1 Kings 18:3-16 CEBA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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3 Ahab had called Obadiah, who was in charge of the palace affairs. (Obadiah greatly feared the LORD. 3 and Ahab had summoned Obadiah, who was in charge of his palace. (Obadiah was a devout believer in the LORD.
4 When Jezebel killed the LORD's prophets, Obadiah took one hundred of them and hid them, fifty each in two caves. He supplied them with food and water.) 4 While Jezebel was killing off the LORD's prophets, Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them in two caves, fifty in each, and had supplied them with food and water.)
5 Ahab said to Obadiah, "Go throughout the land and check every spring of water and every brook. Perhaps we can find some grass to keep our horses and mules alive so we don't have to kill any of them." 5 Ahab had said to Obadiah, "Go through the land to all the springs and valleys. Maybe we can find some grass to keep the horses and mules alive so we will not have to kill any of our animals."
6 To search, they divided the land between themselves. Ahab went one way by himself, while Obadiah went a different way by himself. 6 So they divided the land they were to cover, Ahab going in one direction and Obadiah in another.
7 While Obadiah was out searching, suddenly Elijah met up with him. When Obadiah saw him, he fell on his face. "My master!" he said. "Are you Elijah?" 7 As Obadiah was walking along, Elijah met him. Obadiah recognized him, bowed down to the ground, and said, "Is it really you, my lord Elijah?"
8 Elijah replied, "I am. Go and say to your master, ‘Elijah is here!'" 8 "Yes," he replied. "Go tell your master, 'Elijah is here.' "
9 Then Obadiah said, "How have I sinned that you are handing me, your servant, over to Ahab so he can kill me? 9 "What have I done wrong," asked Obadiah, "that you are handing your servant over to Ahab to be put to death?
10 As surely as the LORD your God lives, there's no nation or kingdom where my master Ahab hasn't looked for you. They would insist, ‘He's not here,' but Ahab would make them swear that they couldn't find you. 10 As surely as the LORD your God lives, there is not a nation or kingdom where my master has not sent someone to look for you. And whenever a nation or kingdom claimed you were not there, he made them swear they could not find you.
11 And now you are commanding me: ‘Go and say to your master, 'Elijah is here'?' 11 But now you tell me to go to my master and say, 'Elijah is here.'
12 But here's what will happen: As soon as I leave you, the LORD's spirit will carry you off somewhere—I don't know where—then I'll report to Ahab, but he won't be able to find you. Then he will kill me! But your servant has feared the LORD from my youth. 12 I don't know where the Spirit of the LORD may carry you when I leave you. If I go and tell Ahab and he doesn't find you, he will kill me. Yet I your servant have worshiped the LORD since my youth.
13 Wasn't my master told what I did when Jezebel killed the LORD's prophets? I hid one hundred of the LORD's prophets, fifty each in two caves. I also supplied them with food and water. 13 Haven't you heard, my lord, what I did while Jezebel was killing the prophets of the LORD? I hid a hundred of the LORD's prophets in two caves, fifty in each, and supplied them with food and water.
14 But even after all that, you tell me, ‘Say to your master, 'Elijah is here!'' Ahab will kill me!" 14 And now you tell me to go to my master and say, 'Elijah is here.' He will kill me!"
15 Elijah said, "As surely as the LORD of heavenly forces lives, the one I serve, I will appear before Ahab today." 15 Elijah said, "As the LORD Almighty lives, whom I serve, I will surely present myself to Ahab today."
16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab. He told him what had happened. Then Ahab went to meet Elijah. 16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah.