After many days, the LORD's word came to Elijah (it was the third year of the drought): Go! Appear before Ahab. I will then send rain on the earth.
So Elijah went to appear before Ahab. Now the famine had become especially bad in Samaria.
Ahab had called Obadiah, who was in charge of the palace affairs. (Obadiah greatly feared the LORD.
When Jezebel killed the LORD's prophets, Obadiah took one hundred of them and hid them, fifty each in two caves. He supplied them with food and water.)
Ahab said to Obadiah, "Go throughout the land and check every spring of water and every brook. Perhaps we can find some grass to keep our horses and mules alive so we don't have to kill any of them."
To search, they divided the land between themselves. Ahab went one way by himself, while Obadiah went a different way by himself.
While Obadiah was out searching, suddenly Elijah met up with him. When Obadiah saw him, he fell on his face. "My master!" he said. "Are you Elijah?"
Elijah replied, "I am. Go and say to your master, ‘Elijah is here!'"