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King Ahab answered, "Tell King Benhadad that a real soldier does his bragging after a battle, not before it."
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And the king of Israel answering, said: Tell him: Let not the girded boast himself as the ungirded.
came [heb] approached
2 Kings 6:8-12 And the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying: In such and such a place, let us lay an ambush. . . .
2 Kings 7:1 And Eliseus said: Hear ye the word of the Lord: Thus saith the Lord: Tomorrow, about this time, a bushel of fine flour shall be sold for a stater, and two bushels of barley for a stater, in the gate of Samaria.
2 Kings 13:23 And the Lord had mercy on them, and returned to them, because of his covenant, which he had made with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob: and he would not destroy them, nor utterly cast them away, unto this present time.
Isaiah 7:1-9 And it came to pass in the days of Achaz the son of Joathan, the son of Ozias, king of Juda, that Rasin king of Syria and Phacee the son of Romelia king of Israel, came up to Jerusalem, to fight against it: but they could not prevail over it. . . .
Ezekiel 20:14,22 But I spared them for the sake of my name, lest it should be profaned before the nations, from which I brought them out, in their sight. . . .
and thou shalt
1 Kings 20:28 (And a man of God coming, said to the king of Israel: Thus saith the Lord: Because the Syrians have said: The Lord is God of the hills, but is not God of the valleys: I will deliver all this great multitude into thy hand, and you shall know that I am the Lord.)
1 Kings 18:37 Dear me, O Lord, hear me: that this people may learn that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart again.
Exodus 14:18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall be glorified in Pharao, and in his chariots, and in his horsemen.
Exodus 16:12 I have heard the murmuring of the children of Israel, say to them: In the evening you shall eat flesh, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread; and you shall know that I am the Lord your God.
Psalm 83:18 And let them know that the Lord is thy name: thou alone art the most High over all the earth.
Isaiah 37:20 And now, O Lord our God, save us out of his hand: and let all the kingdoms of the earth know, that thou only art the Lord.
Ezekiel 6:7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you: and you shall know that I am the Lord.
Joel 3:17 And you shall know that I am the Lord your God, dwelling in Sion, my holy mountain: and Jerusalem shall be holy, and strangers shall pass through it no more.
ContextBen-Hadad Attacks Samaria
…10And the messengers returning brought him word. And he sent again, and said: Such and such things may the gods do to me, and more may they add, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people that follow me. 11And the king of Israel answering, said: Tell him: Let not the girded boast himself as the ungirded.12And it came to pass, when Benadad heard this word, that he and the kings were drinking in pavilions, and he said to his servants: Beset the city. And they beset it.…
Boast not for to morrow, for thou knowest not what the day to come may bring forth.
Thus saith the Lord: Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, and let not the strong man glory in his strength, and let not the rich man glory in his riches:
Call ye the name of Pharao king of Egypt, a tumult time hath brought.
Additional TranslationsAnd the king of Israel replied, “Tell him: ‘The one putting on his armor should not boast like one taking it off.’”And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girds on his harness boast himself as he that puts it off.
And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his armor boast himself as he that putteth it off.
And the men of his city, the elders, and the nobles who dwelt in his city, did as Jezabel sent to them, and as it had been written in the letters which she sent to them.
And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell [him], Let not him that girdeth on boast himself as he that putteth off!
And the king of Israel answered and said, tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his armour boast himself as he that putteth it off.
And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.
The king of Israel answered, "Tell him, 'Don't let him who puts on his armor brag like he who takes it off.'"
And the king of Israel answereth and saith, 'Speak ye: let not him who is girding on boast himself as him who is loosing his armour.'
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