But he said, “What [a]sin have I committed, that you are handing your servant over to Ahab, to put me to death? 10 (A)As surely as the Lord your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom to which my master has not sent word to search for you; and whenever they say, ‘He is not here,’ he makes the kingdom or nation swear that they could not find you. 11 Yet now you are saying, ‘Go, say to your master, “Behold, Elijah is here!”’ 12 And it will come about when I leave you (B)that the Spirit of the Lord will carry you to where I do not know; so when I come and inform Ahab and he cannot find you, he will kill me, though I, your servant, have [b]feared the Lord from my youth. 13 (C)Has it not been reported to my master what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets of the Lord, that I hid a hundred [c]prophets of the Lord by fifties in a cave, and provided them with bread and water? 14 Yet now you are saying, ‘Go, say to your master, “Behold, Elijah is here”’; he will then kill me!”

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  1. 1 Kings 18:9 Lit have I sinned
  2. 1 Kings 18:12 Or revered
  3. 1 Kings 18:13 Lit men of the prophets

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