1 Kings 18:27

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 18:27  (King James Version)
And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

22:15 2 Chronicles 25:8 ; Ecclesiastes 11:9 ; Isaiah 8:9 Isaiah 8:10 ; 44:15-17 Ezekiel 20:39
Amos 4:4 Amos 4:5 ; Matthew 26:45 ; Mark 7:9 ; 14:41

Hebrew with a great voice. for he is a god.
Isaiah 41:23

Such were the absurd and degrading notions which the heathens entertained of their gods. "Vishnoo sleeps four months in the year; and to each of the gods some particular business is assigned
Vayoo manages the winds; Vuroonu the waters, etc. According to a number of fables in the pooranus, the gods are often out on journeys or expeditions." Ward's Views of the Hindoos, vol
ii. p. 324.

he is talking
or, he meditateth. is pursuing. Hebrew hath
a pursuit
must be awaked.
Psalms 44:23 ; Psalms 78:65 Psalms 78:66 121:4 Isaiah 51:9 ; Mark 4:38 Mark 4:39