New International Version
But now you tell me to go to my master and say, 'Elijah is here.'
King James Bible
And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here.
Darby Bible Translation
And now thou sayest, Go, say to thy lord, Behold Elijah!
World English Bible
Now you say, 'Go, tell your lord, "Behold, Elijah is here."'
Young's Literal Translation
and now, thou art saying, Go, say to thy lord, Lo, Elijah;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There is no nation or kingdom - He had sent through all his own states and to the neighboring governments to find out the prophet, as he knew, from his own declaration, that both rain and drought were to be the effect of his prayers. Had he found him, he no doubt intended to oblige him to procure rain, or punish him for having brought on this drought.
He took an oath - Ahab must have had considerable power and authority among the neighboring nations to require and exact this, and Elijah must have kept himself very secret to have shunned such an extensive and minute search.
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To the Young '... I thy servant fear the Lord from my youth.--1 KINGS xviii.12. This Obadiah is one of the obscurer figures in the Old Testament. We never hear of him again, for there is no reason to accept the Jewish tradition which alleges that he was Obadiah the prophet. And yet how distinctly he stands out from the canvas, though he is only sketched with a few bold outlines! He is the 'governor over Ahab's house,' a kind of mayor of the palace, and probably the second man in the kingdom. But …
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1 Kings 18:10
As surely as the LORD your God lives, there is not a nation or kingdom where my master has not sent someone to look for you. And whenever a nation or kingdom claimed you were not there, he made them swear they could not find you.
1 Kings 18:12
I don't know where the Spirit of the LORD may carry you when I leave you. If I go and tell Ahab and he doesn't find you, he will kill me. Yet I your servant have worshiped the LORD since my youth.
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