And he sent again a captain of the third fifty with his fifty men. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before Elijah, and besought him, and said unto him, O man of God, I pray you, let my life, and the life of these fifty men your servants, be precious in your sight.
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George Leo Haydock
Again. This third captain is commonly supposed to be Abdias, (3 Kings xviii. 3.) though without much reason. (Calmet)
John of Jerus, (c. 15) says he left the court, and became a disciple of Elias, and a prophet. (Menochius)
But he is very different from the prophet, whose writings are still extant. (Calmet)
The report of the two miracles had come to his ears, and filled him with fear. (Menochius)
Despise not. Hebrew, "let my life.be precious in thy sight "1 Kings xxvi. 21., and Psalm cxv. 15.