1 Kings 18:3

“And Ahab called Obadiah, which was the governor of his house. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Ahab called Obadiah which was the gouernour of his house: (now Obadiah feared the Lord greatly:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Ahab called Obadiah who {was} over the household. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Ahab called Obadiah, who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared Jehovah greatly:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Ahab sent for Obadiah, the controller of the king's house. (Now Obadiah had the fear of the Lord before him greatly;
- Basic English Bible

And Ahab called Obadiah, who was the steward of his house (now Obadiah feared Jehovah greatly;
- Darby Bible

And Ahab called Obadiah who was the governor of his house. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly:
- Webster's Bible

Ahab called Obadiah, who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared Yahweh greatly:
- World English Bible

and Ahab calleth unto Obadiah, who [is] over the house -- and Obadiah hath been fearing Jehovah greatly,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Ahab called Obadiah, who was over the household. --Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 18:3


18:3 Obadiah - Being valued by Ahab for his great prudence andfidelity, and therefore indulged as to the worship of the calves andBaal. But how could he and some other Israelites be said tofear the Lord, when they did not go up to Jerusalem to worship, asGod had commanded? Although they seem not to be wholly excusable in thisneglect, yet because they worshipped God in spirit and truth, and performedall moral duties to God and their brethren, and abstained from idolatry,being kept from Jerusalem by violence, God bares with their infirmityherein.


Discussion for 1 Kings 18:3

  • VEERAVALLI PC RAO for verse 3
    Obadiah spent all his life time savings in addition to his own income from land & cattle to feed 100 prophets for 3 years with bread and water. In the present scenario a dollar per person a day is spent, Obadiah spent $109,500. 'O' What a great sacrifice!

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