New Living Translation
Then Elijah said to Ahab, "Go get something to eat and drink, for I hear a mighty rainstorm coming!"
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:41 Get up - From the river, where he had been present at the slaughter of Baal's priests, to thy tent: which probably was pitched on the side of Carmel. Eat, and c. - Take comfort, and refresh thyself: for neither the king, nor any of the people could have leisure to eat, being wholly intent upon the decision of the great controversy. For there is, and c. - The rain is as certainly coming, as if you heard the noise which it makes.
LibrarySelfishness and Prayer. A Contrast.
"So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel, and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees."--1 KINGS xviii. 42. WHAT A CONTRAST! And yet, both men were perfectly consistent. It is in each case what you would expect, and yet how differently it might have been. What a different story it would have been if only Ahab had listened to the teaching of God! How often we see men having chances of turning round and beginning a new …
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread
The West Coast of Galilee-Carmel.
Ninth Sunday after Trinity. How Long Halt Ye Between Two Opinions? if the Lord be God, Follow Him; but if Baal, Then Follow Him.
Fall of the Western Empire (Ad 451-476)
1 Kings 8:36
then hear from heaven and forgive the sins of your servants, your people Israel. Teach them to follow the right path, and send rain on your land that you have given to your people as their special possession.
1 Kings 18:40
Then Elijah commanded, "Seize all the prophets of Baal. Don't let a single one escape!" So the people seized them all, and Elijah took them down to the Kishon Valley and killed them there.
1 Kings 18:42
So Ahab went to eat and drink. But Elijah climbed to the top of Mount Carmel and bowed low to the ground and prayed with his face between his knees.
He makes these things happen either to punish people or to show his unfailing love.
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