1 Kings 20:11
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New International Version
The king of Israel answered, "Tell him: 'One who puts on his armor should not boast like one who takes it off.'"

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell [him], Let not him that girdeth on boast himself as he that putteth off!

World English Bible
The king of Israel answered, "Tell him, 'Don't let him who puts on his armor brag like he who takes it off.'"

Young's Literal Translation
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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Let not him that girdeth on - This was no doubt a proverbial mode of expression. Jonathan translates, "Tell him, Let not him who girds himself and goes down to the battle, boast as he who has conquered and returned from it.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

came [heb] approached
Hast thou

2 Kings 6:8-12 Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp...

2 Kings 7:1 Then Elisha said, Hear you the word of the LORD; Thus said the LORD...

2 Kings 13:23 And the LORD was gracious to them, and had compassion on them, and had respect to them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac...

Isaiah 7:1-9 And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria...

Ezekiel 20:14,22 But I worked for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them out...

and thou shalt

1 Kings 20:28 And there came a man of God, and spoke to the king of Israel, and said, Thus said the LORD, Because the Syrians have said...

1 Kings 18:37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that you are the LORD God, and that you have turned their heart back again.

Exodus 14:18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honor on Pharaoh, on his chariots, and on his horsemen.

Exodus 16:12 I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak to them, saying, At even you shall eat flesh...

Psalm 83:18 That men may know that you, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, are the most high over all the earth.

Isaiah 37:20 Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you are the LORD, even you only.

Ezekiel 6:7 And the slain shall fall in the middle of you, and you shall know that I am the LORD.

Joel 3:17 So shall you know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy...

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The Lost Opportunity
TEXT: "And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone. And the king of Israel said unto him, So shall thy judgment be; thyself hast decided it."--1 Kings 20:40. There is a very striking incident connected with this text. The great battle is raging, a certain important prisoner has been taken, and if you read between the lines you seem to know that upon him depend many of the issues of war. His skill in leading the enemy had been marvelous, his courage in the thick of the fight striking;
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

The Letter of the Synod to the Emperor and Empress.
(Labbe and Cossart, Concilia, Tom. VII., col. 577.) To our most religious and most serene princes, Constantine and Irene his mother. Tarasius, the unworthy bishop of your God-protected royal city, new Rome, and all the holy Council which met at the good pleasure of God and upon the command of your Christ-loving majesty in the renowned metropolis of Nice, the second council to assemble in this city. Christ our God (who is the head of the Church) was glorified, most noble princes, when your heart,
Philip Schaff—The Seven Ecumenical Councils

Cross References
Proverbs 27:1
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.

Jeremiah 9:23
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches,

Jeremiah 46:17
There they will exclaim, 'Pharaoh king of Egypt is only a loud noise; he has missed his opportunity.'

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