1 Kings 20:37
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thy servant

Judges 9:7-20 And when they told it to Jotham, he went and stood in the top of mount Gerizim, and lifted up his voice, and cried, and said to them...

2 Samuel 12:1-7 And the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to him, There were two men in one city; the one rich...

2 Samuel 14:5-7 And the king said to her, What ails you? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and my husband is dead...

Mark 12:1-12 And he began to speak to them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and dig a place for the winefat...

thy life

1 Kings 20:42 And he said to him, Thus said the LORD, Because you have let go out of your hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction...

2 Kings 10:24 And when they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings, Jehu appointed fourscore men without, and said...

or else

Exodus 21:30 If there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give for the ransom of his life whatever is laid on him.

Job 36:18 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take you away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver you.

Psalm 49:7 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

Proverbs 6:35 He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts.

Proverbs 13:8 The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor hears not rebuke.

1 Peter 1:18,19 For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold...

pay [heb] weigh

The 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.
(Labbe and Cossart, Concilia, Tom. VII., col. 577.) To our most religious and most serene princes, Constantine and Irene his mother. Tarasius, the unworthy bishop of your God-protected royal city, new Rome, and all the holy Council which met at the good pleasure of God and upon the command of your Christ-loving majesty in the renowned metropolis of Nice, the second council to assemble in this city. Christ our God (who is the head of the Church) was glorified, most noble princes, when your heart,
Philip Schaff—The Seven Ecumenical Councils

Cross References
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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