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1 Kings 20:13

The Lord Delivers Israel

20:13 Now a prophet visited King Ahab of Israel and said, “This is what the Lord says, ‘Do you see this huge army? 1  Look, I am going to hand it over to you this very day. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”

1 Kings 20:22

The Lord Gives Israel Another Victory

20:22 The prophet 2  visited the king of Israel and instructed him, “Go, fortify your defenses. 3  Determine 4  what you must do, for in the spring 5  the king of Syria will attack 6  you.”

1 Kings 20:35

A Prophet Denounces Ahab’s Actions

20:35 One of the members of the prophetic guild, speaking with divine authority, ordered his companion, “Wound me!” 7  But the man refused to wound him.

1 Kings 20:41-42

20:41 The prophet 8  quickly removed the bandage from his eyes and the king of Israel recognized he was one of the prophets. 20:42 The prophet 9  then said to him, “This is what the Lord says, ‘Because you released a man I had determined should die, you will pay with your life and your people will suffer instead of his people.’” 10 

1 tn Heb “this great horde.”

2 tn The definite article indicates previous reference, that is, “the prophet mentioned earlier” (see v. 13).

3 tn Heb “strengthen yourself.”

4 tn Heb “know and see.”

5 tn Heb “at the turning of the year.”

6 tn Heb “go up against.”

7 tn Heb “Now a man from the sons of the prophets said to his companion by the word of the Lord, ‘Wound me.’”

8 tn Heb “he”; the referent (the prophet) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

9 tn Heb “he”; the referent (the prophet) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

10 tn Heb “Because you sent away the man of my destruction [i.e., that I determined should be destroyed] from [my/your?] hand, your life will be in place of his life, and your people in place of his people.”

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