1 Kings 20:41
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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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Clarke'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 21:4 And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said...

1 Kings 22:8 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the LORD...

Esther 5:13 Yet all this avails me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.

Esther 6:12,13 And Mordecai came again to the king's gate. But Haman hurried to his house mourning, and having his head covered...

Job 5:2 For wrath kills the foolish man, and envy slays the silly one.

Proverbs 19:3 The foolishness of man perverts his way: and his heart frets against the LORD.

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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 20:38
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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