1 Kings 20:8
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The gods

1 Kings 19:2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also...

Acts 23:12 And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse...

if the dust

2 Samuel 17:12,13 So shall we come on him in some place where he shall be found, and we will light on him as the dew falls on the ground...

2 Kings 19:23,24 By your messengers you have reproached the LORD, and have said...

Isaiah 10:13,14 For he said, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people...

Isaiah 37:24,25 By your servants have you reproached the Lord, and have said, By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains...

follow me [heb] are at my feet

Exodus 11:8 And all these your servants shall come down to me, and bow down themselves to me, saying, Get you out...

Judges 4:10 And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; and he went up with ten thousand men at his feet: and Deborah went up with him.

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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 20:7
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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