Know now, that there shall fall unto the earth nothing of the
word of the Lord, which the Lord spake concerning the house of Ahab,
&c.] He would have them observe, that all this, and what else should follow of the same kind, were and would be brought about by the providence of God, according to divine predictions, and as just punishments on Ahab's family for their sins; and therefore neither he nor others were to be blamed for what was done, since they were only instruments made use of by the Lord, who both foretold all this, and gave orders for the execution of it:
for the Lord hath done that which he spake by his servant Elijah;
see ( 1 Kings 21:21 1 Kings 21:29 ) .