New International Version
Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.
King James Bible
And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
Darby Bible Translation
and again he prayed, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth caused its fruit to spring forth.
World English Bible
He prayed again, and the sky gave rain, and the earth brought forth its fruit.
Young's Literal Translation
and again he did pray, and the heaven did give rain, and the land did bring forth her fruit.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And he prayed again - This second prayer is not mentioned in the history in express words, but as in 1 Kings 18:42, it is said, He cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees; that was probably the time of the second praying, namely, that rain might come, as this was the proper posture of prayer.
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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.
1 Kings 18:45
Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain started falling and Ahab rode off to Jezreel.
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