New American Standard Bible
All the elders and all the people said to him, "Do not listen or consent."
King James Bible
And all the elders and all the people said unto him, Hearken not unto him, nor consent.
Darby Bible Translation
And all the elders and all the people said to him, Hearken not, nor consent.
World English Bible
All the elders and all the people said to him, "Don't listen, neither consent."
Young's Literal Translation
And all the elders and all the people say unto him, 'Do not hearken, nor consent.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
"The people" had no distinct place in the ordinary Jewish or Israelite constitution; but they were accustomed to signify their approbation or disapprobation of the decisions of the elders by acclamations or complaints (Joshua 9:18; Judges 11:11, etc.).
LibraryThe 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, …
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The Practice of Piety in Glorifying God in the Time of Sickness, and when Thou Art Called to Die in the Lord.
1 Kings 20:7
Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land and said, "Please observe and see how this man is looking for trouble; for he sent to me for my wives and my children and my silver and my gold, and I did not refuse him."
1 Kings 20:9
So he said to the messengers of Ben-hadad, "Tell my lord the king, 'All that you sent for to your servant at the first I will do, but this thing I cannot do.'" And the messengers departed and brought him word again.
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