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 1 Kings 20:1 - 30
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   Book of 1 Kings
   Chapter 20  - Click for Chapter Audio
20:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Ben-hadad R756 king of Aram gathered all his army, and R757 there were thirty-two kings with him, and horses and chariots. And he went up and besieged R758 Samaria and fought against it.
 
20:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then he sent messengers to the city to Ahab king of Israel and said to him, "Thus says Ben-hadad,
 
20:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`Your silver and your gold are mine; your most beautiful wives and children are also mine.' "
 
20:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The king of Israel replied, "It is according to your word, my lord, O king; I am yours, and all that I have."
 
20:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the messengers returned and said, "Thus says Ben-hadad, F457 `Surely, I sent to you saying, "You shall give me your silver and your gold and your wives and your children,"
 
20:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
but about this time tomorrow I will send my servants to you, and they will search your house and the houses of your servants; and whatever F458 is desirable in your eyes, they will take F459 in their hand and carry away.' "
 
20:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land and said, "Please observe and see R759 how this man is looking for trouble; for he sent to me for my wives and my children and my silver and my gold, and I did not refuse him."
 
20:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
All the elders and all the people said to him, "Do not listen or consent."
 
20:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he said to the messengers of Ben-hadad, "Tell my lord the king, `All that you sent for to your servant at the first I will do, but this thing I cannot do.' " And the messengers departed and brought him word again.
 
20:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Ben-hadad sent to him and said, "May the R760 gods do so to me and more also, if the dust of Samaria will suffice for handfuls for all the people who follow F460 me."
 
20:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the king of Israel replied, "Tell him, `Let R761 not him who girds on his armor boast like him who takes it off.' "
 
20:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When Ben-hadad heard this message, as he R762 was drinking with F461 the kings in the temporary F462 shelters, he said to his servants, "Station yourselves." So they stationed themselves against the city.
 
20:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now behold, a prophet approached Ahab king of Israel and said, "Thus says the LORD, `Have you seen all this great multitude? Behold, I R763 will deliver them into your hand today, and you R764 shall know that I am the LORD.' "
 
20:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Ahab said, "By whom?" So he said, "Thus says the LORD, `By the young men of the rulers of the provinces.' " Then he said, "Who shall begin F463 the battle?" And he answered, F464 "You."
 
20:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then he mustered the young men of the rulers of the provinces, and there were 232; and after them he mustered all the people, even all the sons of Israel, 7,000.
 
20:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
They went out at noon, while Ben-hadad R765 was drinking himself drunk in the temporary F465 shelters with F466 the thirty-two kings who helped him.
 
20:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The young men of the rulers of the provinces went out first; and Ben-hadad sent out and they told him, saying, "Men have come out from Samaria."
 
20:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then R766 he said, "If they have come out for peace, take them alive; or if they have come out for war, take them alive."
 
20:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So these went out from the city, the young men of the rulers of the provinces, and the army which followed them.
 
20:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
They killed F467 each his man; and the Arameans fled and Israel pursued them, and Ben-hadad king of Aram escaped on a horse with horsemen.
 
20:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The king of Israel went out and struck F468 the horses and chariots, and killed F468 the Arameans with a great slaughter.
 
20:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the R767 prophet came near to the king of Israel and said to him, "Go, strengthen yourself and observe and see what you have to do; for at R768 the turn of the year the king of Aram will come up against you."
 
20:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now the servants of the king of Aram said to him, "Their R769 gods are gods of the mountains, therefore they were stronger than we; but rather let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we will be stronger than they.
 
20:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Do this thing: remove the kings, each from his place, and put captains in their place,
 
20:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and muster F469 an army like the army that you have lost, horse for horse, and chariot for chariot. Then we will fight against them in the plain, and surely we will be stronger than they." And he listened to their voice and did so.
 
20:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
At R770 the turn of the year, Ben-hadad mustered the Arameans and went up to Aphek R771 to fight against Israel.
 
20:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The sons of Israel were mustered and were provisioned and went to meet them; and the sons of Israel camped before them like two little flocks of goats, but R772 the Arameans filled the country.
 
20:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then a R773 man of God came near and spoke to the king of Israel and said, "Thus says the LORD, `Because the Arameans have said, "The R774 LORD is a god of the mountains, but He is not a god of the valleys," therefore I R775 will give all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the LORD.' "
 
20:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So they camped one over against the other seven days. And on the seventh day the battle was joined, and the sons of Israel killed F470 of the Arameans 100,000 foot soldiers in one day.
 
20:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But the rest fled to Aphek R776 into the city, and the wall fell on 27,000 men who were left. And Ben-hadad fled and came into the city into R777 an inner chamber.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F318 Lit Ben-hadad, saying
F319 Lit all the desire of your eyes
F320 Lit put
F321 Lit are at my feet
F322 Lit he and
F323 Or booths
F324 Lit bind
F325 Lit said
F326 Or booths
F327 Lit he and the 32 kings
F328 Lit smote
F329 Lit smote
F330 Lit number
F331 Lit smote

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R756 1 Kings 15:18,20; 2 Kings 6:24
R757 1 Kings 22:31
R758 1 Kings 16:24; 2 Kings 6:24
R759 2 Kings 5:7
R760 1 Kings 19:2; 2 Kings 6:31
R761 Proverbs 27:1
R762 1 Kings 16:9; Proverbs 31:4,5
R763 1 Kings 20:28
R764 1 Kings 18:36
R765 1 Kings 16:9; 20:12; Proverbs 20:1
R766 2 Kings 14:8-12
R767 1 Kings 20:13
R768 2 Samuel 11:1; 1 Kings 20:26
R769 1 Kings 14:23; Jeremiah 16:19-21; Romans 1:21-23
R770 1 Kings 20:22
R771 2 Kings 13:17
R772 Judges 6:3-5; 1 Samuel 13:5-8
R773 1 Kings 17:18
R774 1 Kings 20:23
R775 1 Kings 20:13
R776 1 Kings 20:26
R777 1 Kings 22:25; 2 Chronicles 18:24

 
 

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