New International Version
Your silver and gold are mine, and the best of your wives and children are mine.'"
King James Bible
Thy silver and thy gold is mine; thy wives also and thy children, even the goodliest, are mine.
Darby Bible Translation
Thy silver and thy gold is mine; thy wives also and thy children, the goodliest, are mine.
World English Bible
'Your silver and your gold is mine. Your wives also and your children, even the best, are mine.'"
Young's Literal Translation
and saith to him, 'Thus said Ben-Hadad, 'Thy silver and thy gold are mine, and thy wives and thy sons -- the best -- are mine.'
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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 20:2
He sent messengers into the city to Ahab king of Israel, saying, "This is what Ben-Hadad says:
1 Kings 20:4
The king of Israel answered, "Just as you say, my lord the king. I and all I have are yours."
1 Kings 20:32
Wearing sackcloth around their waists and ropes around their heads, they went to the king of Israel and said, "Your servant Ben-Hadad says: 'Please let me live.'" The king answered, "Is he still alive? He is my brother."
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