1 Kings 20:2
New International Version
He sent messengers into the city to Ahab king of Israel, saying, "This is what Ben-Hadad says:

New Living Translation
Ben-hadad sent messengers into the city to relay this message to King Ahab of Israel: “This is what Ben-hadad says:

English Standard Version
And he sent messengers into the city to Ahab king of Israel and said to him, “Thus says Ben-hadad:

Berean Study Bible
Then he sent messengers into the city to Ahab king of Israel,

New American Standard Bible
Then he sent messengers to the city to Ahab king of Israel and said to him, "Thus says Ben-hadad,

King James Bible
And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said unto him, Thus saith Benhadad,

Christian Standard Bible
He sent messengers into the city to King Ahab of Israel and said to him, "This is what Ben-hadad says:

Contemporary English Version
Benhadad sent a messenger to tell King Ahab of Israel,

Good News Translation
He sent messengers into the city to King Ahab of Israel to say, "King Benhadad demands that

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He sent messengers into the city to Ahab king of Israel and said to him, "This is what Ben-hadad says:

International Standard Version
Then he sent envoys to visit King Ahab of Israel and told him, "This is what Ben-hadad says:

NET Bible
He sent messengers to King Ahab of Israel, who was in the city.

New Heart English Bible
He sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel, into the city, and said to him, "Thus says Ben Hadad,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He sent messengers into the city to King Ahab of Israel. They told Ahab, "This is what Benhadad says:

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel, into the city,

New American Standard 1977
Then he sent messengers to the city to Ahab king of Israel, and said to him, “Thus says Ben-hadad,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he sent messengers to Ahab, king of Israel, into the city and said unto him, Thus hath Benhadad said,

King James 2000 Bible
And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said unto him, Thus says Ben-hadad,

American King James Version
And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said to him, Thus said Benhadad,

American Standard Version
And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel, into the city, and said unto him, Thus saith Ben-hadad,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Achaab spoke to Nabuthai, saying, Give me thy vineyard, and I will have it for a garden of herbs, for it is near my house: and I will give thee another vineyard better than it; or if it please thee, I will give thee money, the price of this thy vineyard, and I will have it for a garden of herbs.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And, sending messengers to Achab king of Israel into the city,

Darby Bible Translation
And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said to him, Thus says Ben-Hadad:

English Revised Version
And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel, into the city, and said unto him, Thus saith Ben-hadad,

Webster's Bible Translation
And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said to him, Thus saith Ben-hadad,

World English Bible
He sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel, into the city, and said to him, "Thus says Ben Hadad,

Young's Literal Translation
and sendeth messengers unto Ahab king of Israel, to the city,
Study Bible
Ben-Hadad Attacks Samaria
1Now Ben-hadad king of Aram assembled his entire army. Accompanied by thirty-two kings with their horses and chariots, he marched up, besieged Samaria, and waged war against it. 2Then he sent messengers into the city to Ahab king of Israel, 3saying, “This is what Ben-hadad says: ‘Your silver and gold are mine, and your best wives and children are mine!’”…
Cross References
1 Kings 15:18
So Asa withdrew all the silver and gold that remained in the treasuries of the house of the LORD and the royal palace. He entrusted it to his servants and sent them with this message to Ben-hadad son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion king of Aram, who was ruling in Damascus:

1 Kings 20:1
Now Ben-hadad king of Aram assembled his entire army. Accompanied by thirty-two kings with their horses and chariots, he marched up, besieged Samaria, and waged war against it.

1 Kings 20:3
saying, "This is what Ben-hadad says: 'Your silver and gold are mine, and your best wives and children are mine!'"

Treasury of Scripture

And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said to him, Thus said Benhadad,

2 Kings 19:9
And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight against thee: he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah, saying,

Isaiah 36:2
And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah with a great army. And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field.

Isaiah 37:9,10
And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying, …







Lexicon
Then he sent
וַיִּשְׁלַ֧ח (way·yiš·laḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

messengers
מַלְאָכִ֛ים (mal·’ā·ḵîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4397: A messenger, of God, an angel

into the city
הָעִֽירָה׃ (hā·‘î·rāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

Ahab
אַחְאָ֥ב (’aḥ·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 256: Ahab -- 'father's brother', a king of Israel, also a false prophet

king
מֶֽלֶךְ־ (me·leḵ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of Israel,
יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc
Verse 2. - And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into [Heb. to. It is not clear that they entered the city. They may have delivered their message to the king, or to his representatives at the gates or to the people on the walls (2 Kings 18:18, 27)] the city, and said unto him, Thus saith Ben-hadad, 20:1-11 Benhadad sent Ahab a very insolent demand. Ahab sent a very disgraceful submission; sin brings men into such straits, by putting them out of the Divine protection. If God do not rule us, our enemies shall: guilt dispirits men, and makes them cowards. Ahab became desperate. Men will part with their most pleasant things, those they most love, to save their lives; yet they lose their souls rather than part with any pleasure or interest to prevent it. Here is one of the wisest sayings that ever Ahab spake, and it is a good lesson to all. It is folly to boast of any day to come, since we know not what it may bring forth. Apply it to our spiritual conflicts. Peter fell by self-confidence. Happy is the man who is never off his watch.
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