New International Version
"What have I done wrong," asked Obadiah, "that you are handing your servant over to Ahab to be put to death?
King James Bible
And he said, What have I sinned, that thou wouldest deliver thy servant into the hand of Ahab, to slay me?
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, What have I sinned, that thou givest thy servant into the hand of Ahab, to put me to death?
World English Bible
He said, "Wherein have I sinned, that you would deliver your servant into the hand of Ahab, to kill me?
Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'What have I sinned, that thou art giving thy servant into the hand of Ahab -- to put me to death?
1 Kings 18:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Unto all fountains of water - All marshy or well-watered districts, where grass was most likely to be preserved.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
What have I sinned
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 18:8
"Yes," he replied. "Go tell your master, 'Elijah is here.'"
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.
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