Now it happened 1after many days that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, "Go, show yourself to Ahab, and 2I will send rain on the face of the earth."
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So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria.
Ahab called Obadiah 3who was over the household. (Now Obadiah 4feared the LORD greatly;
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for 5when Jezebel destroyed the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them by fifties in a cave, and 6provided them with bread and water.)
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Then Ahab said to Obadiah, "Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys; perhaps we will find grass and keep the horses and mules alive, and not have to kill some of the cattle."
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So they divided the land between them to survey it; Ahab went one way by himself and Obadiah went another way by himself.
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Now as Obadiah was on the way, behold, Elijah met him, 7and he recognized him and fell on his face and said, "Is this you, Elijah my master?"
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He said to him, "It is I. Go, say to your master, 'Behold, Elijah is here."'