Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And Ahab said to Elijah, Have thou found me, O my enemy? And he answered, I have found thee because thou have sold thyself to do that which is evil in the sight of LORD.

New American Standard Bible

Ahab said to Elijah, “Have you found me, O my enemy?” And he answered, “I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do evil in the sight of the Lord.

King James Version

And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.

Holman Bible

Ahab said to Elijah, “So, you have caught me, my enemy.”

He replied, “I have caught you because you devoted yourself to do what is evil in the Lord’s sight.

International Standard Version

Later on, Ahab asked Elijah, "Have you found me, my enemy?"

American Standard Version

And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee, because thou hast sold thyself to do that which is evil in the sight of Jehovah.

Amplified

Ahab said to Elijah, “Have you found me, O my enemy?” And he answered, “I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do evil in the sight of the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you come face to face with me, O my hater? And he said, I have come to you because you have given yourself up to do evil in the eyes of the Lord.

Darby Translation

And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, mine enemy? And he said, I have found thee; because thou hast sold thyself to do evil in the sight of Jehovah.

Julia Smith Translation

And Ahab will say to Elijah, Didst thou find me, O mine enemy? And he will say I found: because thou didst sell thyself to do evil in the eyes of Jehovah,

King James 2000

And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he answered, I have found you: because you have sold yourself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then Ahab said to Elijah, "Have you found me, my enemy?" He said, "I have found you because you have sold yourself to do evil in the eyes of Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he answered, I have found you because you have sold yourself to work evil in the sight of Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Ahab said to Elijah, "Hast thou found me thine enemy at any time?" And he said, "Yea, because thou art utterly given to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD.

NET Bible

When Elijah arrived, Ahab said to him, "So, you have found me, my enemy!" Elijah replied, "I have found you, because you are committed to doing evil in the sight of the Lord.

New Heart English Bible

Ahab said to Elijah, "Have you found me, my enemy?" He answered, "I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do that which is evil in the sight of the LORD.

The Emphasized Bible

Then said Ahab unto Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he said: I have found thee ! Because thou hast sold thyself to do the thing that is wicked in the eyes of Yahweh,

Webster

And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O my enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.

World English Bible

Ahab said to Elijah, "Have you found me, my enemy?" He answered, "I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do that which is evil in the sight of Yahweh.

Youngs Literal Translation

And Ahab saith unto Elijah, 'Hast thou found me, O mine enemy?' and he saith, 'I have found -- because of thy selling thyself to do the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah;

Themes

Ahab » King of israel » Prophecies against

Bondage, spiritual » Sold under sin

Character » Of the wicked » Sold under sin

Character of the wicked » Sold under sin

Courage » Examples of » David

Courageous reformers » Elijah before king ahab

Elijah » Miracles of » Prophecies of

Elijah » Three times fed with divine supplies » Rebuked kings

Elijah » Prophecies of » The destruction of ahab and his house

Exposure » No matter how committed, sin will be exposed » Like the sin of ahab, it may be prompted by others

Homicide » Instances of felonious » Ahab and jezebel

Judgments » Ahab and jezebel

Kings » Their revenues derived from » Punished for transgressing the divine law

Kings » Who reigned over israel » Ahab

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Elijah before king ahab

Prophecy » Miscellaneous, fulfilled » The death of ahab

Prophets » Were sent to » Denounce the wickedness of kings

Rebuke » Appointed by God corrupt » Elijah rebukes ahab

Courageous reformers » Rebuke sinful rulers » Elijah before king ahab

Religious » Reformers courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Elijah before king ahab

Religious » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Elijah before king ahab

Repentance » Instances of » Ahab, when reproved by elijah for ahab's idolatry

Reproof » Faithfulness in » Elijah, of ahab

Reproof » Despised » By ahab

Reproof » Exemplified » Elijah

Sin » Secret » Sold under

Sin » Will be exposed, no matter how committed » Like the sin of ahab, it may be prompted by others

Sin » For punishments, ancient modes of reacts » Elijah rebukes ahab

Sinners » Snared no matter how committed, sin will be exposed » Like the sin of ahab, it may be prompted by others

Women » Instances of » Jezebel, in her evil counsels to, and influence over, ahab

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אחב אחאב 
'Ach'ab 
Usage: 93

to Elijah
אליּהוּ אליּה 
'Eliyah 
Usage: 71

Hast thou found
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

me, O mine enemy
אויב איב 
'oyeb 
Usage: 272

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

מכר 
Makar 
sell, seller, at all
Usage: 80

in the sight
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

References

Easton

Fausets

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Elijah Responds To Ahab

19 And thou shall speak to him, saying, Thus says LORD, Have thou killed and also taken possession? And thou shall speak to him, saying, Thus says LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, eve 20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Have thou found me, O my enemy? And he answered, I have found thee because thou have sold thyself to do that which is evil in the sight of LORD. 21 Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will utterly sweep thee away and will cut off from Ahab every man-child, and he who is shut up and he who is left at large in Israel.


Cross References

1 Kings 18:17

And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, Is it thou, thou troubler of Israel?

1 Kings 21:25

(But there was none like Ahab, who sold himself to do that which was evil in the sight of LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.

2 Kings 17:17

And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do that which was evil in the sight of LORD to provoke him to anger.

Romans 7:14

For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, having been sold under sin.

1 Kings 16:30

And Ahab the son of Omri did that which was evil in the sight of LORD above all who were before him.

1 Kings 22:8

And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, there is yet one man by whom we may inquire of LORD, Micaiah the son of Imlah, but I hate him, for he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the kin

2 Kings 21:2

And he did that which was evil in the sight of LORD, according to the abominations of the nations whom LORD cast out before the sons of Israel.

2 Chronicles 18:7

And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of LORD, but I hate him. For he never prophesies good concerning me, but always evil; the same is Micaiah the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said

2 Chronicles 18:17

And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?

2 Chronicles 33:6

He also made his sons to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom. And he practiced augury, and used enchantments, and practiced sorcery, and dealt with psychics, and with wizards. He wrought much evil in the sight

Isaiah 50:1

Thus says LORD, Where is the bill of your mother's divorcement, with which I have put her away? Or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities ye were sold, and for your transgressions your moth

Isaiah 52:3

For thus says LORD: Ye were sold for nothing, and ye shall be redeemed without money.

Amos 5:10

They hate him who reproves in the gate, and they abhor him who speaks uprightly.

Mark 12:12

And they sought to seize him. And they feared the multitude, for they knew that he spoke the parable against them. And having left him, they went away.

Galatians 4:16

So then have I become your enemy telling you the truth?

Ephesians 4:19

Who, having become callous, gave themselves over to licentiousness for the work of all uncleanness in greed.

Revelation 11:10

And those who dwell upon the earth rejoice over them, and will celebrate, and will give gifts to each other, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.

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