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39 And as the king passed, he cried to the king and said, “Your servant went out into the midst of the battle, and behold, a soldier turned and brought a man to me and said, ‘Guard this man; if by any means he is missing, (A)your life shall be for his life, or else you shall pay a talent[a] of silver.’

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  1. 1 Kings 20:39 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms

42 And he said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Because you have let go out of your hand the man whom I had devoted to destruction,[a] therefore (A)your life shall be for his life, and your people for his people.’”

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  1. 1 Kings 20:42 That is, set apart (devoted) as an offering to the Lord (for destruction)

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