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:
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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CommentaryKeil 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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Obadiah [heb] Obadiahu
feared the Lord
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.
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.
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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