1 Kings 20:14
Text Analysis
559 [e]וַיֹּ֤אמֶר
So saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
256 [e]אַחְאָב֙
4310 [e]בְּמִ֔י
by whomPrep-b | Interrog
559 [e]וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙
and he saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
3541 [e]כֹּֽה־
559 [e]אָמַ֣ר
3068 [e]יְהוָ֔ה
5288 [e]בְּנַעֲרֵ֖י
by the youngPrep-b | N-mpc
8269 [e]שָׂרֵ֣י
4082 [e]הַמְּדִינ֑וֹת
of the provincesArt | N-fp
559 [e]וַיֹּ֛אמֶר
And he saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
4310 [e]מִֽי־
631 [e]יֶאְסֹ֥ר
will set in orderV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
4421 [e]הַמִּלְחָמָ֖ה
the battleArt | N-fs
559 [e]וַיֹּ֥אמֶר
and he answeredConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
859 [e]אָֽתָּה׃

Hebrew Texts
מלכים א 20:14 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר אַחְאָב֙ בְּמִ֔י וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ כֹּֽה־אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה בְּנַעֲרֵ֖י שָׂרֵ֣י הַמְּדִינֹ֑ות וַיֹּ֛אמֶר מִֽי־יֶאְסֹ֥ר הַמִּלְחָמָ֖ה וַיֹּ֥אמֶר אָֽתָּה׃

מלכים א 20:14 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר אחאב במי ויאמר כה־אמר יהוה בנערי שרי המדינות ויאמר מי־יאסר המלחמה ויאמר אתה׃

מלכים א 20:14 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר אחאב במי ויאמר כה־אמר יהוה בנערי שרי המדינות ויאמר מי־יאסר המלחמה ויאמר אתה׃

מלכים א 20:14 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר אחאב במי ויאמר כה אמר יהוה בנערי שרי המדינות ויאמר מי יאסר המלחמה ויאמר אתה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Ahab said, "By whom?" So he said, "Thus says the LORD, 'By the young men of the rulers of the provinces.'" Then he said, "Who shall begin the battle?" And he answered, "You."

King James Bible
And Ahab said, By whom? And he said, Thus saith the LORD, Even by the young men of the princes of the provinces. Then he said, Who shall order the battle? And he answered, Thou.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ahab asked, "By whom?" And the prophet said, "This is what the LORD says: 'By the young men of the provincial leaders.'" Then he asked, "Who is to start the battle?" He said, "You."
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The Syrians, the besiegers, had their directions from a drunken king, who gave orders over his cups, while he was drinking at noon. Drunkenness is a sin which is most detestable in all, but more so in a king than in a private individual, inasmuch as the greater weight a man's situation carries, whether from accumulated riches, family connections, hereditary authority, or invested command, so is the influence which his vices must have on those around him. Perhaps it may be said, from past experience, that drunkenness, which is a most heinous sin in the sight of God, may be charged on those who indulge {only now and then} in that which may eventually lead them into drunkenness; for they shut their eyes against the most palpable facts, and rather than give up the paltry gratification of a debach, involve thousands by their example to positive harm. Ben-hadad's drunkenness was the forerunner of his fall. Belshazzar also, we read, drank wine with his princes, his wives, and his concubines, and praised the gods of gold, silver, brass, iron, wood, and stone: and in the {same hour} came forth the finger of a man's hand and wrote his doom on the plaster of the wall. Those who fancy themselves perfectly secure, and above the possibility of falling, are commonly nearest their destruction: there is always an Ahab read to take advantage of and improve the self-imposed imbecility.

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