26 When the prophet who had brought him back from his journey heard of it, he said, “It is the man of God who defied(A) the word of the Lord. The Lord has given him over to the lion, which has mauled him and killed him, as the word of the Lord had warned him.”

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26 And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the Lord: therefore the Lord hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake unto him.

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26 Now when the prophet who had brought him back from the way heard it, he said, “It is the man of God who was disobedient to the word of the Lord. Therefore the Lord has delivered him to the lion, which has torn him and killed him, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke to him.”

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14 But now your kingdom(A) will not endure; the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart(B) and appointed(C) him ruler(D) of his people, because you have not kept(E) the Lord’s command.”

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14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.

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14 (A)But now your kingdom shall not continue. (B)The Lord has sought for Himself a man (C)after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be commander over His people, because you have (D)not kept what the Lord commanded you.”

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A Prophet Condemns Ahab

35 By the word of the Lord one of the company of the prophets(A) said to his companion, “Strike me with your weapon,” but he refused.(B)

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35 And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said unto his neighbour in the word of the Lord, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man refused to smite him.

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Ahab Condemned

35 Now a certain man of (A)the sons of the prophets said to his neighbor (B)by the word of the Lord, “Strike me, please.” And the man refused to strike him.

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