New International Version
Elijah said, "As the LORD Almighty lives, whom I serve, I will surely present myself to Ahab today."
King James Bible
And Elijah said, As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely shew myself unto him to day.
Darby Bible Translation
And Elijah said, As Jehovah of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will certainly shew myself to him to-day.
World English Bible
Elijah said, "As Yahweh of Armies lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today."
Young's Literal Translation
And Elijah saith, 'Jehovah of Hosts liveth, before whom I have stood, surely to-day I appear unto him.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When Jezebel slew the prophets - This persecution was probably during the dearth, for as this bad woman would attribute the public calamity to Elijah, not being able to find him, she would naturally wreak her vengeance on the prophets of Jehovah who were within her reach.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
As the Lord
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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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Obadiah; Or, Early Piety Eminent Piety
Of Prayer --A Perpetual Exercise of Faith. The Daily Benefits Derived from It.
1 Kings 17:1
Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word."
1 Kings 18:14
And now you tell me to go to my master and say, 'Elijah is here.' He will kill me!"
1 Kings 18:16
So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah.
1 Kings 22:14
But Micaiah said, "As surely as the LORD lives, I can tell him only what the LORD tells me."
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