1 Kings 18:3
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English Standard Version
And Ahab called Obadiah, who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly,

King James Bible
And Ahab called Obadiah, which was the governor of his house. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly:

American Standard Version
And Ahab called Obadiah, who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared Jehovah greatly:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Achab called Abdias the governor of his house: now Abdias feared the Lord very much.

English Revised Version
And Ahab called Obadiah, which was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly:

Webster's Bible Translation
And Ahab called Obadiah who was the governor of his house. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

He stretched himself (יתמדד) three times upon him, not to ascertain whether there was still any life left in him, as Paul did in Acts 20:10, nor to warm the body of the child and set its blood in circulation, as Elisha did with a dead child (2 Kings 4:34), - for the action of Elisha is described in a different manner, and the youth mentioned in Acts 20:10 was only apparently dead, - but to bring down the vivifying power of God upon the dead body, and thereby support his own word and prayer.

(Note: "This was done, that the prophet's body might be the instrument of the miracle, just as in other cases of miracle there was an imposition of the hand." - Seb. Schmidt.)

He then cried to the Lord, "Jehovah, my God, I pray Thee let the soul of this boy return within it." על־קרבּו, inasmuch as the soul as the vital principle springs from above.

1 Kings 18:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Obadiah [heb] Obadiahu
the governor of his house [heb] over his house

Genesis 24:2,10 And Abraham said to his oldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh...

Genesis 39:4,5,9 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house...

Genesis 41:40 You shall be over my house, and according to your word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than you.

feared the Lord

1 Kings 18:12 And it shall come to pass, as soon as I am gone from you, that the Spirit of the LORD shall carry you where I know not...

Genesis 22:12 And he said, Lay not your hand on the lad, neither do you any thing to him: for now I know that you fear God...

Genesis 42:18 And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:

2 Kings 4:1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets to Elisha, saying, Your servant my husband is dead...

Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine...

Nehemiah 7:2 That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man...

Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

Malachi 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD listened, and heard it...

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul...

Acts 10:2,35 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always...

Cross References
1 Kings 16:9
But his servant Zimri, commander of half his chariots, conspired against him. When he was at Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, who was over the household in Tirzah,

1 Kings 18:2
So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria.

Nehemiah 7:2
I gave my brother Hanani and Hananiah the governor of the castle charge over Jerusalem, for he was a more faithful and God-fearing man than many.

Job 28:28
And he said to man, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'"

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