1 Kings 18:41
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New International Version
And Elijah said to Ahab, "Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain."

New Living Translation
Then Elijah said to Ahab, "Go get something to eat and drink, for I hear a mighty rainstorm coming!"

English Standard Version
And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink, for there is a sound of the rushing of rain.”

New American Standard Bible
Now Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a heavy shower."

King James Bible
And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a rainstorm."

International Standard Version
After this, Elijah told Ahab, "Get up and have something to eat and drink, because there's the sound of a coming rainstorm."

NET Bible
Then Elijah told Ahab, "Go on up and eat and drink, for the sound of a heavy rainstorm can be heard."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Elijah told Ahab, "Get up, eat, and drink. It sounds like a heavy rain [is coming]."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Elijah said unto Ahab: 'Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.'

New American Standard 1977
Now Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a heavy shower.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Elijah said to Ahab, Go up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.

King James 2000 Bible
And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get you up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.

American King James Version
And Elijah said to Ahab, Get you up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.

American Standard Version
And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Elias said to Achab: Go up, eat, and drink: for there is a sound of abundance of rain.

Darby Bible Translation
And Elijah said to Ahab, Go up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.

English Revised Version
And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Elijah said to Ahab, Go up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.

World English Bible
Elijah said to Ahab, "Get up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain."

Young's Literal Translation
And Elijah saith to Ahab, 'Go up, eat and drink, because of the sound of the noise of the shower.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:41-46 Israel, being so far reformed as to acknowledge the Lord to be God, and to consent to the execution of Baal's prophets, was so far accepted, that God poured out blessing upon the land. Elijah long continued praying. Though the answer of our fervent and believing supplications does not come quickly, we must continue earnest in prayer, and not faint or give over. A little cloud at length appeared, which soon overspread the heavens, and watered the earth. Great blessings often arise from small beginnings, showers of plenty from a cloud of span long. Let us never despise the day of small things, but hope and wait for great things from it. From what small beginnings have great matters arisen! It is thus in all the gracious proceedings of God with the soul. Scarcely to be perceived are the first workings of his Spirit in the heart, which grow up at last to the wonder of men, and applause of angels. Elijah hastened Ahab home, and attended him. God will strengthen his people for every service to which his commandments and providence call them. The awful displays of Divine justice and holiness dismay the sinner, extort confessions, and dispose to outward obedience while the impression lasts; but the view of these, with mercy, love, and truth in Christ Jesus, is needful to draw the soul to self-abasement, trust, and love. The Holy Spirit employs both in the conversion of sinners; when sinners are impressed with Divine truths, they should be exhorted to set about the duties to which the Saviour calls his disciples.
Study Bible
The Lord Sends Rain
40Then Elijah said to them, "Seize the prophets of Baal; do not let one of them escape." So they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there. 41Now Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a heavy shower." 42So Ahab went up to eat and drink. But Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees.…
Cross References
1 Kings 8:36
then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants and of Your people Israel, indeed, teach them the good way in which they should walk. And send rain on Your land, which You have given Your people for an inheritance.

1 Kings 18:40
Then Elijah said to them, "Seize the prophets of Baal; do not let one of them escape." So they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.

1 Kings 18:42
So Ahab went up to eat and drink. But Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees.

Job 37:13
"Whether for correction, or for His world, Or for lovingkindness, He causes it to happen.
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