New International Version
He sent messengers into the city to Ahab king of Israel, saying, "This is what Ben-Hadad says:
King James Bible
And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said unto him, Thus saith Benhadad,
Darby Bible Translation
And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said to him, Thus says Ben-Hadad:
World English Bible
He sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel, into the city, and said to him, "Thus says Ben Hadad,
Young's Literal Translation
and sendeth messengers unto Ahab king of Israel, to the city,
1 Kings 20:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ben-hadad - Several MSS., and some early printed editions, have Ben-hadar, or the son of Hadar, as the Septuagint. He is supposed to be the same whom Asa stirred up against the king of Israel, 1 Kings 15:18; or, as others, his son or grandson.
Thirty and two kings - Tributary chieftains of Syria and the adjacent countries. In former times every town and city had its independent chieftain. Both the Septuagint and Josephus place this war after the history of Naboth.
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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; …
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1 Kings 15:18
Asa then took all the silver and gold that was left in the treasuries of the LORD's temple and of his own palace. He entrusted it to his officials and sent them to Ben-Hadad son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, the king of Aram, who was ruling in Damascus.
1 Kings 20:1
Now Ben-Hadad king of Aram mustered his entire army. Accompanied by thirty-two kings with their horses and chariots, he went up and besieged Samaria and attacked it.
1 Kings 20:3
Your silver and gold are mine, and the best of your wives and children are mine.'"
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