1 Kings 18:44
Text Analysis
1961 [e]וַֽיְהִי֙
And it came to passConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
7637 [e]בַּשְּׁבִעִ֔ית
the seventh [time]Prep-b, Art | Number-ofs
559 [e]וַיֹּ֗אמֶר
that he saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
2009 [e]הִנֵּה־
there isInterjection
5645 [e]עָ֛ב
a cloudN-cs
6996 [e]קְטַנָּ֥ה
as smallAdj-fs
3709 [e]כְּכַף־
as a handPrep-k | N-fsc
376 [e]אִ֖ישׁ
Of manN-ms
5927 [e]עֹלָ֣ה
3220 [e]מִיָּ֑ם
out of the seaPrep-m | N-ms
559 [e]וַיֹּ֗אמֶר
so he saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
5927 [e]עֲלֵ֨ה
go upV-Qal-Imp-ms
559 [e]אֱמֹ֤ר
413 [e]אֶל־
256 [e]אַחְאָב֙
631 [e]אֱסֹ֣ר
Prepare [your chariot]V-Qal-Imp-ms
3381 [e]וָרֵ֔ד
and go downConj-w | V-Qal-Imp-ms
3808 [e]וְלֹ֥א
andConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
6113 [e]יַעַצָרְכָ֖ה
stops youV-Qal-Imperf-3ms | 2ms
1653 [e]הַגָּֽשֶׁם׃
before the rainArt | N-ms

Hebrew Texts
מלכים א 18:44 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַֽיְהִי֙ בַּשְּׁבִעִ֔ית וַיֹּ֗אמֶר הִנֵּה־עָ֛ב קְטַנָּ֥ה כְּכַף־אִ֖ישׁ עֹלָ֣ה מִיָּ֑ם וַיֹּ֗אמֶר עֲלֵ֨ה אֱמֹ֤ר אֶל־אַחְאָב֙ אֱסֹ֣ר וָרֵ֔ד וְלֹ֥א יַעַצָרְכָ֖ה הַגָּֽשֶׁם׃

מלכים א 18:44 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויהי בשבעית ויאמר הנה־עב קטנה ככף־איש עלה מים ויאמר עלה אמר אל־אחאב אסר ורד ולא יעצרכה הגשם׃

מלכים א 18:44 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויהי בשבעית ויאמר הנה־עב קטנה ככף־איש עלה מים ויאמר עלה אמר אל־אחאב אסר ורד ולא יעצרכה הגשם׃

מלכים א 18:44 Hebrew Bible
ויהי בשבעית ויאמר הנה עב קטנה ככף איש עלה מים ויאמר עלה אמר אל אחאב אסר ורד ולא יעצרכה הגשם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
It came about at the seventh time, that he said, "Behold, a cloud as small as a man's hand is coming up from the sea." And he said, "Go up, say to Ahab, 'Prepare your chariot and go down, so that the heavy shower does not stop you.'"

King James Bible
And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On the seventh time, he reported, "There's a cloud as small as a man's hand coming from the sea." Then Elijah said, "Go and tell Ahab, 'Get your chariot ready and go down so the rain doesn't stop you.'"
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a little cloud. Kekaph ish, `like the hollow of a man's hand;' in the form of a hand bent, concave side downmost. Mr. Bruce mentions a similar cloud in Abyssinia, as attending the inundation of the Nile. `Every morning, about nine, a small cloud, not above four feet broad, appears in the east, whirling violently round, as if upon an axis; but arrived near the zenith, it first abates its motion, then loses its form, and extends itself greatly, and seems to call up vapours from all opposite quarters. These clouds having attained nearly the same height, rush against each other with great violence, and put me always in mind of Elijah foretelling rain on Mount Carmel.'

Job 8:7 Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end should greatly increase.

Zechariah 4:10 For who has despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice…

Prepare [heb] Tie, or Bind

1 Samuel 6:7,10 Now therefore make a new cart, and take two milk cows, on which there …

Micah 1:13 O you inhabitant of Lachish, bind the chariot to the swift beast: …

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