1 Kings 20:18
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New International Version
He said, "If they have come out for peace, take them alive; if they have come out for war, take them alive."

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

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

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

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

1 Kings 20:18 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Take them alive - He was confident of victory. Do not slay them; bring them to me, they may give us some useful information.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they slew

2 Samuel 2:16 And they caught every one his fellow by the head, and thrust his sword in his fellow's side; so they fell down together...

Ecclesiastes 9:11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise...

the Syrians

Leviticus 26:8 And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight...

Judges 7:20-22 And the three companies blew the trumpets, and broke the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands...

1 Samuel 14:13-15 And Jonathan climbed up on his hands and on his feet, and his armor bearer after him: and they fell before Jonathan...

2 Kings 7:6,7 For the LORD had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host...

Psalm 33:16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.

Psalm 46:6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

escaped

1 Samuel 30:16,17 And when he had brought him down, behold, they were spread abroad on all the earth, eating and drinking, and dancing...

2 Kings 19:36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelled at Nineveh.

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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
1 Kings 20:17
The junior officers under the provincial commanders went out first. Now Ben-Hadad had dispatched scouts, who reported, "Men are advancing from Samaria."

1 Kings 20:19
The junior officers under the provincial commanders marched out of the city with the army behind them

2 Kings 14:8
Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, with the challenge: "Come, let us face each other in battle."

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