1 Kings 20:3
New International Version
Your silver and gold are mine, and the best of your wives and children are mine.’”

New Living Translation
‘Your silver and gold are mine, and so are your wives and the best of your children!’”

English Standard Version
‘Your silver and your gold are mine; your best wives and children also are mine.’”

Berean Study Bible
saying, “This is what Ben-hadad says: ‘Your silver and gold are mine, and your best wives and children are mine!’ ”

King James Bible
Thy silver and thy gold is mine; thy wives also and thy children, even the goodliest, are mine.

New King James Version
‘Your silver and your gold are mine; your loveliest wives and children are mine.’ ”

New American Standard Bible
‘Your silver and your gold are mine; your most beautiful wives and children are also mine.’”

NASB 1995
‘Your silver and your gold are mine; your most beautiful wives and children are also mine.’”

NASB 1977
‘Your silver and your gold are mine; your most beautiful wives and children are also mine.’”

Amplified Bible
‘Your silver and your gold are mine; your wives and your children, even the fairest, also are mine [as conditions of peace].’”

Christian Standard Bible
‘Your silver and your gold are mine! And your best wives and children are mine as well! ’ ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your silver and your gold are mine! And your best wives and children are mine as well!’”

American Standard Version
Thy silver and thy gold is mine; thy wives also and thy children, even the goodliest, are mine.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And said to him: “Thus says BarHadad: “Your silver and your gold is mine, and your wives and your sons who are beautiful are mine.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thy silver and thy gold are mine, and thy wives and thy children are mine.

Contemporary English Version
"Ahab, give me your silver and gold, your wives, and your strongest sons!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
He said: Thus saith Benadad: Thy silver, and thy gold is mine: and thy wives, and thy goodliest children are mine.

English Revised Version
Thy silver and thy gold is mine; thy wives also and thy children, even the goodliest, are mine.

Good News Translation
you surrender to him your silver and gold, your women and the strongest of your children."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your silver and gold are mine. Your beloved wives and children are mine."

International Standard Version
Your silver and gold belong to me. So do the most beautiful of your wives and children.'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
and said unto him: 'Thus saith Ben-hadad: Thy silver and thy gold is mine; thy wives also and thy children, even the goodliest, are mine.'

Literal Standard Version
and says to him, “Thus said Ben-Hadad: Your silver and your gold are mine, and your wives and your sons—the best—are mine.”

NET Bible
He said to him, "This is what Ben Hadad says, 'Your silver and your gold are mine, as well as the best of your wives and sons.'"

New Heart English Bible
'Your silver and your gold is mine. Your wives also and your children, even the best, are mine.'"

World English Bible
'Your silver and your gold is mine. Your wives also and your children, even the best, are mine.'"

Young's Literal Translation
and saith to him, 'Thus said Ben-Hadad, 'Thy silver and thy gold are mine, and thy wives and thy sons -- the best -- are mine.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ben-Hadad Attacks Samaria
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!’” 4And the king of Israel replied, “Just as you say, my lord the king: I am yours, along with all that I have.”…

Cross References
1 Kings 20:2
Then he sent messengers into the city to Ahab king of Israel,

1 Kings 20:4
And the king of Israel replied, "Just as you say, my lord the king: I am yours, along with all that I have."

1 Kings 20:32
So with sackcloth around their waists and ropes around their heads, they went to the king of Israel and said, "Your servant Ben-hadad says, 'Please spare my life.'" And the king answered, "Is he still alive? He is my brother."


Treasury of Scripture

Your silver and your gold is mine; your wives also and your children, even the best, are mine.

Exodus 15:9
The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.

Isaiah 10:13,14
For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man: …









Verse 3. - Thy silver and thy gold is mine [Heb. mine it is]; thy wives also and thy children [Nothing reveals Ben-hadad's object more clearly than the mention of Ahab's wives. When we consider how jealously the seraglio of an Eastern prince is guarded, and how the surrender of the harem is a virtual surrender of the throne (2 Samuel 16:21, 22; note on 1 Kings 2:22), and certainly a surrender of all manhood and self-respect, we see that his aim was to wound Ahab in his tenderest point, to humble him to the lowest depths of degradation, and possibly to force a quarrel upon him], even the goodliest [The LXX. omits this. Bahr says the word can only apply to the sons, and that it must mean the most eminent young men of the city - not Ahab's children - whom Ben-hadad demanded as hostages. But against this is

(1) Ahab's answer, "All that I have," etc.;

(2) the fact that Ben-hadad obviously meant insult and plunder; and

(3) the language of ver. 7, where see note], are mine. [Heb. mine are they. Rawlinson would explain this excessive demand of the Syrian king by the assumption that when it was made the siege had already lasted a long time, and that the people were now reduced to the greatest straits, circumstances which the historian, with the characteristic brevity of the sacred writers, omits to mention. But really no such supposition is needed. The overwhelming force which Ben-hadad had at his back would, in his eyes, justify any demands. And the prima facie view of ver. 2 is that the messengers were sent on the first approach of the army, or rather at the beginning of the siege.]

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
saying,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“This is what
ל֗וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

Ben-hadad
הֲדַ֔ד (hă·ḏaḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1130: Ben-hadad -- 'son of Hadad', the name of several Aramean (Syrian) kings

says:
אָמַ֣ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘Your silver
כַּסְפְּךָ֥ (kas·pə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3701: Silver, money

and gold
וּֽזְהָבְךָ֖ (ū·zə·hā·ḇə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

are
ה֑וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

mine,
לִֽי־ (lî-)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

and your best
הַטּוֹבִ֖ים (haṭ·ṭō·w·ḇîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

wives
וְנָשֶׁ֧יךָ (wə·nā·še·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

and children
וּבָנֶ֛יךָ (ū·ḇā·ne·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

are
הֵֽם׃ (hêm)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

mine!’”
לִי־ (lî-)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew


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