1 Kings 20:4
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New International Version
The king of Israel answered, "Just as you say, my lord the king. I and all I have are yours."

New Living Translation
"All right, my lord the king," Israel's king replied. "All that I have is yours!"

English Standard Version
And the king of Israel answered, “As you say, my lord, O king, I am yours, and all that I have.”

New American Standard Bible
The king of Israel replied, "It is according to your word, my lord, O king; I am yours, and all that I have."

King James Bible
And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to thy saying, I am thine, and all that I have.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the king of Israel answered, "Just as you say, my lord the king: I am yours, along with all that I have."

International Standard Version
"Whatever you want, your majesty," the king of Israel answered. "I belong to you, as does everything I own."

NET Bible
The king of Israel replied, "It is just as you say, my master, O king. I and all I own belong to you."

New Heart English Bible
The king of Israel answered, "It is according to your saying, my lord, O king. I am yours, and all that I have."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king of Israel answered, "As you say, Your Majesty. I and everything I have are yours."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king of Israel answered and said: 'It is according to thy saying, my lord, O king: I am thine, and all that I have.'

New American Standard 1977
And the king of Israel answered and said, “It is according to your word, my lord, O king; I am yours, and all that I have.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to thy word, I am thine and all that I have.

King James 2000 Bible
And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to your saying, I am yours, and all that I have.

American King James Version
And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to your saying, I am yours, and all that I have.

American Standard Version
And the king of Israel answered and said, It is according to thy saying, my lord, O king; I am thine, and all that I have.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king of Israel answered: According to thy word, my lord 0 king, I am thine, and all that I have.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to thy saying, I am thine, and all that I have.

English Revised Version
And the king of Israel answered and said, It is according to thy saying, my lord, O king; I am thine, and all that I have.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to thy saying, I am thine, and all that I have.

World English Bible
The king of Israel answered, "It is according to your saying, my lord, O king. I am yours, and all that I have."

Young's Literal Translation
And the king of Israel answereth and saith, 'According to thy word, my lord, O king: I am thine, and all that I have.'
Study Bible
Ahab's Wars with Syria
3'Your silver and your gold are mine; your most beautiful wives and children are also mine.'" 4The king of Israel replied, "It is according to your word, my lord, O king; I am yours, and all that I have." 5Then the messengers returned and said, "Thus says Ben-hadad, 'Surely, I sent to you saying, "You shall give me your silver and your gold and your wives and your children,"…
Cross References
1 Kings 20:3
'Your silver and your gold are mine; your most beautiful wives and children are also mine.'"

1 Kings 20:5
Then the messengers returned and said, "Thus says Ben-hadad, 'Surely, I sent to you saying, "You shall give me your silver and your gold and your wives and your children,"

2 Kings 10:5
And the one who was over the household, and he who was over the city, the elders, and the guardians of the children, sent word to Jehu, saying, "We are your servants, all that you say to us we will do, we will not make any man king; do what is good in your sight."
Treasury of Scripture

And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to your saying, I am yours, and all that I have.

I am thine

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Verse 4. - And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to thy saying, I am thine, and all that I have. [Much has been written about Ahab's pusillanimous acquiescence in these disgraceful terms, etc. But it is not absolutely clear that he ever meant to surrender either wives or children to the invader. All that is certain is that he judged it wise, in the presence of the enormous force arrayed against him, to make every possible concession, to adopt the most subservient tone, and to cringe at the feet of Ben-hadad. But all the time he may have hoped that his soft answer would turn away wrath. It is very far from certain that had Ben-hadad sent to demand the wives and children which Ahab here seems willing to yield to him they would have been sent. When Ben-hadad threatens (ver. 6) a measure which involved much less indignity than the surrender of the entire seraglio to his lusts, Ahab stands at bay. Allowance must be made for the exaggerations of Eastern courtesy. The writer was entertained in 1861 by Jacob esh Shellabi, then sheykh of the Samaritans, who repeatedly used words very similar to these. "This house is yours," he would say; never meaning, however, that he should be taken at his word.] And the king of Israel answered and said, my lord, O king,.... So he said to Benhadad's messengers, representing him, as acknowledging his sovereignty over him:

according to thy saying, I am thine, and all that I:have: which he understood of holding all that he had of him, by giving him homage, and paying him tribute; not that he was to deliver all his substance, and especially his wives and children, into his hands. 20:1-11 Benhadad sent Ahab a very insolent demand. Ahab sent a very disgraceful submission; sin brings men into such straits, by putting them out of the Divine protection. If God do not rule us, our enemies shall: guilt dispirits men, and makes them cowards. Ahab became desperate. Men will part with their most pleasant things, those they most love, to save their lives; yet they lose their souls rather than part with any pleasure or interest to prevent it. Here is one of the wisest sayings that ever Ahab spake, and it is a good lesson to all. It is folly to boast of any day to come, since we know not what it may bring forth. Apply it to our spiritual conflicts. Peter fell by self-confidence. Happy is the man who is never off his watch.
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