1 Kings 18:44

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe at the seuenth time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the Sea, like a mans hand. And he said, Goe vp, say vnto Ahab, Prepare thy charet, and get thee downe, that the raine stop thee not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.'""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a cloud out of the sea, as small as a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Make ready `thy chariot', and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the seventh time he said, I see a cloud coming up out of the sea, as small as a man's hand. Then he said, Go up and say to Ahab, Get your carriage ready and go down or the rain will keep you back.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass at the seventh time that he said, Behold there is a cloud, small as a man's hand, arising out of the sea. And he said, Go up, say to Ahab, Harness and go down, that the pour of rain stop thee not.
- Darby 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 to Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and go down, that the rain may not hinder thee.
- Webster's Bible

It happened at the seventh time, that he said, "Behold, a small cloud, like a man's hand, is rising out of the sea." He said, "Go up, tell Ahab, 'Get ready and go down, so that the rain doesn't stop you.'"
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass, at the seventh, that he saith, `Lo, a little thickness as the palm of a man is coming up out of the sea.' And he saith, `Go up, say unto Ahab, `Bind -- and go down, and the shower doth not restrain thee.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said: 'Behold, there ariseth a cloud out of the sea, as small as a man's hand.' And he said: 'Go up, say unto Ahab: Make ready thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 18:44


18:44 Like a man's hand - Great blessings often rise from smallbeginnings, and showers of plenty from a cloud of a span long. Let ustherefore never despise the day of small things, but hope and waitfor greater things from it.


Discussion for 1 Kings 18:44

  • Rev. Ron Garland for verse 44
    There had been a drought in the land. Just as there is a drought in the church today. I believe this is a prophecy to the church concerning the last days and the end time ministry of the church. Rain always represents the Holy Spirit. I believe the prophet saw the fivefold ministry returning to the Church. If you notice the King James Version says a cloud LIKE, not the size of, a manís hand. I have seen Rain clouds over the Gulf that appeared like the palm of a hand with fingers reaching down to the sea. The prophet saw 5 fingers representing the 5 fold ministry. The sea always represents people; and in this case, Godís people, the church. Something to think about.
  • NESON WILLY for verse 44
    I need comment from this verse 44.

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