1 Kings 18:41
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.”

Berean Study Bible
And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Elijah told Ahab, "Get something to eat and drink. I hear a heavy rain coming."

Good News Translation
Then Elijah said to King Ahab, "Now, go and eat. I hear the roar of rain approaching."

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."

New Heart English Bible
And Elijah said to Ahab, "Get up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of a heavy rain."

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Eliu said to Achaab, Go up, and eat and drink, for there is a sound of the coming 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.'
Study Bible
The LORD Sends Rain
41And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.” 42So Ahab went up to eat and drink. But Elijah climbed to the summit of Carmel, bent down on the ground, and put his face between his knees.…
Cross References
1 Kings 8:36
may You hear from heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants, Your people Israel, so that You may teach them the good way in which they should walk. May You send rain on the land that You gave Your people as an inheritance.

1 Kings 18:40
Then Elijah ordered them, "Seize the prophets of Baal! Do not let a single one escape." So they seized them, and Elijah brought them down to the Kishon Valley and slaughtered them there.

1 Kings 18:42
So Ahab went up to eat and drink. But Elijah climbed to the summit of Carmel, bent down on the ground, and put his face between his knees.

Job 37:13
Whether for punishment or for His land, He accomplishes this in His loving devotion.

Treasury of Scripture

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

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Ecclesiastes 9:7
Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.

Acts 27:34
Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.

a sound, etc.

1 Kings 18:1
And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.

1 Kings 17:1
And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.







Lexicon
And Elijah
אֵלִיָּ֙הוּ֙ (’ê·lî·yā·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 452: Elijah -- 'Yah is God', a well-known prophet of Israel, also three other Israelites

said
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to Ahab,
לְאַחְאָ֔ב (lə·’aḥ·’āḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 256: Ahab -- 'father's brother', a king of Israel, also a false prophet

“Go up,
עֲלֵ֖ה (‘ă·lêh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

eat
אֱכֹ֣ל (’ĕ·ḵōl)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

and drink,
וּשְׁתֵ֑ה (ū·šə·ṯêh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8354: To imbibe

for
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

there is the sound
ק֖וֹל (qō·wl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

of a heavy
הֲמ֥וֹן (hă·mō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1995: A noise, tumult, crowd, disquietude, wealth

rain.”
הַגָּֽשֶׁם׃ (hag·gā·šem)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1653: Rain, shower
(41) Get thee up, eat and drink.--There seems a touch of scorn in these words. Ahab, remaining passive throughout, had descended to the place of slaughter in the valley, looking on silent--if not unmoved--while the priests, whose worship he had openly or tacitly sanctioned, were slain by hundreds. Now Elijah bade him get up to his palace, taking it for granted that, fresh from that horrible sight, he is yet ready to feast, and rejoice over the approaching removal of the judgment, which alone had told on his shallow nature. The king goes to revel, the prophet to pray.

Verse 41. - And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up [It is clear from the word עֲלֵה that the king had gone down with the crowd to the Kishon. Curiosity had perhaps impelled him to witness the slaughter which he was powerless to prevent. And no doubt he had been profoundly awed by the portent he had just witnessed], eat and drink [It is hardly likely that there was aught of derision in these words. It is extremely probable that the excitement of the ordeal was so intense that the king had barely tasted food all day long. Elijah now bids him eat if he can, after what he has witnessed. There is now, he suggests, no further cause for anxiety or alarm. The people being repentant (vers. 39, 40), and the men who have brought a curse on the land being cut off, the drought can now be abated (cf. 2 Samuel 21:1, 6, 14). The next words assign the reason why he should eat and drink. It is a mistake, however (Ewald, Rawlinson), to suppose that he was bidden to "eat of the feast which always followed a sacrifice," for this was a whole burnt offering and had been entirely consumed (ver. 38). It is probable that the attendants of the king had spread a tent for him upon the plateau, and had brought food for the day along with them]; for there is a sound of abundance of rain [Heb. for a voice of a noise - הָמון; cf. hum, an onomatopoetic word - of rain. Gesenius and Keil think that the prophet could already hear the sound of the drops of rain, but if so, it was only in spirit (cf. ver. 45). The words may refer to the rise of the wind which so often precedes a storm, but it is more probable that Elijah speaks of signs and intimations understood only by himself. This was the "word" of 1 Kings 17:1.] 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.
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