1 Kings 20:37
New International Version
The prophet found another man and said, "Strike me, please." So the man struck him and wounded him.

New Living Translation
Then the prophet turned to another man and said, “Hit me!” So he struck the prophet and wounded him.

English Standard Version
Then he found another man and said, “Strike me, please.” And the man struck him—struck him and wounded him.

Berean Study Bible
Then the prophet found another man and said, “Strike me, please!” So the man struck him and wounded him,

King James Bible
Then he found another man, and said, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man smote him, so that in smiting he wounded him.

New King James Version
And he found another man, and said, “Strike me, please.” So the man struck him, inflicting a wound.

New American Standard Bible
Then he found another man and said, “Please strike me.” And the man struck him, injuring him.

NASB 1995
Then he found another man and said, "Please strike me." And the man struck him, wounding him.

NASB 1977
Then he found another man and said, “Please strike me.” And the man struck him, wounding him.

Amplified Bible
Then the prophet found another man and said, “Please strike me.” So the man struck him hard, wounding him.

Christian Standard Bible
The prophet found another man and said to him, “Strike me! ” So the man struck him, inflicting a wound.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The prophet found another man and said to him, "Strike me!" So the man struck him, inflicting a wound.

American Standard Version
Then he found another man, and said, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man smote him, smiting and wounding him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he finds another man, and says, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man smote him, and in smiting wounded him.

Contemporary English Version
The prophet found someone else and said, "Hit me!" So this man beat him up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then he found another man, and said to him: Strike me. And he struck him, and wounded him.

English Revised Version
Then he found another man, and said, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man smote him, smiting and wounding him.

Good News Translation
Then this same prophet went to another man and said, "Hit me!" This man did so; he hit him a hard blow and hurt him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the disciple found another man. He said, "Punch me." The man punched him hard and wounded him.

International Standard Version
Later, he found another man and told him, "Please strike me!" So the man struck him and wounded him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then he found another man, and said: 'Smite me, I pray thee.' And the man smote him, smiting and wounding him.

Literal Standard Version
And he finds another man and says, “Please strike me”; and the man strikes him, striking and wounding,

NET Bible
He found another man and said, "Wound me!" So the man wounded him severely.

New Heart English Bible
Then he found another man, and said, "Please strike me." The man struck him, smiting and wounding him.

World English Bible
Then he found another man, and said, "Please strike me." The man struck him, smiting and wounding him.

Young's Literal Translation
And he findeth another man, and saith, 'Smite me, I pray thee;' and the man smiteth him, smiting and wounding,

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
A Prophet Reproves Ahab
36Then the prophet said to him, “Because you have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, as soon as you depart from me a lion will kill you.” And when he left, a lion found him and killed him. 37Then the prophet found another man and said, “Strike me, please!” So the man struck him and wounded him, 38and the prophet went and waited on the road for the king, disguising himself with a bandage over his eyes.…

Cross References
1 Kings 20:36
Then the prophet said to him, "Because you have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, as soon as you depart from me a lion will kill you." And when he left, a lion found him and killed him.

1 Kings 20:38
and the prophet went and waited on the road for the king, disguising himself with a bandage over his eyes.


Treasury of Scripture

Then he found another man, and said, Smite me, I pray you. And the man smote him, so that in smiting he wounded him.

Thy servant

Judges 9:7-20
And when they told it to Jotham, he went and stood in the top of mount Gerizim, and lifted up his voice, and cried, and said unto them, Hearken unto me, ye men of Shechem, that God may hearken unto you…

2 Samuel 12:1-7
And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor…

2 Samuel 14:5-7
And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and mine husband is dead…

thy life

1 Kings 20:42
And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Because thou hast let go out of thy hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people.

2 Kings 10:24
And when they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings, Jehu appointed fourscore men without, and said, If any of the men whom I have brought into your hands escape, he that letteth him go, his life shall be for the life of him.

or else

Exodus 21:30
If there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give for the ransom of his life whatsoever is laid upon him.

Job 36:18
Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.

Psalm 49:7
None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

pay [heb] weigh









Verse 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 [Heb. smiting and wounding. This last particular is apparently recorded to show how promptly and thoroughly this "other man," who is not said to have been a prophet, obeyed the charge. Probably he had the fate of the other before his eyes.]

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Then the prophet found
וַיִּמְצָא֙ (way·yim·ṣā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

another
אַחֵ֔ר (’a·ḥêr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 312: Hinder, next, other

man
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

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

“Strike me,
הַכֵּ֣ינִי (hak·kê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

please!”
נָ֑א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

So the man
הָאִ֖ישׁ (hā·’îš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

struck him
וַיַּכֵּ֥הוּ (way·yak·kê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

and wounded him,
הַכֵּ֥ה (hak·kêh)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike


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