English Standard Version
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.
American Standard Version
And Elijah went to show himself unto Ahab. And the famine was sore in Samaria.
And Elias went to shew himself to Achab, and there was a grievous famine 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.
1 Kings 18:2 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Elijah told her to carry the dead child up to the chamber in which he lived and lay it upon his bed, and then cried to the Lord, "Jehovah, my God! hast Thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, to slay her son?" These words, in which the word also refers to the other calamities occasioned by the drought, contain no reproach of God, but are expressive of the heartiest compassion for the suffering of his benefactress and the deepest lamentation, which, springing from living faith, pours out the whole heart before God in the hour of distress, that I may appeal to Him the more powerfully for His aid. The meaning is, "Thou, O Lord my God, according to Thy grace and righteousness, canst not possibly leave the son of this widow in death." Such confident belief carries within itself the certainty of being heard. The prophet therefore proceeds at once to action, to restore the boy to life.
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went to shew
1 Kings 18:1
After many days the word of the LORD came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, "Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth."
1 Kings 18:3
And Ahab called Obadiah, who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly,
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