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

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Discussion for 1 Kings 22

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Ahab should have known that to obey is better than sacrifice. He had all the evidence for years to obey the Living God. He paid dearly for despising the Word of God.
  • A disciple
    Hi LeeAnne; The Bible has many, many Scriptures which say that God does all these things. Jesus Himself said, that we should not be afraid of them that kill the body, but afterwards have no more power to hurt us; but that WE SHOULD FEAR HIM who after He has killed, has power to cast into hell. It also says that God looks for an occasion to take it up with His enemies, and sends their delusions.
  • LeeAnne
    The Old Testament can be confusing since those writing it didn't fully understand the adversary and his ways the way we can understand today. All references to GOD bringing evil is a figure of speech since GOD is love and GOD is light and in HIM is no darkness at all. The figure of speech is a Hebrew idiom of GOD giving permission for evil to do as it pleases because of mans freewill to do evil.
  • Dewey J
    Milan, I believe the scriptures are implying that a demon or the devil who's nature and job it's to lie for Satan is the father of all lies John 8:44. Just as Satan appeared before God for permission to try Job it appears the same happened here an evil spirit volunteered for what they love to do be a lying spirit to Ahab the King. Glory be to God in the highest Amen!
  • 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.

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