1 Kings 22:11

“And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he said, Thus saith the LORD, With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until thou have consumed them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Zedekiah the sonne of Chenaanah made him hornes of yron: and he sayd, Thus saith the Lord, With these shalt thou push the Syrians, vntill thou haue consumed them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made horns of iron for himself and said, "Thus says the LORD, 'With these you will gore the Arameans until they are consumed.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron, and said, Thus saith Jehovah, With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until they be consumed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Zedekiah, the son of Chenaanah, made himself horns of iron and said, The Lord says, Pushing back the Aramaeans with these, you will put an end to them completely.
- Basic English Bible

And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made for himself horns of iron, and he said, Thus saith Jehovah: With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until thou have exterminated them.
- Darby Bible

And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he said, Thus saith the LORD, With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until thou hast consumed them.
- Webster's Bible

Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron, and said, "Thus says Yahweh, 'With these you shall push the Syrians, until they are consumed.'"
- World English Bible

And Zedekiah son of Chenaanah maketh for himself horns of iron, and saith, `Thus said Jehovah, By these thou dost push the Aramaeans till they are consumed;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron, and said: 'Thus saith the LORD: With these shalt thou gore the Arameans, until they be consumed.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for 1 Kings 22

  • Ovalthorpe
    God is the Author and Finisher beginning and ending of all things. God has a purpose. Somewhere it also says that God is not the author of confusion yet it was God that confused the tongue at Tower of Babbel. Then he brought the tongue back together at pentecost which was his purpose. What is Lying to you and i is cleansed by the divine order of his purpose. What Yahweh cleans is truly cleaned. Truly.
  • CRHarris
    Verse 20 And the Lord said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and die at Ramoth at Gilead. To clear up all confusion, verse 21 and there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will persuade him. I believe that Micaiah came forth and told the Lord he would go forth and be that lying spirit in the mouth of all the king s prophets. The Lord said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also. 22 The Lord said go forth and do so. When the prophets did as the Lord allowed, verse 24 Zedekiah walked up to Micaiah and slapped him. He asked Micaiah do you think the Lord would speak to you and not to me? Micaiah replied, thou shalt see in the day when you shall hind thyself in the inner chamber. Ahab had Micaiah put in jail. Verse 16 and the king said unto him, how many times shall I adjure the that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of the Lord? The Lord does not lie but will allow one thru a willing vessel that He choose. Consult the Lord 1st, Jehoshaphat king of Judah did. CRHarris.
  • Douglas for verse 47
    this has great life learning, their may be others ' but this speaks the "GOD remembrance of him ".
  • Mwila musonda for verse 22
    who was this lying spirit? we know that it is impossible for God to lie. was he the devil,i would like to know.
  • Pauline
    Sometimes we come to God to ask of His will when we have already made up our minds. We don't sincerely ask for Him to show us His way. The Lord lets us continue, because we know in our heart of hearts that which is God's will. Obedience from the heart is key as we cannot deceive God.
  • April Ferris
    There is a lot in this chapter to gather:
    1. There will always be a lot of people telling you to do this and that (the four hundred) and there will be that counsel that you have with God (Micaiah) who will lead you the right way; you must choose wisely;
    2. Obedience is not an option; to be in God favor sometimes, you must obey Him. We all have Godís favor but to come into the blessings, he will lead us in some ways that will benefit us (His blessing upon us);
    3. Lying, the King sent for Micaiah and the servant wanted Micaiah to lie like the other prophets (lying spirit), Micaiah responds whatever God says is what he will say, be mindful of our thoughts and words, our mind must be on God, in tune with God. God is so amazing!

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