1 Kings 20:16
New International Version
They set out at noon while Ben-Hadad and the 32 kings allied with him were in their tents getting drunk.

New Living Translation
About noontime, as Ben-hadad and the thirty-two allied kings were still in their tents drinking themselves into a stupor,

English Standard Version
And they went out at noon, while Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the booths, he and the thirty-two kings who helped him.

Berean Study Bible
They marched out at noon while Ben-hadad and the 32 kings allied with him were in their tents getting drunk.

King James Bible
And they went out at noon. But Benhadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings that helped him.

New King James Version
So they went out at noon. Meanwhile Ben-Hadad and the thirty-two kings helping him were getting drunk at the command post.

New American Standard Bible
They went out at noon, while Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the temporary shelters with the thirty-two kings who were helping him.

NASB 1995
They went out at noon, while Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the temporary shelters with the thirty-two kings who helped him.

NASB 1977
And they went out at noon, while Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the temporary shelters with the thirty-two kings who helped him.

Amplified Bible
They went out at noon, while Ben-hadad was getting drunk in the temporary shelters, he and the thirty-two kings who were helping him.

Christian Standard Bible
They marched out at noon while Ben-hadad and the thirty-two kings who were helping him were getting drunk in their quarters.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They marched out at noon while Ben-hadad and the 32 kings who were helping him were getting drunk in the tents.

American Standard Version
And they went out at noon. But Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings that helped him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he went forth at noon, an the son of Ader was drinking and getting drunk in Socchoth, he and the kings, even thirty and two kings, his allies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they went out at noon. But Benadad was drinking himself drunk in his pavilion, and the two and thirty kings with him, who were come to help him.

English Revised Version
And they went out at noon. But Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings that helped him.

Good News Translation
The attack began at noon, as Benhadad and his thirty-two allies were getting drunk in their tents.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They attacked at noon, when Benhadad was in his tent getting drunk with the 32 kings who were his allies.

International Standard Version
They attacked at noon, just as Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the battle pavilions, along with the 32 kings who had joined him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they went out at noon. But Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the booths, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings that helped him.

Literal Standard Version
and they go out at noon, and Ben-Hadad is drinking—drunk in the shelters, he and the kings, the thirty-two kings helping him.

NET Bible
They marched out at noon, while Ben Hadad and the thirty-two kings allied with him were drinking heavily in their quarters.

New Heart English Bible
They went out at noon. But Ben Hadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty-two kings who helped him.

World English Bible
They went out at noon. But Ben Hadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty-two kings who helped him.

Young's Literal Translation
and they go out at noon, and Ben-Hadad is drinking -- drunk in the booths, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings, helping him.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Ahab Defeats Ben-hadad
15So Ahab assembled the young officers of the district governors, and there were 232 men. And after them, he assembled the rest of the Israelite troops, 7,000 in all. 16They marched out at noon while Ben-hadad and the 32 kings allied with him were in their tents getting drunk. 17And the young officers of the district governors marched out first. Now Ben-hadad had sent out scouts, who reported to him, “Men are marching out of Samaria.”…

Cross References
1 Kings 16:9
However, while Elah was in Tirzah getting drunk in the house of Arza the steward of his household there, Elah's servant Zimri, the commander of half his chariots, conspired against him.

1 Kings 20:12
Ben-hadad received this message while he and the kings were drinking in their tents, and he said to his servants, "Take your positions." So they stationed themselves against the city.

1 Kings 20:15
So Ahab assembled the young officers of the district governors, and there were 232 men. And after them, he assembled the rest of the Israelite troops, 7,000 in all.

1 Kings 20:17
And the young officers of the district governors marched out first. Now Ben-hadad had sent out scouts, who reported to him, "Men are marching out of Samaria."

1 Kings 22:31
Now the king of Aram had ordered his thirty-two chariot commanders, "Do not fight with anyone, small or great, except the king of Israel."

Proverbs 20:1
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is a brawler, and whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

Amos 6:7
Therefore, you will now go into exile as the first of the captives, and your feasting and lounging will come to an end.


Treasury of Scripture

And they went out at noon. But Benhadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings that helped him.

1 Samuel 2:3,4
Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed…

1 Samuel 14:11,12
And both of them discovered themselves unto the garrison of the Philistines: and the Philistines said, Behold, the Hebrews come forth out of the holes where they had hid themselves…

1 Samuel 17:44
And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.









Verse 16. - And they went out at noon. ["At the time when Ben-hadad, haughty and confident, had given himself up with his vassals, to the table, news of which had probably been received in the city" (Bahr). But it seems at least equally probable that the noon hour was selected either in obedience to the unrecorded directions of the prophet, or as being a time for rest and sleep, as it still is in the East.] But Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings that helped him. [Strong drink would seem to have been a besetment of the monarchs of that age (cf. 1 Kings 16:9; Proverbs 31:4; Daniel 5:1 sqq.; Esther 1:10; Esther 7:2; Habakkuk 2:5). It can hardly have been to "mark his utter contempt of the foe," Rawlinson, who compares Belshazzar's feast (Daniel 5:1-4) when besieged by Cyrus. But Ben-hadad was the besieger. We are rather reminded of Alexander's carouse at Babylon.]

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
They marched out
וַיֵּצְא֖וּ (way·yê·ṣə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

at noon
בַּֽצָּהֳרָ֑יִם (baṣ·ṣā·ho·rā·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6672: A light, double light, noon

while Ben-hadad
הֲדַד֩ (hă·ḏaḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1130: Ben-hadad -- 'son of Hadad', the name of several Aramean (Syrian) kings

and the 32
שְׁלֹשִֽׁים־ (šə·lō·šîm-)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7970: Thirty, thirtieth

kings
וְהַמְּלָכִ֛ים (wə·ham·mə·lā·ḵîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

allied
עֹזֵ֥ר (‘ō·zêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5826: To surround, protect, aid

with him
אֹתֽוֹ׃ (’ō·ṯōw)
Direct object marker | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

were in their tents
בַּסֻּכּ֗וֹת (bas·suk·kō·wṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5521: A thicket, booth

getting
שֹׁתֶ֨ה (šō·ṯeh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8354: To imbibe

drunk.
שִׁכּ֜וֹר (šik·kō·wr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7910: Intoxicated, as a, state, a habit


Jump to Previous
Allied Ben Benhadad Ben-Hadad Ben-Ha'dad Booths Drank Drinking Drunk Hadad Helped Kings Middle Noon Pavilions Shelters Temporary Tents Thirty Thirty-Two
Jump to Next
Allied Ben Benhadad Ben-Hadad Ben-Ha'dad Booths Drank Drinking Drunk Hadad Helped Kings Middle Noon Pavilions Shelters Temporary Tents Thirty Thirty-Two
Links
1 Kings 20:16 NIV
1 Kings 20:16 NLT
1 Kings 20:16 ESV
1 Kings 20:16 NASB
1 Kings 20:16 KJV

1 Kings 20:16 BibleApps.com
1 Kings 20:16 Biblia Paralela
1 Kings 20:16 Chinese Bible
1 Kings 20:16 French Bible
1 Kings 20:16 Clyx Quotations

OT History: 1 Kings 20:16 They went out at noon (1Ki iKi i Ki 1 Kg 1kg)
1 Kings 20:15
Top of Page
Top of Page