And it came to pass after manydays, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the thirdyear,saying , Go , shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will sendrainupon the earth.2
And Elijahwent to shew himself unto Ahab. And there was a sorefamine in Samaria.3
And AhabcalledObadiah,a which was the governor of his house. (Now Obadiahfeared the LORDgreatly:4
For it was so, when Jezebelb cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiahtook an hundredprophets, and hid them by fiftyin a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)
And Ahabsaid unto Obadiah,Go into the land, unto all fountains of water, and unto all brooks:peradventure we may findgrass to save the horses and mulesalive , that we lose not all the beasts.6
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahabwentoneway by himself, and Obadiahwentanotherway by himself.
And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, Elijahmet him: and he knew him, and fell on his face, and said , Art thou that my lordElijah?8
And he answered him, I am: go , tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here.