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1 Kings 20:32


So they put sackcloth around their waists and ropes on their heads and went to the king of Israel. They said, “Your servant 1  Ben Hadad says, ‘Please let me live!’” Ahab 2  replied, “Is he still alive? He is my brother.” 3 


1Sa 15:8-20; 1Ki 20:3-6; 1Ki 20:42; Job 12:17,18; Job 40:11,12; Isa 2:11,12; Isa 10:12; Da 5:20-23; Ob 1:3,4

NET © Notes

sn Your servant. By referring to Ben Hadad as Ahab’s servant, they are suggesting that Ahab make him a subject in a vassal treaty arrangement.

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

sn He is my brother. Ahab’s response indicates that he wants to make a parity treaty and treat Ben Hadad as an equal partner.

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