SEV Biblia, Chapter 18:42 Y Acab subió a comer y a beber. Y Elías subió a la cumbre del Carmelo; y postrándose en tierra, puso su rostro entre las rodillas.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 18:42 Verse 42. Put his face between his knees] He kneeled down, and then bowed his head to the earth, so that, while his face was between his knees, his forehead touched the ground.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 42. So Ahab went up to eat and to drink , etc.] Up to his chariot, as some think, or rather to some place higher than that in which he now was: and Elijah went up to the top of Carmel ; higher still, where he both might be alone, and have the opportunity of observing the clouds gathering, and the rain coming: and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees ; expressive of his humility, and of his earnestness, and vehement desire, and continued importunity, that rain might fall; for this was a posture of prayer he put himself into, and continued in; and it is certain that it was through his prayer that rain came, ( James 5:18) and from hence came the fable of the Grecians concerning Aeacus praying for rain in a time of drought, when it came f404 . So the Chinese writers report that at the prayers of their emperor Tangus, after a seven years’ drought, great rains fell.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 41-46 - Israel, being so far reformed as to acknowledge the Lord to be God, an to consent to the execution of Baal's prophets, was so far accepted that God poured out blessing upon the land. Elijah long continue praying. Though the answer of our fervent and believing supplication does not come quickly, we must continue earnest in prayer, and no faint or give over. A little cloud at length appeared, which soo overspread the heavens, and watered the earth. Great blessings ofte arise from small beginnings, showers of plenty from a cloud of spa long. Let us never despise the day of small things, but hope and wai for great things from it. From what small beginnings have great matter arisen! It is thus in all the gracious proceedings of God with the soul. Scarcely to be perceived are the first workings of his Spirit in the heart, which grow up at last to the wonder of men, and applause of angels. Elijah hastened Ahab home, and attended him. God wil strengthen his people for every service to which his commandments an providence call them. The awful displays of Divine justice and holines dismay the sinner, extort confessions, and dispose to outward obedienc while the impression lasts; but the view of these, with mercy, love and truth in Christ Jesus, is needful to draw the soul to self-abasement, trust, and love. The Holy Spirit employs both in the conversion of sinners; when sinners are impressed with Divine truths they should be exhorted to set about the duties to which the Saviou calls his disciples __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ויעלה 5927 אחאב 256 לאכל 398 ולשׁתות 8354 ואליהו 452 עלה 5927 אל 413 ראשׁ 7218 הכרמל 3760 ויגהר 1457 ארצה 776 וישׂם 7760 פניו 6440 בין 996 ברכו׃ 1290