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1 Kings 20:11-13 Modern English Version (MEV)

11 The king of Israel answered, “Tell him: Let not he who puts on his armor boast himself as he who takes it off.”

12 When Ben-Hadad heard this message as he was drinking with the kings in the pavilions, he said to his servants, “Station yourselves!” And they stationed themselves against the city.

Ahab Defeats Ben-Hadad

13 Then a prophet came to Ahab king of Israel, saying, “Thus says the Lord: Have you seen this great multitude? See, I will deliver it into your hand this day, and you shall know that I am the Lord.”

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1 Kings 20:11-13 New International Version (NIV)

11 The king of Israel answered, “Tell him: ‘One who puts on his armor should not boast like one who takes it off.’”

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

Ahab Defeats Ben-Hadad

13 Meanwhile a prophet came to Ahab king of Israel and announced, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Do you see this vast army? I will give it into your hand today, and then you will know that I am the Lord.’”

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Kings 20:12 Or in Sukkoth; also in verse 16
New International Version (NIV)

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