New International Version
The prophet found another man and said, "Strike me, please." So the man struck him and wounded 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A lion found him, and slew him - This seems a hard measure, but there was ample reason for it. This person was also one of the sons of the prophets, and he knew that God frequently delivered his counsels in this way, and should have immediately obeyed; for the smiting could have had no evil in it when God commanded it, and it could be no outrage or injury to his fellow when he himself required him to do it.
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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; …
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The Letter of the Synod to the Emperor and Empress.
1 Kings 20:36
So the prophet said, "Because you have not obeyed the LORD, as soon as you leave me a lion will kill you." And after the man went away, a lion found him and killed him.
1 Kings 20:38
Then the prophet went and stood by the road waiting for the king. He disguised himself with his headband down over his eyes.
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