New International Version
Do this: Remove all the kings from their commands and replace them with other officers.
King James Bible
And do this thing, Take the kings away, every man out of his place, and put captains in their rooms:
Darby Bible Translation
And do this: take the kings away, every man out of his place, and put governors in their stead;
World English Bible
Do this thing: take the kings away, every man out of his place, and put captains in their place.
Young's Literal Translation
'And this thing do thou: turn aside the kings each out of his place, and set captains in their stead;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Take the kings away - These were not acquainted with military affairs, or they had not competent skill. Put experienced captains in their place, and fight not but on the plains, and you will be sure of victory.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Aphek Supposed to the Aphek near the river Adonis, between Heliopolis and Biblos, and probably the same place that Paul Luca mentions in his Voyage to the Levant. It was swallowed up by an earthquake, and formed a lake about nine miles in circumference, in which he says there were several houses still to be seen entire, under the water.
to fight against Israel [heb] to war with Israel
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.
1 Kings 20:23
Meanwhile, the officials of the king of Aram advised him, "Their gods are gods of the hills. That is why they were too strong for us. But if we fight them on the plains, surely we will be stronger than they.
1 Kings 20:25
You must also raise an army like the one you lost--horse for horse and chariot for chariot--so we can fight Israel on the plains. Then surely we will be stronger than they." He agreed with them and acted accordingly.
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