Then the king sent unto him a captain of fifty with his fifty ,.... Not in honour to him, but to bring him by force if he refused to come willingly:
and he went up to him, and, behold, he sat on the top of an hill ; generally supposed to be Mount Carmel:
and he spake unto him ; at the bottom of the hill, so loud that he might hear him:
thou man of God ; or the prophet of the Lord, as the Targum, as thou callest thyself; for this was said in a sneering, flouting, manner:
the king hath said, come down ; and in the king's name he ordered him to come down, signifying, if he would not, he would send his men to fetch him down.