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.
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George Leo Haydock
Thy enemy. Have I done thee any harm, whenever thou hast appeared before me? Hebrew and Septuagint, "O my enemy. "(Haydock)
To find, often means to attack or take by surprise. Art thou come thus, to fall upon me on the road? (Calmet)
Sold. That is, so addicted to evil, as if thou hadst sold thyself to the devil, to be his slave to work all kind of evil. (Challoner) (Worthington) (St. Gregory, in Ezec. hom. 10.)
The expression strongly marks the empire of the passions. Achab was sovereignly wicked, without any restraint. (Calmet)
So Vitellius was: Luxui saginæque mancipatus, emptusque. (Tacitus, Hist. ii.)
Sold, or "abandoned "are used in the same sense, Psalm xliii. 13. ...