New International Version
The king of Israel answered, "Tell him: 'One who puts on his armor should not boast like one who takes it off.'"
King James Bible
And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.
Darby Bible Translation
And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell [him], Let not him that girdeth on boast himself as he that putteth off!
World English Bible
The king of Israel answered, "Tell him, 'Don't let him who puts on his armor brag like he who takes it off.'"
Young's Literal Translation
And the king of Israel answereth and saith, 'Speak ye: let not him who is girding on boast himself as him who is loosing his armour.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let not him that girdeth on - This was no doubt a proverbial mode of expression. Jonathan translates, "Tell him, Let not him who girds himself and goes down to the battle, boast as he who has conquered and returned from it.
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LibraryThe Lost Opportunity
TEXT: "And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone. And the king of Israel said unto him, So shall thy judgment be; thyself hast decided it."--1 Kings 20:40. There is a very striking incident connected with this text. The great battle is raging, a certain important prisoner has been taken, and if you read between the lines you seem to know that upon him depend many of the issues of war. His skill in leading the enemy had been marvelous, his courage in the thick of the fight striking; …
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot
The Letter of the Synod to the Emperor and Empress.
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches,
There they will exclaim, 'Pharaoh king of Egypt is only a loud noise; he has missed his opportunity.'
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