Ahab called Obadiah 1who was over the household. (Now Obadiah 2feared the LORD greatly;
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for 3when Jezebel destroyed the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them by fifties in a cave, and 4provided 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, 5and 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."'
He said, "What sin have I committed, that you are giving your servant into the hand of Ahab to put me to death?
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"6As the LORD your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my master has not sent to search for you; and when they said, 'He is not here,' he made the kingdom or nation swear that they could not find you.
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"And now you are saying, 'Go, say to your master, "Behold, Elijah is here."'
"It will come about when I leave you 7that the Spirit of the LORD will carry you where I do not know; so when I come and tell Ahab and he cannot find you, he will kill me, although I your servant have feared the LORD from my youth.
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"8Has it not been told to my master what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets of the LORD, that I hid a hundred prophets of the LORD by fifties in a cave, and provided them with bread and water?
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"And now you are saying, 'Go, say to your master, "Behold, Elijah is here"'; he will then kill me."
Elijah said, "9As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today."
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So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him; and Ahab went to meet Elijah.