1 Kings 20:38
New International Version
Then the prophet went and stood by the road waiting for the king. He disguised himself with his headband down over his eyes.

New Living Translation
The prophet placed a bandage over his eyes to disguise himself and then waited beside the road for the king.

English Standard Version
So the prophet departed and waited for the king by the way, disguising himself with a bandage over his eyes.

Berean Study Bible
and the prophet went and waited on the road for the king, disguising himself with a bandage over his eyes.

King James Bible
So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with ashes upon his face.

New King James Version
Then the prophet departed and waited for the king by the road, and disguised himself with a bandage over his eyes.

New American Standard Bible
So the prophet departed and waited for the king by the road, and disguised himself with a bandage over his eyes.

NASB 1995
So the prophet departed and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with a bandage over his eyes.

NASB 1977
So the prophet departed and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with a bandage over his eyes.

Amplified Bible
So the prophet left and waited for King Ahab by the road, and disguised himself [as a wounded soldier] with a bandage over his eyes.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the prophet went and waited for the king on the road. He disguised himself with a bandage over his eyes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the prophet went and waited for the king on the road. He disguised himself with a bandage over his eyes.

American Standard Version
So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with his headband over his eyes.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the prophet went and stood before the king of Israel by the way, and bound his eyes with a bandage.

Contemporary English Version
The prophet left and put a bandage over his face to disguise himself. Then he went and stood beside the road, waiting for Ahab to pass by.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So the prophet went, and met the king in the way, and disguised himself by sprinkling dust on his face and his eyes.

English Revised Version
So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with his headband over his eyes.

Good News Translation
The prophet bandaged his face with a cloth, to disguise himself, and went and stood by the road, waiting for the king of Israel to pass.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the prophet, disguised with a bandage over his eyes, waited for the king by the road.

International Standard Version
Then the prophet left and waited for the king to pass by, disguising himself with a bandage over his eyes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with his headband over his eyes.

Literal Standard Version
and the prophet goes and stands for the king on the way, and disguises himself with ashes on his eyes.

NET Bible
The prophet then went and stood by the road, waiting for the king. He also disguised himself by putting a bandage down over his eyes.

New Heart English Bible
So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with his headband over his eyes.

World English Bible
So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with his headband over his eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
and the prophet goeth and standeth for the king on the way, and disguiseth himself with ashes on his eyes.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
A Prophet Reproves Ahab
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. 39As the king passed by, he cried out to the king: “Your servant had marched out into the middle of the battle, when suddenly a man came over with a captive and told me, ‘Guard this man! If he goes missing for any reason, your life will be exchanged for his life, or you will weigh out a talent of silver.’…

Cross References
1 Kings 14:2
and Jeroboam said to his wife, "Now get up, disguise yourself so they will not recognize you as my wife, and go to Shiloh. For Ahijah the prophet is there; it was he who spoke about my kingship over this people.

1 Kings 20:37
Then the prophet found another man and said, "Strike me, please!" So the man struck him and wounded him,

1 Kings 20:41
Then the prophet quickly removed the bandage from his eyes, and the king of Israel recognized him as one of the prophets.


Treasury of Scripture

So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with ashes on his face.

he was gone [heb] he was not

2 Samuel 12:5-7
And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die: …

Job 15:6
Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee.

Matthew 21:41-43
They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons…









(38) Ashes upon his face.--It should be a "bandage over his head," to cover his face, and to accord with the appearance of a wounded soldier. Unless the wound had some symbolic significance in application to Ahab or Israel, it is difficult to see what purpose it could serve.

Verse 38. - So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with ashes upon his face. [Rather, a bandage upon his eyes. אֲפֵר there can be no doubt, denotes some sort of covering (LXX. τελαμών), and is probably the equivalent of עֲפֵר. Ashes cannot be put on the eyes, and even on the head would be but a poor disguise. This bandage was at the same time in keeping with the prophet's role as a wounded man, and an effective means of concealment. It would almost seem as if this prophet was personally known to the king.]

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
and the prophet
הַנָּבִ֔יא (han·nā·ḇî)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5030: A spokesman, speaker, prophet

went
וַיֵּ֙לֶךְ֙ (way·yê·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

and waited
וַיַּעֲמֹ֥ד (way·ya·‘ă·mōḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the road
הַדָּ֑רֶךְ (had·dā·reḵ)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

for the king,
לַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (lam·me·leḵ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

disguising himself
וַיִּתְחַפֵּ֥שׂ (way·yiṯ·ḥap·pêś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2664: To seek, to conceal oneself, mask

with a bandage
בָּאֲפֵ֖ר (bā·’ă·p̄êr)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 666: A covering, bandage

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

his eyes.
עֵינָֽיו׃ (‘ê·nāw)
Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain


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