1 Kings 18:44

Overview - 1 Kings 18
In the extremity of famine Elijah, sent to Ahab, meets good Obadiah.
Obadiah brings Ahab to Elijah.
17 Elijah, reproving Ahab, by fire from heaven convinces Baal's prophets.
41 Elijah, by prayer obtaining rain, follows Ahab to Jezreel.
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1 Kings 18:44  (King James Version)
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.
 


a little cloud
{Kekaph ish,} "like the hollow of a man's hand;" in the form of a hand bent, the concave side downmost
Mr. Bruce mentions a similar cloud in Abyssinia, as attending the inundation of the Nile. "Every morning, about nine, a small cloud, not above four feet broad, appears in the east, whirling violently round, as if upon an axis; but arrived near the zenith, it first abates its motion, then loses its form, and extends itself greatly, and seems to call up vapours from all opposite quarters. These clouds having attained nearly the same height, rush against each other with great violence, and put me always in mind of Elijah foretelling rain on Mount Carmel."
Job 8:7 ; Zechariah 4:10

Prepare
Hebrew Tie, or Bind.
1 Samuel 6:7 1 Samuel 6:10 ; Micah 1:13
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