Bible: 1 Kings 18:41-46

18:41 Then Elijah told Ahab, “Go on up and eat and drink, for the sound of a heavy rainstorm can be heard.” 1  18:42 So Ahab went on up to eat and drink, while Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel. He bent down toward the ground and put his face between his knees. 18:43 He told his servant, “Go on up and look in the direction of the sea.” So he went on up, looked, and reported, “There is nothing.” 2  Seven times Elijah sent him to look. 3  18:44 The seventh time the servant 4  said, “Look, a small cloud, the size of the palm of a man’s hand, is rising up from the sea.” Elijah 5  then said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up the chariots and go down, so that the rain won’t overtake you.’ 6  18:45 Meanwhile the sky was covered with dark clouds, the wind blew, and there was a heavy rainstorm. Ahab rode toward 7  Jezreel. 18:46 Now the Lord energized Elijah with power; 8  he tucked his robe into his belt 9  and ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.

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