1 Kings 20:11

“And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Kings 20:11

And the king of Israel answered, and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his harnesse, boast himselfe, as he that putteth it off.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the king of Israel replied, "Tell {him,} 'Let not him who girds on {his armor} boast like him who takes {it} off.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on `his armor' boast himself as he that putteth it off.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the king of Israel said in answer, Say to him, The time for loud talk is not when a man is putting on his arms, but when he is taking them off.
- Basic English Bible

And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell [him], Let not him that girdeth on boast himself as he that putteth off!
- Darby Bible

And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.
- Webster's Bible

The king of Israel answered, "Tell him, 'Don't let him who puts on his armor brag like he who takes it off.'"
- World English Bible

And the king of Israel answereth and saith, `Speak ye: let not him who is girding on boast himself as him who is loosing [his armour].'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the king of Israel answered and said: 'Tell him: Let not him that girdeth on his armour boast himself as he that putteth it off.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Kings 20:11

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 20:11


20:11 Let not him, &c. - Do not triumph before the victory, for theevents of war are uncertain.


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