39 And as the king passed by, he cried out to the king and said, “Your servant went out into the midst of the battle; and behold, a man turned aside and brought a man to me and said, ‘Guard this man; if for any reason he goes missing, (A)then your life shall be forfeited in place of his life, or else you shall pay a [a]talent of silver.’ 40 Now while your servant was busy here and there, he disappeared.” And the king of Israel said to him, “So shall your judgment be; you yourself determined it.”

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  1. 1 Kings 20:39 About 75 lb. or 34 kg

42 And the prophet said to him, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Since you have let go from your hand the man I had designated for destruction, (A)your [a]life shall be forfeited in place of his [b]life, and your people in place of his people.’”

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  1. 1 Kings 20:42 Lit soul
  2. 1 Kings 20:42 Lit soul

19 Then (A)the man of God became angry at him and said, “You should have struck five or six times, then you would have struck Aram until you put an end to it. But now you shall strike Aram (B)only three times.”

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