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1 Kings 20:29–37

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29 And they pitched one over against the other seven days. And so it was, that in the seventh day the battle was joined: and the children of Israel slew of the Syrians an hundred thousand footmen in one day. 30 But the rest fled to oAphek, into the city; and there a wall fell upon twenty and seven thousand of the men that were left. And Ben-hadad fled, and came into the city, ||into an inner chamber. 31 And his servants said unto him, Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings: let us, I pray thee, sput sackcloth on our loins, and ropes upon our heads, and go out to cthe king of Israel: peradventure he will save thy life. 32 So they girded sackcloth on their loins, and put ropes on their heads, and came to cthe king of Israel, and said, Thy servant Ben-hadad saith, I pray thee, let me live. And he said, Is he yet alive? he is my brother. 33 Now the men tdid diligently observe whether any thing would come from him, and did hastily catch it: and they said, Thy brother Ben-hadad. Then he said, Go ye, bring him. Then Ben-hadad came forth to him; and he caused him to come up into the chariot. 34 And Ben-hadad said unto him, uThe cities, which my father took from thy father, I will restore; and thou shalt make streets for thee in wDamascus, as my father made in Samaria. Then said Ahab, I will send thee away with this covenant. xSo he made a covenant with him, and sent him away.

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.

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Or, from chamber to chamber. Heb. into a chamber within a chamber. ch. 22:25. 2 Kin. 9:2. 2 Chr. 18:24.


ver. 11, 21, 22, 31, 32, 40, 41, 43. ch. 22:2, 3, 4, &c. 2 Kin. 5:6, 7, 8. & 6:9, &c.


ver. 11, 21, 22, 31, 32, 40, 41, 43. ch. 22:2, 3, 4, &c. 2 Kin. 5:6, 7, 8. & 6:9, &c.


See Gen. 44:5 marg.


Comp. ch. 15:20.


See ch. 11:24.


Comp. ch. 22:31.


See ch. 13:17.


ch. 13:24.

Heb. smiting and wounding.