39 As the king passed by, he cried to the king and said, “Your servant went out into the midst of the battle; and behold, a man turned aside and brought a man to me and said, ‘Guard this man; if for any reason he is missing, (A)then your life shall be for his life, or else you shall pay a talent of silver.’ 40 While your servant was busy here and there, he was gone.” And the king of Israel said to him, “So shall your judgment be; you yourself have decided it.”

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42 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, therefore (A)your [a]life shall go for his [b]life, and your people for his people.’”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 20:42 Lit soul
  2. 1 Kings 20:42 Lit soul

19 So (A)the man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck five or six times, then you would have struck Aram until you would have [a]destroyed it. But now you shall strike Aram (B)only three times.”

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 13:19 Lit made an end of

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