11 And the king of Israel answered, and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth his harness, boast himself, as he that [a]putteth it off.

12 And when he heard that tidings, as he was with the kings drinking in the pavilions, he said unto the servants, [b]Bring forth your engines. And they set them against the city.

13 ¶ And behold, there came a Prophet unto Ahab king of Israel, saying, Thus saith the Lord, Hast thou seen all this great multitude? behold, I will deliver it into thine hand this day, that thou mayest know, [c]that I am the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 20:11 Boast not before the victory be gotten.
  2. 1 Kings 20:12 Or, put yourselves in order.
  3. 1 Kings 20:13 Before God went about with signs and miracles to pull Ahab from his impiety, and now again with wonderful victories.

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