New International Version
While your servant was busy here and there, the man disappeared." "That is your sentence," the king of Israel said. "You have pronounced it yourself."
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone. And the king of Israel said to him, So [is] thy judgment: thyself hast decided [it].
World English Bible
As your servant was busy here and there, he was gone." The king of Israel said to him, "So your judgment shall be; yourself have decided it."
Young's Literal Translation
and it cometh to pass, thy servant is working hither and thither, and he is not!' and the king of Israel saith unto him, Right is thy judgment; thou hast determined it.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Keep this man - The drift of this is at once seen; but Ahab, not knowing it, was led to pass sentence on himself.
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thy life shall go
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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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The Letter of the Synod to the Emperor and Empress.
2 Samuel 14:13
The woman said, "Why then have you devised a thing like this against the people of God? When the king says this, does he not convict himself, for the king has not brought back his banished son?
1 Kings 20:39
As the king passed by, the prophet called out to him, "Your servant went into the thick of the battle, and someone came to me with a captive and said, 'Guard this man. If he is missing, it will be your life for his life, or you must pay a talent of silver.'
1 Kings 20:41
Then the prophet quickly removed the headband from his eyes, and the king of Israel recognized him as one of the prophets.
"A curse on anyone who is lax in doing the LORD's work! A curse on anyone who keeps their sword from bloodshed!
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