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The Lord Gives Israel Another Victory

22 The prophet[a] visited the king of Israel and instructed him, “Go, fortify your defenses.[b] Determine[c] what you must do, for in the spring[d] the king of Syria will attack[e] you.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 20:22 tn The definite article indicates previous reference, that is, “the prophet mentioned earlier” (see v. 13).
  2. 1 Kings 20:22 tn Heb “strengthen yourself.”
  3. 1 Kings 20:22 tn Heb “know and see.”
  4. 1 Kings 20:22 tn Heb “at the turning of the year.”
  5. 1 Kings 20:22 tn Heb “go up against.”

22 Afterward, the prophet(A) came to the king of Israel and said, “Strengthen your position and see what must be done, because next spring(B) the king of Aram will attack you again.”

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