And it shall come to pass, as soon as I am gone from
that the Spirit of the Lord shall carry thee whither I know not
This he supposed might possibly, and very probably, be the case, since small raptures might have been already, and known to Obadiah, as there were afterwards, see ( 2 Kings 2:16 ) ( Ezekiel 3:12 Ezekiel 3:14 ) ( Acts 8:39 ) , and then he should not know where he was, nor be able to direct his master where to find him: and so when I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot find thee, he shall
for telling him a lie, and deceiving and mocking him; or for not seizing on Elijah, and bringing him, when he knew he was so desirous of getting him into his hands: but I thy servant fear the Lord from my youth;
and therefore did not deserve to be treated after this manner, having been an early and conscientious worshipper of the true God.