New International Version
And Elijah said to Ahab, "Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain."
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Get thee up, eat and drink - It appears most evidently that Ahab and the prophet were now on good terms, and this is a farther evidence that the slaying of the false prophets was by the king's consent.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
a sound, etc. or, a sound of noise of rain
To the Young '... I thy servant fear the Lord from my youth.--1 KINGS xviii.12. This Obadiah is one of the obscurer figures in the Old Testament. We never hear of him again, for there is no reason to accept the Jewish tradition which alleges that he was Obadiah the prophet. And yet how distinctly he stands out from the canvas, though he is only sketched with a few bold outlines! He is the 'governor over Ahab's house,' a kind of mayor of the palace, and probably the second man in the kingdom. But …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Obadiah; Or, Early Piety Eminent Piety
Of Prayer --A Perpetual Exercise of Faith. The Daily Benefits Derived from It.
1 Kings 8:36
then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel. Teach them the right way to live, and send rain on the land you gave your people for an inheritance.
1 Kings 18:40
Then Elijah commanded them, "Seize the prophets of Baal. Don't let anyone get away!" They seized them, and Elijah had them brought down to the Kishon Valley and slaughtered there.
1 Kings 18:42
So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees.
He brings the clouds to punish people, or to water his earth and show his love.
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