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1 Kings 18:3-16

RSV 3 And Ahab called Obadi'ah, who was over the household. (Now Obadi'ah revered the LORD greatly; NIV 3 and Ahab had summoned Obadiah, who was in charge of his palace. (Obadiah was a devout believer in the LORD. RSV 4 and when Jez'ebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, Obadi'ah took a hundred prophets and hid them by fifties in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.) NIV 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.) RSV 5 And Ahab said to Obadi'ah, "Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys; perhaps we may find grass and save the horses and mules alive, and not lose some of the animals." NIV 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." RSV 6 So they divided the land between them to pass through it; Ahab went in one direction by himself, and Obadi'ah went in another direction by himself. NIV 6 So they divided the land they were to cover, Ahab going in one direction and Obadiah in another. RSV 7 And as Obadi'ah was on the way, behold, Eli'jah met him; and Obadi'ah recognized him, and fell on his face, and said, "Is it you, my lord Eli'jah?" NIV 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?" RSV 8 And he answered him, "It is I. Go, tell your lord, 'Behold, Eli'jah is here.'" NIV 8 "Yes," he replied. "Go tell your master, 'Elijah is here.' " RSV 9 And he said, "Wherein have I sinned, that you would give your servant into the hand of Ahab, to kill me? NIV 9 "What have I done wrong," asked Obadiah, "that you are handing your servant over to Ahab to be put to death? RSV 10 As the LORD your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom whither my lord has not sent to seek you; and when they would say, 'He is not here,' he would take an oath of the kingdom or nation, that they had not found you. NIV 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. RSV 11 And now you say, 'Go, tell your lord, "Behold, Eli'jah is here."' NIV 11 But now you tell me to go to my master and say, 'Elijah is here.' RSV 12 And as soon as I have gone from you, the Spirit of the LORD will carry you whither I know not; and so, when I come and tell Ahab and he cannot find you, he will kill me, although I your servant have revered the LORD from my youth. NIV 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. RSV 13 Has it not been told my lord what I did when Jez'ebel killed the prophets of the LORD, how I hid a hundred men of the LORD'S prophets by fifties in a cave, and fed them with bread and water? NIV 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. RSV 14 And now you say, 'Go, tell your lord, "Behold, Eli'jah is here"'; and he will kill me." NIV 14 And now you tell me to go to my master and say, 'Elijah is here.' He will kill me!" RSV 15 And Eli'jah said, "As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today." NIV 15 Elijah said, "As the LORD Almighty lives, whom I serve, I will surely present myself to Ahab today." RSV 16 So Obadi'ah went to meet Ahab, and told him; and Ahab went to meet Eli'jah. NIV 16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah.