KJV 1KIN20 with Strong's Hebrew/Greek

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20:1 And Benhadad [H1130] the king [H4428] of Syria [H758] gathered [H6908] all his host [H2428] together [H6908] : and [there were] thirty [H7970] and two [H8147] kings [H4428] with him, and horses [H5483] , and chariots [H7393] : and he went up [H5927] and besieged [H6696] Samaria [H8111] , and warred [H3898] against it.

20:2 And he sent [H7971] messengers [H4397] to Ahab [H256] king [H4428] of Israel [H3478] into the city [H5892] , and said [H559] unto him, Thus saith [H559] Benhadad [H1130] ,

20:3 Thy silver [H3701] and thy gold [H2091] [is] mine; thy wives [H802] also and thy children [H1121] , [even] the goodliest [H2896] , [are] mine.

20:4 And the king [H4428] of Israel [H3478] answered [H6030] and said [H559] , My lord [H113] , O king [H4428] , according to thy saying [H1697] , I [am] thine, and all that I have.

20:5 And the messengers [H4397] came again [H7725] , and said [H559] , Thus speaketh [H559] Benhadad [H1130] , saying [H559] , Although I have sent [H7971] unto thee, saying [H559] , Thou shalt deliver [H5414] me thy silver [H3701] , and thy gold [H2091] , and thy wives [H802] , and thy children [H1121] ;

20:6 Yet I will send [H7971] my servants [H5650] unto thee to morrow [H4279] about this time [H6256] , and they shall search [H2664] thine house [H1004] , and the houses [H1004] of thy servants [H5650] ; and it shall be [H1961] , [that] whatsoever is pleasant [H4261] in thine eyes [H5869] , they shall put [H7760] [it] in their hand [H3027] , and take [it] away [H3947] .(pleasant: Heb. desirable)

20:7 Then the king [H4428] of Israel [H3478] called [H7121] all the elders [H2205] of the land [H776] , and said [H559] , Mark [H3045] , I pray you, and see [H7200] how this [man] seeketh [H1245] mischief [H7451] : for he sent [H7971] unto me for my wives [H802] , and for my children [H1121] , and for my silver [H3701] , and for my gold [H2091] ; and I denied [H4513] him not.(I denied: Heb. I kept not back from him)

20:8 And all the elders [H2205] and all the people [H5971] said [H559] unto him, Hearken [H8085] not [unto him], nor consent [H14] .

20:9 Wherefore he said [H559] unto the messengers [H4397] of Benhadad [H1130] , Tell [H559] my lord [H113] the king [H4428] , All that thou didst send [H7971] for to thy servant [H5650] at the first [H7223] I will do [H6213] : but this thing [H1697] I may [H3201] not do [H6213] . And the messengers [H4397] departed [H3212] , and brought [H7725] him word [H1697] again [H7725] .

20:10 And Benhadad [H1130] sent [H7971] unto him, and said [H559] , The gods [H430] do so [H6213] unto me, and more also [H3254] , if the dust [H6083] of Samaria [H8111] shall suffice [H5606] for handfuls [H8168] for all the people [H5971] that follow [H7272] me.(follow: Heb. are at my feet)

20:11 And the king [H4428] of Israel [H3478] answered [H6030] and said [H559] , Tell [H1696] [him], Let not him that girdeth [H2296] on [his harness] boast [H1984] himself as he that putteth it off [H6605] .

20:12 And it came to pass, when [Benhadad] heard [H8085] this message [H1697] , as he [was] drinking [H8354] , he and the kings [H4428] in the pavilions [H5521] , that he said [H559] unto his servants [H5650] , Set [H7760] [yourselves in array]. And they set [H7760] [themselves in array] against the city [H5892] .(message: Heb. word)(pavilions: or, tents)(Set yourselves: or, Place the engines. And they placed the engines)

20:13 And, behold, there came [H5066] a [H259] prophet [H5030] unto Ahab [H256] king [H4428] of Israel [H3478] , saying [H559] , Thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] , Hast thou seen [H7200] all this great [H1419] multitude [H1995] ? behold, I will deliver [H5414] it into thine hand [H3027] this day [H3117] ; and thou shalt know [H3045] that I [am] the LORD [H3068] .(came: Heb. approached)

20:14 And Ahab [H256] said [H559] , By whom? And he said [H559] , Thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] , [Even] by the young men [H5288] of the princes [H8269] of the provinces [H4082] . Then he said [H559] , Who shall order [H631] the battle [H4421] ? And he answered [H559] , Thou.(young: or, servants)(order: Heb. bind, or, tie)

20:15 Then he numbered [H6485] the young men [H5288] of the princes [H8269] of the provinces [H4082] , and they were two [H8147] hundred [H3967] and thirty [H7970] two [H8147] : and after [H310] them he numbered [H6485] all the people [H5971] , [even] all the children [H1121] of Israel [H3478] , [being] seven [H7651] thousand [H505] .

20:16 And they went out [H3318] at noon [H6672] . But Benhadad [H1130] [was] drinking [H8354] himself drunk [H7910] in the pavilions [H5521] , he and the kings [H4428] , the thirty [H7970] and two [H8147] kings [H4428] that helped [H5826] him.

20:17 And the young men [H5288] of the princes [H8269] of the provinces [H4082] went out [H3318] first [H7223] ; and Benhadad [H1130] sent out [H7971] , and they told [H5046] him, saying [H559] , There are men [H582] come out [H3318] of Samaria [H8111] .

20:18 And he said [H559] , Whether they be come out [H3318] for peace [H7965] , take [H8610] them alive [H2416] ; or whether they be come out [H3318] for war [H4421] , take [H8610] them alive [H2416] .

20:19 So these young men [H5288] of the princes [H8269] of the provinces [H4082] came out [H3318] of the city [H5892] , and the army [H2428] which followed [H310] them.

20:20 And they slew [H5221] every one [H376] his man [H376] : and the Syrians [H758] fled [H5127] ; and Israel [H3478] pursued [H7291] them: and Benhadad [H1130] the king [H4428] of Syria [H758] escaped [H4422] on an horse [H5483] with the horsemen [H6571] .

20:21 And the king [H4428] of Israel [H3478] went out [H3318] , and smote [H5221] the horses [H5483] and chariots [H7393] , and slew [H5221] the Syrians [H758] with a great [H1419] slaughter [H4347] .

20:22 And the prophet [H5030] came [H5066] to the king [H4428] of Israel [H3478] , and said [H559] unto him, Go [H3212] , strengthen [H2388] thyself, and mark [H3045] , and see [H7200] what thou doest [H6213] : for at the return [H8666] of the year [H8141] the king [H4428] of Syria [H758] will come up [H5927] against thee.

20:23 And the servants [H5650] of the king [H4428] of Syria [H758] said [H559] unto him, Their gods [H430] [are] gods [H430] of the hills [H2022] ; therefore they were stronger [H2388] than we; but [H199] let us fight [H3898] against them in the plain [H4334] , and surely [H3808] we shall be stronger [H2388] than they.

20:24 And do [H6213] this thing [H1697] , Take [H5493] the kings [H4428] away, every man [H376] out of his place [H4725] , and put [H7760] captains [H6346] in their rooms:

20:25 And number [H4487] thee an army [H2428] , like the army [H2428] that thou hast lost [H5307] , horse [H5483] for horse [H5483] , and chariot [H7393] for chariot [H7393] : and we will fight [H3898] against [H854] them in the plain [H4334] , [and] surely we shall be stronger [H2388] than they. And he hearkened [H8085] unto their voice [H6963] , and did so [H6213] .(that thou: Heb. that was fallen)

20:26 And it came to pass at the return [H8666] of the year [H8141] , that Benhadad [H1130] numbered [H6485] the Syrians [H758] , and went up [H5927] to Aphek [H663] , to fight [H4421] against Israel [H3478] .(to fight: Heb. to the war with Israel)

20:27 And the children [H1121] of Israel [H3478] were numbered [H6485] , and were all present [H3557] , and went [H3212] against [H7125] them: and the children [H1121] of Israel [H3478] pitched [H2583] before them like two [H8147] little flocks [H2835] of kids [H5795] ; but the Syrians [H758] filled [H4390] the country [H776] .(were all: or, were nourished)

20:28 And there came [H5066] a man [H376] of God [H430] , and spake [H559] unto the king [H4428] of Israel [H3478] , and said [H559] , Thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] , Because the Syrians [H758] have said [H559] , The LORD [H3068] [is] God [H430] of the hills [H2022] , but he [is] not God [H430] of the valleys [H6010] , therefore will I deliver [H5414] all this great [H1419] multitude [H1995] into thine hand [H3027] , and ye shall know [H3045] that I [am] the LORD [H3068] .

20:29 And they pitched [H2583] one [H428] over against [H5227] the other [H428] seven [H7651] days [H3117] . And [so] it was, that in the seventh [H7637] day [H3117] the battle [H4421] was joined [H7126] : and the children [H1121] of Israel [H3478] slew [H5221] of the Syrians [H758] an hundred [H3967] thousand [H505] footmen [H7273] in one [H259] day [H3117] .

