It happened after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Eliyah, in the third year, saying, Go, show yourself to Ach'av; and I will send rain on the eretz.
Eliyah went to show himself to Ach'av. The famine was sore in Shomron.
Ach'av called `Ovadyah, who was over the household. (Now `Ovadyah feared the LORD greatly:
for it was so, when Izevel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that `Ovadyah took one hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)
Ach'av said to `Ovadyah, Go through the land, to all the springs of water, and to all the brooks: peradventure we may find grass and save the horses and mules alive, that we not lose all the animals.
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ach'av went one way by himself, and `Ovadyah went another way by himself.
As `Ovadyah was in the way, behold, Eliyah met him: and he knew him, and fell on his face, and said, Is it you, my lord Eliyah?
He answered him, It is I: go, tell your lord, Behold, Eliyah [is here].