Was it not told my lord what I did when Jezebel slew the
prophets of the Lord? how I hid one hundred men of the Lord's prophets
by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water?
] (See Gill on 1 Kings 18:4), this he said not in a way of ostentation, but to show that it would be very ungenerous and ungrateful, as well as impolitic, to sacrifice such a friend at court to the Lord's prophets as he had been, and might still continue to be.