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1 Kings 20:35–42

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35 And a certain man of ythe sons of the prophets said unto his neighbour zin the word of the Lord, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man refused to smite him. 36 Then said he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the voice of the Lord, behold, as soon as thou art departed from me, aa lion shall slay thee. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and slew him. 37 Then he found another man, and said, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man smote him, so that in smiting he wounded him. 38 So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and bdisguised himself with ashes upon his face. 39 And as the king passed by, he cried unto the king: and he said, Thy servant went out into the midst of the battle; and, behold, a man turned aside, and brought a man unto me, and said, Keep this man: if by any means he be missing, then cshall thy life be for his life, or else thou shalt pay a talent of silver. 40 And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone. And dthe king of Israel said unto him, So shall thy judgment be; thyself hast decided it. 41 And he hasted, and took the ashes away from his face; and dthe king of Israel discerned him that he was of the prophets. 42 And he said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, eBecause thou hast let go out of thy hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people.

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y
z

See ch. 13:17.

a

ch. 13:24.

Heb. smiting and wounding.

b
c

ver. 42 (Heb.). 2 Kin. 10:24.

Heb. weigh. Esth. 3:9. & 4:7. See Ex. 22:17.

Heb. he was not. See Jer. 31:15.

d

ver. 7.

d

ver. 7.

e