1 Kings 20:4
New International Version
The king of Israel answered, “Just as you say, my lord the king. I and all I have are yours.”

New Living Translation
“All right, my lord the king,” Israel’s king replied. “All that I have is yours!”

English Standard Version
And the king of Israel answered, “As you say, my lord, O king, I am yours, and all that I have.”

Berean Study Bible
And the king of Israel replied, “Just as you say, my lord the king: I am yours, along with all that I have.”

King James Bible
And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to thy saying, I am thine, and all that I have.

New King James Version
And the king of Israel answered and said, “My lord, O king, just as you say, I and all that I have are yours.”

New American Standard Bible
And the king of Israel replied, “As you say, my lord, O king; I am yours, as well as all that I have.”

NASB 1995
The king of Israel replied, “It is according to your word, my lord, O king; I am yours, and all that I have.”

NASB 1977
And the king of Israel answered and said, “It is according to your word, my lord, O king; I am yours, and all that I have.”

Amplified Bible
The king of Israel [conceded his defeat and] answered, “By your word, my lord, O king, I am yours, and all that I have.”

Christian Standard Bible
Then the king of Israel answered, “Just as you say, my lord the king: I am yours, along with all that I have.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the king of Israel answered, “Just as you say, my lord the king: I am yours, along with all that I have.”

American Standard Version
And the king of Israel answered and said, It is according to thy saying, my lord, O king; I am thine, and all that I have.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the King of Israel answered and he said: “According to your word, my Lord King, I am yours and all that is mine!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king of Israel answered and said, As thou hast said, my lord, O king, I am thine, and all mine also.

Contemporary English Version
"Your Majesty," Ahab replied, "everything I have is yours, including me."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king of Israel answered: According to thy word, my lord 0 king, I am thine, and all that I have.

English Revised Version
And the king of Israel answered and said, It is according to thy saying, my lord, O king; I am thine, and all that I have.

Good News Translation
"Tell my lord, King Benhadad, that I agree; he can have me and everything I own," Ahab answered.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king of Israel answered, "As you say, Your Majesty. I and everything I have are yours."

International Standard Version
"Whatever you want, your majesty," the king of Israel answered. "I belong to you, as does everything I own."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king of Israel answered and said: 'It is according to thy saying, my lord, O king: I am thine, and all that I have.'

Literal Standard Version
And the king of Israel answers and says, “According to your word, my lord, O king: I [am] yours, and all that I have.”

NET Bible
The king of Israel replied, "It is just as you say, my master, O king. I and all I own belong to you."

New Heart English Bible
The king of Israel answered, "It is according to your saying, my lord, O king. I am yours, and all that I have."

World English Bible
The king of Israel answered, "It is according to your saying, my lord, O king. I am yours, and all that I have."

Young's Literal Translation
And the king of Israel answereth and saith, 'According to thy word, my lord, O king: I am thine, and all that I have.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ben-Hadad Attacks Samaria
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.” 5The messengers came back and said, “This is what Ben-hadad says: ‘I have sent to you to demand your silver, your gold, your wives, and your children.…

Cross References
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!'"

1 Kings 20:5
The messengers came back and said, "This is what Ben-hadad says: 'I have sent to you to demand your silver, your gold, your wives, and your children.

2 Kings 10:5
So the palace administrator, the overseer of the city, the elders, and the guardians sent a message to Jehu: "We are your servants, and we will do whatever you say. We will not make anyone king. Do whatever is good in your sight."


Treasury of Scripture

And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to your saying, I am yours, and all that I have.

I am thine

Leviticus 26:36
And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.

Deuteronomy 28:48
Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.

Jeremiah 15:11-13
The LORD said, Verily it shall be well with thy remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well in the time of evil and in the time of affliction…









Verse 4. - And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to thy saying, I am thine, and all that I have. [Much has been written about Ahab's pusillanimous acquiescence in these disgraceful terms, etc. But it is not absolutely clear that he ever meant to surrender either wives or children to the invader. All that is certain is that he judged it wise, in the presence of the enormous force arrayed against him, to make every possible concession, to adopt the most subservient tone, and to cringe at the feet of Ben-hadad. But all the time he may have hoped that his soft answer would turn away wrath. It is very far from certain that had Ben-hadad sent to demand the wives and children which Ahab here seems willing to yield to him they would have been sent. When Ben-hadad threatens (ver. 6) a measure which involved much less indignity than the surrender of the entire seraglio to his lusts, Ahab stands at bay. Allowance must be made for the exaggerations of Eastern courtesy. The writer was entertained in 1861 by Jacob esh Shellabi, then sheykh of the Samaritans, who repeatedly used words very similar to these. "This house is yours," he would say; never meaning, however, that he should be taken at his word.]

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

replied,
וַיַּ֤עַן (way·ya·‘an)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

“Just as you say,
כִּדְבָרְךָ֖ (kiḏ·ḇā·rə·ḵā)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

my lord
אֲדֹנִ֣י (’ă·ḏō·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 113: Sovereign, controller

the king:
הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

I am yours,
אֲנִ֖י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

along with all
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

that
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I have.”
לִֽי׃ (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew


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