18:3 So Ahab summoned Obadiah, who supervised the palace. (Now Obadiah was a very loyal follower of the Lord. 1 18:4 When Jezebel was killing 2 the Lord’s prophets, Obadiah took one hundred prophets and hid them in two caves in two groups of fifty. He also brought them food and water.)
1 Kings 18:12Context
18:12 But when I leave you, the Lord’s spirit will carry you away so I can’t find you. 3 If I go tell Ahab I’ve seen you, he won’t be able to find you and he will kill me. 4 That would not be fair, 5 because your servant has been a loyal follower of 6 the Lord from my youth.
1 tn Heb “now Obadiah greatly feared the
2 tn Heb “cutting off.”
3 tn Heb “to [a place] which I do not know.”
4 tn Heb “and I will go to inform Ahab and he will not find you and he will kill me.”
5 tn The words “that would not be fair” are added to clarify the logic of Obadiah’s argument.