20:30 But the rest [H3498] fled [H5127] to Aphek [H663] , into the city [H5892] ; and [there] a wall [H2346] fell [H5307] upon twenty [H6242] and seven [H7651] thousand [H505] of the men [H376] [that were] left [H3498] . And Benhadad [H1130] fled [H5127] , and came [H935] into the city [H5892] , into an inner [H2315] chamber [H2315] .(into an: or, from chamber to chamber: Heb. into a chamber within a chamber)

20:31 And his servants [H5650] said [H559] unto him, Behold now, we have heard [H8085] that the kings [H4428] of the house [H1004] of Israel [H3478] [are] merciful [H2617] kings [H4428] : let us, I pray thee, put [H7760] sackcloth [H8242] on our loins [H4975] , and ropes [H2256] upon our heads [H7218] , and go out [H3318] to the king [H4428] of Israel [H3478] : peradventure he will save [H2421] thy life [H5315] .

20:32 So they girded [H2296] sackcloth [H8242] on their loins [H4975] , and [put] ropes [H2256] on their heads [H7218] , and came [H935] to the king [H4428] of Israel [H3478] , and said [H559] , Thy servant [H5650] Benhadad [H1130] saith [H559] , I pray thee, let me live [H2421] [H5315] . And he said [H559] , [Is] he yet alive [H2416] ? he [is] my brother [H251] .

20:33 Now the men [H582] did diligently observe [H5172] whether [any thing would come] from him, and did hastily [H4116] catch [H2480] [it]: and they said [H559] , Thy brother [H251] Benhadad [H1130] . Then he said [H559] , Go [H935] ye, bring [H3947] him. Then Benhadad [H1130] came forth [H3318] to him; and he caused him to come up [H5927] into the chariot [H4818] .

20:34 And [Benhadad] said [H559] unto him, The cities [H5892] , which my father [H1] took [H3947] from thy father [H1] , I will restore [H7725] ; and thou shalt make [H7760] streets [H2351] for thee in Damascus [H1834] , as my father [H1] made [H7760] in Samaria [H8111] . Then [said Ahab], I will send thee away [H7971] with this covenant [H1285] . So he made [H3772] a covenant [H1285] with him, and sent him away [H7971] .

20:35 And a certain [H259] man [H376] of the sons [H1121] of the prophets [H5030] said [H559] unto his neighbour [H7453] in the word [H1697] of the LORD [H3068] , Smite [H5221] me, I pray thee. And the man [H376] refused [H3985] to smite [H5221] him.

20:36 Then said [H559] he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed [H8085] the voice [H6963] of the LORD [H3068] , behold, as soon as thou art departed [H1980] from me, a lion [H738] shall slay [H5221] thee. And as soon as he was departed [H3212] from him [H681] , a lion [H738] found [H4672] him, and slew [H5221] him.

20:37 Then he found [H4672] another [H312] man [H376] , and said [H559] , Smite [H5221] me, I pray thee. And the man [H376] smote [H5221] him, so that in smiting [H5221] he wounded [H6481] [him].(so that: Heb. smiting and wounding)

20:38 So the prophet [H5030] departed [H3212] , and waited [H5975] for the king [H4428] by the way [H1870] , and disguised [H2664] himself with ashes [H666] upon his face [H5869] .

20:39 And as the king [H4428] passed by [H5674] , he cried [H6817] unto the king [H4428] : and he said [H559] , Thy servant [H5650] went out [H3318] into the midst [H7130] of the battle [H4421] ; and, behold, a man [H376] turned aside [H5493] , and brought [H935] a man [H376] unto me, and said [H559] , Keep [H8104] this man [H376] : if by any means [H6485] he be missing [H6485] , then shall thy life [H5315] be for his life [H5315] , or else thou shalt pay [H8254] a talent [H3603] of silver [H3701] .(pay: Heb. weigh)

20:40 And as thy servant [H5650] was busy [H6213] here and there, he was gone [H369] . And the king [H4428] of Israel [H3478] said [H559] unto him, So [shall] thy judgment [H4941] [be]; thyself hast decided [H2782] [it].(he was: Heb. he was not)

20:41 And he hasted [H4116] , and took the ashes [H666] away [H5493] from his face [H5869] ; and the king [H4428] of Israel [H3478] discerned [H5234] him that he [was] of the prophets [H5030] .

20:42 And he said [H559] unto him, Thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] , Because thou hast let go [H7971] out of [thy] hand [H3027] a man [H376] whom I appointed to utter destruction [H2764] , therefore thy life [H5315] shall go for his life [H5315] , and thy people [H5971] for his people [H5971] .

20:43 And the king [H4428] of Israel [H3478] went [H3212] to his house [H1004] heavy [H5620] and displeased [H2198] , and came [H935] to Samaria [H8111] .