1 Kings 20:41

“And he hasted, and took the ashes away from his face; and the king of Israel discerned him that he was of the prophets.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Kings 20:41

And he hasted, and tooke the ashes away from his face, and the king of Israel discerned him that hee was of the Prophets.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then he hastily took the bandage away from his eyes, and the king of Israel recognized him that he was of the prophets.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he hasted, and took the headband away from his eyes; and the king of israel discerned him that he was of the prophets.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then he quickly took the head-band from his eyes; and the king of Israel saw that he was one of the prophets.
- Basic English Bible

Then he hastily took the sash away from his face; and the king of Israel discerned him, that he was of the prophets.
- Darby Bible

And he hasted, and took the ashes away from his face; and the king of Israel discerned him that he was of the prophets.
- Webster's Bible

He hurried, and took the headband away from his eyes; and the king of Israel recognized that he was of the prophets.
- World English Bible

And he hasteth and turneth aside the ashes from off his eyes, and the king of Israel discerneth him, that he [is] of the prophets,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he hastened, and took the headband away from his eyes; and the king of Israel discerned him that he was of the prophets.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Kings 20:41

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 20:41


20:39 He said - This relation is a parable; an usual way of instructionin the eastern parts, and most fit for this occasion wherein an obscureprophet was to speak to a great king; impatient of a down - right reproof,and exceeding partial in his own cause. A man - My commander as themanner of expression sheweth.

20:40 Thy judgment - Thy sentence; thou must perform the condition.Either suffer the one, or do the other.

20:42 Thy life - What was the great sin of Ahab in this action,for which God so severely punisheth him? The great dishonour herebydone to God, in suffering so horrid a blasphemer, to go unpunished, whichwas contrary to an express law, #Lev 24:16|. And God had deliveredhim into Ahab's hand, for his blasphemy, as he promised to do,ver.#28|, by which act of his providence, compared with that law, itwas most evident, that this man was appointed by God to destruction, butAhab was so far from punishing this blasphemer, that he doth not somuch as rebuke him, but dismisseth him upon easy terms, and takes notthe least care for the reparation of God's honour, and the people werepunished for their own sins, which were many, and great; though God tookthis occasion to inflict it.


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