10 Ben-hadad sent word to him and said, “May (A)the gods do so to me and more so, [a]if the dust of Samaria will be enough for handfuls for all the people who [b]follow me.” 11 Then the king of Israel replied, “Tell him, ‘(B)He who straps on his weapons had better not boast like one who takes them off.’”

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  1. 1 Kings 20:10 I.e., what is left of Samaria after it is destroyed
  2. 1 Kings 20:10 Lit are at my feet

For it says, “Are not my officers [a]all kings?
Is not (A)Calno like (B)Carchemish,
Or (C)Hamath like Arpad,
Or (D)Samaria like (E)Damascus?
10 As my hand has reached to the (F)kingdoms of the idols,
Whose carved images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria,
11 Shall I not do the same to Jerusalem and her images
Just as I have done to Samaria and (G)her idols?”

12 So it will be that when the Lord has completed all His (H)work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, He will say, “I will [b]punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and (I)the arrogant pride of his eyes.”

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  1. Isaiah 10:8 Lit altogether
  2. Isaiah 10:12 Lit visit