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.
Darby 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.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Get thee up, eat and drink - Ahab had descended the hill-side with Elijah, and witnessed the slaughter of the priests. Elijah now bade him ascend the hill again, and partake of the feast which was already prepared, and which always followed upon a sacrifice.
There is a sound of abundance of rain - Either the wind, which in the East usually heralds rain, had begun to rise, and sighed through the forests of Carmel - or perhaps the sound was simply in the prophet's ears, a mysterious intimation to him that the drought was to end, and rain to come that day.
LibraryElijah's Appeal to the Undecided
Now, we have these three classes here this morning. We have, I hope, a very large number who are on Jehovah's side, who fear God and serve him; we have a number who are on the side of the evil one, who make no profession of religion, and do not observe even the outward symptoms of it; because they are both inwardly and outwardly the servants of the evil one. But the great mass of my hearers belong to the third class--the waverers. Like empty clouds they are driven hither and thither by the wind; …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
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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.
"Whether for correction, or for His world, Or for lovingkindness, He causes it to happen.
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