12 Ben-Hadad heard this message while he and the kings were drinking(A) in their tents,[a] and he ordered his men: “Prepare to attack.” So they prepared to attack the city.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 20:12 Or in Sukkoth; also in verse 16

16 They set out at noon while Ben-Hadad and the 32 kings allied with him were in their tents getting drunk.(A)

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It is not for kings, Lemuel—
    it is not for kings to drink wine,(A)
    not for rulers to crave beer,
lest they drink(B) and forget what has been decreed,(C)
    and deprive all the oppressed of their rights.

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