SEV Biblia, Chapter 19:13 La cual cuando Elías la oyó, cubrió su rostro con su manto, y salió, y se puso en pie a la puerta de la cueva. Y he aquí llegó una voz a él, diciendo: Â¿Qué haces aquí, Elías?
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 19:13 Verse 13. Wrapped his face in his mantle] This he did to signify his respect; so Moses hid his face, for he dared not to look upon God Exod. iii. 6. Covering the face was a token of respect among the Asiatics, as uncovering the head is among the Europeans.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 13. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle , etc.] Through reverence of the divine Majesty he perceived was there, and through shame and confusion under a sense of his impurity, imperfections, and unworthiness, as the seraphim in ( Isaiah 6:2,3), and as Moses, ( Exodus 3:6), and went out and stood in the entering in of the cave; he attempted to come forth out of the cave upon the divine order, ( 1 Kings 19:11), but was stopped by the terrible appearances of the wind, earthquake, and fire, a little within it; but now he came quite out, and stood at the mouth of it, to hear what the Lord would say unto him: and, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, what dost thou here, Elijah ? the same question is here put as in ( 1 Kings 19:9), though there by an angel, here by the Lord himself.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 9-13 - The question God put, What doest thou here, Elijah? is a reproof. I concerns us often to ask whether we are in our place, and in the way of our duty. Am I where I should be? whither God calls me, where m business lies, and where I may be useful? He complained of the people and their obstinacy in sin; I only am left. Despair of success hinder many a good enterprise. Did Elijah come hither to meet with God? he shall find that God will meet him. The wind, and earthquake, and fire did not make him cover his face, but the still voice did. Graciou souls are more affected by the tender mercies of the Lord, than by his terrors. The mild voice of Him who speaks from the cross, or the mercy-seat, is accompanied with peculiar power in taking possession of the heart.
Original Hebrew ויהי 1961 כשׁמע 8085 אליהו 452 וילט 3874 פניו 6440 באדרתו 155 ויצא 3318 ויעמד 5975 פתח 6607 המערה 4631 והנה 2009 אליו 413 קול 6963 ויאמר 559 מה 4100 לך פה 6311 אליהו׃ 452