1 KINGS 18:3

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

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1 Kings 18:3 Translation & Meaning

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And Ahab אַחְאָ֔ב Achab, the name of a king of Israel and of a prophet at Babylon Ahab
called וַיִּקְרָ֣א To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
Obadiah, עֹֽבַדְיָ֖הוּ Obadjah, the name of thirteen Israelites Obadiah
which אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the governor עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications governor
of house. הַבָּ֑יִת A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
his (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
(Now Obadiah וְעֹֽבַדְיָ֗הוּ Obadjah, the name of thirteen Israelites Now Obadiah
feared יָרֵ֛א Fearing; morally, reverent feared
the Lord יְהוָ֖ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
greatly: מְאֹֽד׃ Properly, vehemence, i.e., (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication, wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated) greatly

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  • 1  And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.

  • 2  And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab. And there was a sore famine in Samaria.

  • 3  And Ahab called Obadiah, which was the governor of his house. (Now Obadiah feared the Lord greatly:

  • 4  For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the Lord, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)

  • 5  And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go into the land, unto all fountains of water, and unto all brooks: peradventure we may find grass to save the horses and mules alive, that we lose not all the beasts.




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