Obadiah asked, "What have I done wrong to make you hand me over to Ahab to be killed?
I solemnly swear, as the LORD your God lives, my master has searched for you in every region and kingdom. When people would say, 'He isn't here,' my master made that kingdom or region take an oath that they hadn't found you.
"Now you say, 'Tell your master that Elijah is here.'
This is what will happen: When I leave you, the LORD's Spirit will take you away to some unknown place. I'll tell Ahab, but he won't be able to find you. Then he will kill me. "I have been faithful to the LORD since I was a child.
Haven't you heard what I did when Jezebel killed the LORD's prophets? Haven't you heard how I hid 100 of the LORD's prophets in caves? I hid 50 prophets in each cave and provided bread and water for them.
Now you say that I should tell my master that Elijah is here. He will kill me."
Elijah said, "I solemnly swear, as the LORD of Armies whom I serve lives, I will present myself to Ahab."
So Obadiah went to tell Ahab. Ahab went to meet Elijah.
When he saw Elijah, Ahab said, "Is that you, you troublemaker of Israel?"
Elijah answered, "I haven't troubled Israel. You and your father's family have done it by disobeying the LORD's commands and following the various Baal gods.
Order all Israel to gather around me on Mount Carmel. And bring the 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of Asherah who eat at Jezebel's table."