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.
As the LORD thy God liveth, there is no nation or kingdom, whither my lord hath not sent to seek thee: and when they said, He is not there; he took an oath of the kingdom and nation, that they found thee not.
As the LORD your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where 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.
For I swear by the LORD your God that the king has searched every nation and kingdom on earth from end to end to find you. And each time he was told, ‘Elijah isn’t here,’ King Ahab forced the king of that nation to swear to the truth of his claim.
As the Lord thy God liveth
Which is the form of an oath he thought fit to make, to ascertain
the truth of what he was about to say: there is no nation
or kingdom, whither my lord hath not sent to seek thee;
which is either an hyperbolical expression, signifying he had
sought for him in many places, and in every place he could think
of; or it must be understood either of the ten tribes, which were
as so many nations and kingdoms as they had been; or were more in
the times of the Canaanites; or of the nations round about, that
were in alliance with or tributary to the king of Israel:
and when they said, he is not there, he took an oath of the
kingdom and nation that they found thee not;
which he might exact of his own subjects, but could not of other
nations, unless they were free to it of themselves; or he might
take it of their ambassadors or merchants that came into his
land, of whom he inquired, and adjured them to tell him the