But the angel of the Lord said unto Elijah
One of the ministering spirits sent by the Lord to him:
arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria:
that is, the king of Israel, whose capital city was Samaria:
is it not because there is not a God in Israel;
known, acknowledged, and worshipped there, of whom there had been sufficient proof of his deity and divine perfections, as omniscience, omnipotence
that ye go to inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?
about future things, when they had God nigh unto them, fully acquainted with them, as this message shows.