As Obadiah was walking along, Elijah met him. Obadiah recognized1 him, bowed down to the ground, and said, "Is it really you, my lord Elijah?"
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"Yes," he replied. "Go tell your master, 'Elijah is here.' "
"What have I done wrong," asked Obadiah, "that you are handing your servant over to Ahab to be put to death?
As surely as the LORD your God lives, there is not a nation or kingdom where my master has not sent someone to look2 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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But now you tell me to go to my master and say, 'Elijah is here.'
I don't know where the Spirit3 of the LORD may carry you when I leave you. If I go and tell Ahab and he doesn't find you, he will kill me. Yet I your servant have worshiped the LORD since my youth.
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Haven't you heard, my lord, what I did while Jezebel was killing the prophets of the LORD? I hid a hundred of the LORD's prophets in two caves, fifty in each, and supplied them with food and water.
And now you tell me to go to my master and say, 'Elijah is here.' He will kill me!"
Elijah said, "As the LORD Almighty lives, whom I serve, I will surely present4 myself to Ahab today."
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So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah.
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When he saw Elijah, he said to him, "Is that you, you troubler5 of Israel?"
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