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1 Kings 20:10-11

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20:10 Ben Hadad sent another message to him, “May the gods judge me severely 1  if there is enough dirt left in Samaria for my soldiers to scoop up in their hands.” 2  20:11 The king of Israel replied, “Tell him the one who puts on his battle gear should not boast like one who is taking it off.” 3 

1 tn Heb “So may the gods do to me, and so may they add.”

2 tn Heb “if the dirt of Samaria suffices for the handfuls of all the people who are at my feet.”

3 sn The point of the saying is that someone who is still preparing for a battle should not boast as if he has already won the battle. A modern parallel would be, “Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched.”



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