New International Version
Then the prophet quickly removed the headband from his eyes, and the king of Israel recognized him as one of the prophets.
King James Bible
And he hasted, and took the ashes away from his face; and the king of Israel discerned him that he was of the prophets.
Darby Bible Translation
Then he hastily took the sash away from his face; and the king of Israel discerned him, that he was of the prophets.
World English Bible
He hurried, and took the headband away from his eyes; and the king of Israel recognized that he was of the prophets.
Young's Literal Translation
And he hasteth and turneth aside the ashes from off his eyes, and the king of Israel discerneth him, that he is of the prophets,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Took the ashes away - He took the bandage from off his eyes: see on 1 Kings 20:38 (note). It was no doubt of thin cloth, through which he could see, while it served for a sufficient disguise.
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1 Kings 20:38
Then the prophet went and stood by the road waiting for the king. He disguised himself with his headband down over his eyes.
1 Kings 20:40
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."
1 Kings 20:42
He said to the king, "This is what the LORD says: 'You have set free a man I had determined should die. Therefore it is your life for his life, your people for his people.'"
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