SEV Biblia, Chapter 18:44 Y a la séptima vez dijo: He aquí una pequeña nube como la palma de la mano de un hombre, que sube del mar. Y él dijo: Ve, y di a Acab: Unce tu carro y desciende, para que la lluvia no te ataje.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 18:44 Verse 44. There ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand.] ya Pkk kechaph ish, like the hollow of a man's hand. In the form of the hand bent, the concave side downmost. I have witnessed a resemblance of this kind at sea previously to a violent storm, a little cloud the size of a man's hand first appearing, and this increasing in size and density every moment, till at last it covered the whole heavens, and then burst forth with incredible fury.
Mr. Bruce mentions a similar appearance in Abyssinia:-"Every morning, in Abyssinia, is clear, and the sun shines. About nine a small cloud, not above four hundred 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." -Travels, vol. v., page 336, edit. 1806.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 44. And it came to pass at the seventh time that he said, behold there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a mans hand , etc.] Either about the size or in the form of it; rain water comes out of the sea, and, being strained through the clouds and air, becomes fresh: and he said, go up : the meaning seems to be, that he should first go down from the mount, and then go up to that part of it where Ahab was: say unto Ahab, prepare thy chariot ; bind or fasten the horses to it, as the phrase seems to signify: and get thee down ; from the mountain where he was, to go to Jezreel, which lay low in a valley: that the rain stop thee not ; on the road, that might be made impassable by it, signifying that such abundance should fall as would make it so.
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 __________________________________________________________________
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