New International Version
and Ahab had summoned Obadiah, his palace administrator. (Obadiah was a devout believer in the LORD.
King James Bible
And Ahab called Obadiah, which was the governor of his house. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly:
Darby Bible Translation
And Ahab called Obadiah, who was the steward of his house (now Obadiah feared Jehovah greatly;
World English Bible
Ahab called Obadiah, who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared Yahweh greatly:
Young's Literal Translation
and Ahab calleth unto Obadiah, who is over the house -- and Obadiah hath been fearing Jehovah greatly,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Obadiah feared the Lord greatly - He was a sincere and zealous worshipper of the true God, and his conduct towards the persecuted prophets was the full proof both of his piety and humanity.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Obadiah [heb] Obadiahu
feared the Lord
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 16:9
Zimri, one of his officials, who had command of half his chariots, plotted against him. Elah was in Tirzah at the time, getting drunk in the home of Arza, the palace administrator at Tirzah.
1 Kings 18:2
So Elijah went to present himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria,
I put in charge of Jerusalem my brother Hanani, along with Hananiah the commander of the citadel, because he was a man of integrity and feared God more than most people do.
And he said to the human race, "The fear of the Lord--that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding."
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