New International Version
The elders and the people all answered, "Don't listen to him or agree to his demands."
King James Bible
And all the elders and all the people said unto him, Hearken not unto him, nor consent.
Darby Bible Translation
And all the elders and all the people said to him, Hearken not, nor consent.
World English Bible
All the elders and all the people said to him, "Don't listen, neither consent."
Young's Literal Translation
And all the elders and all the people say unto him, 'Do not hearken, nor consent.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hearken not unto him - The elders had every thing at stake, and they chose rather to make a desperate defense than tamely to yield to such degrading and ruinous conditions.
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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 20:7
The king of Israel summoned all the elders of the land and said to them, "See how this man is looking for trouble! When he sent for my wives and my children, my silver and my gold, I did not refuse him."
1 Kings 20:9
So he replied to Ben-Hadad's messengers, "Tell my lord the king, 'Your servant will do all you demanded the first time, but this demand I cannot meet.'" They left and took the answer back to Ben-Hadad.
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