1 Kings 20:37
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New American Standard Bible
Then he found another man and said, "Please strike me." And the man struck him, wounding him.

King James Bible
Then he found another man, and said, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man smote him, so that in smiting he wounded him.

Darby Bible Translation
Then he found another man, and said, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man smote him violently, and wounded him.

World English Bible
Then he found another man, and said, "Please strike me." The man struck him, smiting and wounding him.

Young's Literal Translation
And he findeth another man, and saith, 'Smite me, I pray thee;' and the man smiteth him, smiting and wounding,

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The Section Chap. I. -iii.
The question which here above all engages our attention, and requires to be answered, is this: Whether that which is reported in these chapters did, or did not, actually and outwardly take place. The history of the inquiries connected with this question is found most fully in Marckius's "Diatribe de uxore fornicationum," Leyden, 1696, reprinted in the Commentary on the Minor Prophets by the same author. The various views may be divided into three classes. 1. It is maintained by very many interpreters,
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

The Practice of Piety in Glorifying God in the Time of Sickness, and when Thou Art Called to Die in the Lord.
As soon as thou perceivest thyself to be visited with any sickness, meditate with thyself: 1. That "misery cometh not forth of the dust; neither doth affliction spring out of the earth." Sickness comes not by hap or chance (as the Philistines supposed that their mice and emrods came, 1 Sam. vi. 9), but from man's wickedness, which, as sparkles, breaketh out. "Man suffereth," saith Jeremiah, "for his sins." "Fools," saith David, "by reason of their transgressions, and because of their iniquities,
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
1 Kings 20:36
Then he said to him, "Because you have not listened to the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as you have departed from me, a lion will kill you." And as soon as he had departed from him a lion found him and killed him.

1 Kings 20:38
So the prophet departed and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with a bandage over his eyes.

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