New Living Translation
So Ahab summoned Obadiah, who was in charge of the palace. (Obadiah was a devoted follower of 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:3 Obadiah - Being valued by Ahab for his great prudence and fidelity, and therefore indulged as to the worship of the calves and Baal. But how could he and some other Israelites be said to fear the Lord, when they did not go up to Jerusalem to worship, as God had commanded? Although they seem not to be wholly excusable in this neglect, yet because they worshipped God in spirit and truth, and performed all moral duties to God and their brethren, and abstained from idolatry, being kept from Jerusalem by violence, God bares with their infirmity herein.
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 …
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread
The West Coast of Galilee-Carmel.
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Fall of the Western Empire (Ad 451-476)
1 Kings 16:9
Then Zimri, who commanded half of the royal chariots, made plans to kill him. One day in Tirzah, Elah was getting drunk at the home of Arza, the supervisor of the palace.
1 Kings 18:2
So Elijah went to appear before Ahab. Meanwhile, the famine had become very severe in Samaria.
I gave the responsibility of governing Jerusalem to my brother Hanani, along with Hananiah, the commander of the fortress, for he was a faithful man who feared God more than most.
And this is what he says to all humanity: The fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding.'"
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