New Living Translation
The prophet placed a bandage over his eyes to disguise himself and then waited beside the road for the king.
King James Bible
So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with ashes upon his face.
Darby Bible Translation
And the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with a sash over his eyes.
World English Bible
So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with his headband over his eyes.
Young's Literal Translation
and the prophet goeth and standeth for the king on the way, and disguiseth himself with ashes on his eyes.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:38 With ashes - Or, with a cloath, or band; (as the Hebrew doctors understand the word) whereby he bound up his wound, which probably was in his face; for it was to be made in a conspicuous place, that it might be visible to Ahab and others.
LibraryThe Twelve Minor Prophets.
1. By the Jewish arrangement, which places together the twelve minor prophets in a single volume, the chronological order of the prophets as a whole is broken up. The three greater prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, stand in the true order of time. Daniel began to prophesy before Ezekiel, but continued, many years after him. The Jewish arrangement of the twelve minor prophets is in a sense chronological; that is, they put the earlier prophets at the beginning, and the later at the end of the …
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible
Tiglath-Pileser iii. And the Organisation of the Assyrian Empire from 745 to 722 B. C.
1 Kings 14:2
So Jeroboam told his wife, "Disguise yourself so that no one will recognize you as my wife. Then go to the prophet Ahijah at Shiloh--the man who told me I would become king.
1 Kings 20:37
Then the prophet turned to another man and said, "Hit me!" So he struck the prophet and wounded him.
1 Kings 20:41
Then the prophet quickly pulled the bandage from his eyes, and the king of Israel recognized him as one of the prophets.
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