ‘Behold, Elijah is here.’”

NASB 1977
And he said to him, “It is I. Go, say to your master, ‘Behold, Elijah is here.’”

Amplified Bible
He answered him, “It is I. Go tell your master, ‘Elijah is here.’”

Christian Standard Bible
“It is I,” he replied. “Go tell your lord, ‘Elijah is here! ’ ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is I,” he replied. “Go tell your lord, ‘Elijah is here!’”

American Standard Version
And he answered him, It is I: go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He said to him: “I am.” And he said to him: “Go, say to your Lord: ‘Behold, Elyah!’”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Eliu said to him, I am: go say to thy master, Behold, Eliu is here.

Contemporary English Version
"Yes. Go tell Ahab I'm here."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he answered: I am. Go, and tell thy master: Elias is here.

Good News Translation
"Yes, I'm Elijah," he answered. "Go and tell your master the king that I am here."

International Standard Version
"I am," he replied. "Go tell your master, 'Look! Elijah!'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he answered him: 'It is I; go, tell thy lord: Behold, Elijah is here.'

Literal Standard Version
And he says to him, “I [am]; go, say to your lord, Behold, Elijah.”

New American Bible
He said to him, “Yes. Go tell your lord, ‘Elijah is here!’ ”

NET Bible
He replied, "Yes, go and say to your master, 'Elijah is back.'"

New Revised Standard Version
He answered him, “It is I. Go, tell your lord that Elijah is here.”

New Heart English Bible
He answered him, "It is I. Go, tell your lord, 'Look, Elijah is here.'"

World English Bible
He answered him, "It is I. Go, tell your lord, 'Behold, Elijah is here!'"

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith to him, 'I am; go, say to thy lord, Lo, Elijah.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elijah Confronts Ahab
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?” 8“It is I,” he answered. “Go tell your master, ‘Elijah is here!’” 9But Obadiah replied, “How have I sinned, that you are handing your servant over to Ahab to put me to death?…

Cross References
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?"

1 Kings 18:9
But Obadiah replied, "How have I sinned, that you are handing your servant over to Ahab to put me to death?


Treasury of Scripture

And he answered him, I am: go, tell your lord, Behold, Elijah is here.

thy lord

1 Kings 18:3
And Ahab called Obadiah, which was the governor of his house. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly:

Romans 13:7
Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

1 Peter 2:17,18
Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king…











Verse 8. - And he answered him; I am [Heb. I]: go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here. [The last two words are not in the Hebrew, and the sentence is much more graphic without them.]

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“[It is] I,”
אָ֑נִי (’ā·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

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

“Go
לֵ֛ךְ (lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

tell
אֱמֹ֥ר (’ĕ·mōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

your master,
לַאדֹנֶ֖יךָ (la·ḏō·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 113: Sovereign, controller

‘Elijah
אֵלִיָּֽהוּ׃ (’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

is here!’”
הִנֵּ֥ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!


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