1 Kings 18:41

“ And Eliiah said vnto Ahab, Get thee vp, eate and drinke, for there is a sound of abundance of raine.”

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Other Translations

And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for [there is] a sound of abundance of rain.
- King James Version

Now Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a {heavy} shower."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Elijah said to Ahab, Up! take food and drink, for there is a sound of much rain.
- Basic English Bible

And Elijah said to Ahab, Go up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.
- Darby Bible

And Elijah said to Ahab, Go up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.
- Webster's Bible

Elijah said to Ahab, "Get up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain."
- World English Bible

And Elijah saith to Ahab, `Go up, eat and drink, because of the sound of the noise of the shower.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Elijah said unto Ahab: 'Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 18:41


18:41 Get up - From the river, where he had been present at theslaughter of Baal's priests, to thy tent: which probably was pitchedon the side of Carmel. Eat, &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, &c. - The rain is as certainly coming, as if you heardthe noise which it makes.


Discussion for 1 Kings 18

  • Rod Allen
    Fascinating story. The area was one that abounded in naturally occurring naphtha. Note that Elijah was very keen to soak his bonfire in "water". My theory is that this was just this natural firelighter. One spark and whoosh! The lot went up. Very clever man, Elijah.
  • Kisembo
    God is great false prophets are real I have just observed we need to avoid and Identify them
  • BSP
    Verse 21~The people felt that they could have worship both ways, but Jehovah God deserves 100 percent.
  • Bruce
    Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
    Surely God operates by and through His laws, for no other law is.
    Fire that consumes water and causes even stone to disappear shows that water contains abundant power. Perhaps we get a view here as to how the pyramid stones were shaped.
  • BSP
    Verse 40~This verse shows the results of idolatry and the hatred that Jehovah God has for idolatry.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Our God answereth by fire! It is curious that some roadside god will be contending with the creator of heaven and earth! Our omnipotent God showed His power and put baal to shame. Its worshipers got the treatment they deserve. Pray that God will keep showing His might in our lives to bring down the stronghold of satan and its cohorts.

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