1 Kings 20:18
Good News Translation
He ordered, "Take them alive, no matter whether they are coming to fight or to ask for peace."

Contemporary English Version
"Take them alive!" Benhadad ordered. "I don't care if they have come out to fight or to surrender."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: Whether they come for peace, take them alive: or whether they come to fight, take them alive.

New American Bible
He answered, “Whether they have come out for peace or for war, take them alive.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he said: Whether they come for peace, take them alive: or whether they come to fight, take them alive.

they slew

2 Samuel 2:16 And every one catching his fellow by the head, thrust his sword into the side of his adversary, and they fell down together: and the name of the place was called: The field of the valiant, in Gabaon.

Ecclesiastes 9:11 I turned me to another thing, and I saw that under the sun, the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the learned, nor favour to the skilful: but time and chance in all.

the Syrians

Leviticus 26:8 Five of yours shall pursue a hundred others: and a hundred of you ten thousand. Your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

Judges 7:20-22 And when they sounded their trumpets in three places round about the camp, and had broken their pitchers, they held their lamps in their left hands, and with their right hands the trumpets which they blew, and they cried out: The sword of the Lord and of Gedeon: . . .

1 Samuel 14:13-15 And Jonathan went up creeping on his hands and feet, and his armourbearer after him. And some fell before Jonathan, others his armourbearer slew as he followed him. . . .

2 Kings 7:6,7 For the Lord had made them hear, in the camp of Syria, the noise of chariots, and of horses, and of a very great army: and they said one to another: Behold, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hethites, and of the Egyptians; and they are come upon us. . . .

Psalm 33:16 The king is not saved by a great army: nor shall the giant be saved by his own great strength.

Psalm 46:6 Nations were troubled, and kingdoms were bowed down: he uttered his voice, the earth trembled.

escaped

1 Samuel 30:16,17 And when he had brought him, behold they were lying spread abroad upon all the ground, eating and drinking, and as it were keeping a festival day, for all the prey and the spoils which they had taken out of the land of the Philistines, and out of the land of Juda. . . .

2 Kings 19:36 And Sennacherib, king of the Assyrians, departing, went away, and he returned and abode in Ninive.

Context
Ahab Defeats Ben-hadad
17And the servants of the princes of the provinces went out first. And Benadad sent. And they told him, saying: There are men come out of Samaria. 18And he said: Whether they come for peace, take them alive: or whether they come to fight, take them alive.19So the servants of the princes of the provinces went out, and the rest of the army followed:…
Cross References
1 Kings 20:17
And the servants of the princes of the provinces went out first. And Benadad sent. And they told him, saying: There are men come out of Samaria.

1 Kings 20:19
So the servants of the princes of the provinces went out, and the rest of the army followed:

2 Kings 14:8
Then Amasias sent messengers to Joas, son of Joachaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying: Come, let us see one another.

Additional Translations
“If they have marched out in peace,” he said, “take them alive. Or if they have marched out for war, take them alive.”And he said, Whether they be come out for peace, take them alive; or whether they be come out for war, take them alive.

And he said, Whether they are come out for peace, take them alive, or whether they are come out for war, taken them alive.

Arise, and go down to meet Achaab king of Israel, who is in Samaria, for he is in the vineyard of Nabuthai, for he has gone down thither to take possession of it.

And he said, Whether they be come out for peace, take them alive; or whether they be come out for war, take them alive.

And he said, Whether they be come out for peace, take them alive; or whether they be come out for war, take them alive.

And he said, Whether they have come out for peace, take them alive; or whether they have come out for war, take them alive.

He said, "If they have come out for peace, take them alive; or if they have come out for war, take them alive."

And he saith, 'If for peace they have come out -- catch them alive; and if for battle they have come out -- alive catch them.'
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