1 Kings 20:16

“And they went out at noon. But Benhadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings that helped him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Kings 20:16

And they went out at noone: But Benhadad was drinking himselfe drunke in the pauilions, hee and the kings, the thirty and two kings that helped him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They went out at noon, while Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the temporary shelters with the thirty-two kings who helped him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they went out at noon. But Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings that helped him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in the middle of the day they went out. But Ben-hadad was drinking in the tents with the thirty-two kings who were helping him.
- Basic English Bible

And they went out at noon; and Ben-Hadad drank himself drunk in the tents, he and the kings, the thirty-two kings that helped him.
- Darby Bible

And they went out at noon. But Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings that helped him.
- Webster's Bible

They went out at noon. But Ben Hadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty-two kings who helped him.
- World English Bible

and they go out at noon, and Ben-Hadad is drinking -- drunk in the booths, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings, helping him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they went out at noon. But Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the booths, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings that helped him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Kings 20:16

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 20:16


20:14 He said, &c. - Not by old and experienced soldiers, but by thoseyoung men; either the sons of the princes, and great men of the land, whowere fled thither for safety; or their pages, or servants that used toattend them: who are bred up delicately, and seem unfit for the business.Thou - Partly to encourage the young men to fight courageously, as beingthe presence of their prince: and partly, that it might appear, that thevictory was wholly due to God's gracious providence, and not to the valouror worthiness of the instruments.

20:15 All Israel - All that were fit to go out to war; all, exceptthose whom their age, or the same infirmity excused.

20:18 Take them - He bids them not fight, for he thought they needednot to strike one stroke; and that the Israelites could not stand thefirst brunt.


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