18 Now it happened after many days that the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year, saying, “Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the face of the earth.”2 So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria.3 Ahab called Obadiah who was over the household. (Now Obadiah [a]feared the Lord greatly;4 for when Jezebel [b]destroyed the prophets of the Lord, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them by fifties in a cave, and provided them with bread and water.)5 Then Ahab said to Obadiah, “Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys; perhaps we will find grass and keep the horses and mules alive, and not [c]have to kill some of the cattle.”6 So they divided the land between them to [d]survey it; Ahab went one way by himself and Obadiah went another way by himself.
7 Now as Obadiah was on the way, behold, Elijah [e]met him, and he recognized him and fell on his face and said, “Is this you, Elijah my master?”8 He said to him, “It is I. Go, say to your master, ‘Behold, Elijah is here.’”9 He said, “What [f]sin have I committed, that you are giving your servant into the hand of Ahab to put me to death?10 As the Lord your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my master has not sent to search for you; and when they said, ‘He is not here,’ he made the kingdom or nation swear that they could not find you.11 And now you are saying, ‘Go, say to your master, “Behold, Elijah is here.”’12 It will come about when I leave you that the Spirit of the Lord will carry you where I do not know; so when I come and tell Ahab and he cannot find you, he will kill me, although I your servant have [g]feared the Lord from my youth.13 Has it not been told to my master what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets of the Lord, that I hid [h]a hundred prophets of the Lord by fifties in a cave, and provided them with bread and water?14 And now you are saying, ‘Go, say to your master, “Behold, Elijah is here”’; he will then kill me.”15 Elijah said, “As the Lord of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today.”16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him; and Ahab went to meet Elijah.
34 And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.35 For whoever wishes to save his [a]life will lose it, but whoever loses his [b]life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?37 For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?38 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”
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