1 Kings 18:15
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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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Clarke'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

1 Kings 18:10 As the LORD your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom, where my lord has not sent to seek you: and when they said, He is not there...

Hebrews 6:16,17 For men truly swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife...

of hosts liveth

Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

Deuteronomy 4:19 And lest you lift up your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven...

Job 25:3 Is there any number of his armies? and on whom does not his light arise?

Psalm 24:8-10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle...

Psalm 103:21 Bless you the LORD, all you his hosts; you ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

Psalm 148:2,3 Praise you him, all his angels: praise you him, all his hosts...

Isaiah 6:3 And one cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

Jeremiah 8:2 And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served...

Luke 2:13,14 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying...

before whom I

1 Kings 17:1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand...

Deuteronomy 1:38 But Joshua the son of Nun, which stands before you, he shall go in thither: encourage him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.

Luke 1:19 And the angel answering said to him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak to you...

I will surely

Isaiah 51:7,8 Listen to me, you that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear you not the reproach of men...

Library
Obadiah
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
The Lord does not love that his servants, however great they are, should think lightly of their lesser comrades, and it occurs to me that he so arranged matters that Obadiah became important to Elijah when he had to face the wrathful king of Israel. The prophet is bidden to go and show himself to Ahab, and he does so; but he judges it better to begin by showing himself to the governor of his palace, that he may break the news to his master, and prepare him for the interview. Ahab was exasperated
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 30: 1884

Of Prayer --A Perpetual Exercise of Faith. The Daily Benefits Derived from It.
1. A general summary of what is contained in the previous part of the work. A transition to the doctrine of prayer. Its connection with the subject of faith. 2. Prayer defined. Its necessity and use. 3. Objection, that prayer seems useless, because God already knows our wants. Answer, from the institution and end of prayer. Confirmation by example. Its necessity and propriety. Perpetually reminds us of our duty, and leads to meditation on divine providence. Conclusion. Prayer a most useful exercise.
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Carmel
[This chapter is based on 1 Kings 18:19-40.] Standing before Ahab, Elijah demanded that all Israel be assembled to meet him and the prophets of Baal and Ashtoreth on Mount Carmel. "Send," he commanded, "and gather to me all Israel unto Mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table." The command was issued by one who seemed to stand in the very presence of Jehovah; and Ahab obeyed at once, as if the prophet
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
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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