New Living Translation
So Elijah went to appear before Ahab. Meanwhile, the famine had become very severe in Samaria.
King James Bible
And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab. And there was a sore famine in Samaria.
Darby Bible Translation
And Elijah went to shew himself to Ahab. And the famine was severe in Samaria.
World English Bible
Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. The famine was severe in Samaria.
Young's Literal Translation
and Elijah goeth to appear unto Ahab. And the famine is severe in Samaria,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:2 Elijah went - Wherein he shews a strong faith, and resolute obedience, and invincible courage, that he durst at God's command run into the mouth of this raging lion.
LibrarySelfishness and Prayer. A Contrast.
"So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel, and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees."--1 KINGS xviii. 42. WHAT A CONTRAST! And yet, both men were perfectly consistent. It is in each case what you would expect, and yet how differently it might have been. What a different story it would have been if only Ahab had listened to the teaching of God! How often we see men having chances of turning round and beginning a new …
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1 Kings 18:1
Later on, in the third year of the drought, the LORD said to Elijah, "Go and present yourself to King Ahab. Tell him that I will soon send rain!"
1 Kings 18:3
So Ahab summoned Obadiah, who was in charge of the palace. (Obadiah was a devoted follower of the LORD.
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