1 Kings 18:2
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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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

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Commentary
Keil 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

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 51:4 Against you, you only, have I sinned, and done this evil in your sight: that you might be justified when you speak...

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursues: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Isaiah 51:12 I, even I, am he that comforts you: who are you, that you should be afraid of a man that shall die...

Hebrews 13:5,6 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you...

a sore

Leviticus 26:26 And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven...

Deuteronomy 28:23,24 And your heaven that is over your head shall be brass, and the earth that is under you shall be iron...

2 Kings 6:25 And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass's head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver...

Jeremiah 14:2-6,18 Judah mourns, and the gates thereof languish; they are black to the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up...

Joel 1:15-20 Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come...

Cross References
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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