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1 Kings 20:11

    1 Kings 20:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girds on his harness boast himself as he that puts it off.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his armor boast himself as he that putteth it off.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the king of Israel said in answer, Say to him, The time for loud talk is not when a man is putting on his arms, but when he is taking them off.

    Webster's Revision

    And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his armor boast himself as he that putteth it off.

    World English Bible

    The king of Israel answered, "Tell him, 'Don't let him who puts on his armor brag like he who takes it off.'"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the king of Israel answered and said, tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his armour boast himself as he that putteth it off.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 20:11

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Tell - To number; count.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 20:11

    Let not him that girdeth on - This was no doubt a proverbial mode of expression. Jonathan translates, "Tell him, Let not him who girds himself and goes down to the battle, boast as he who has conquered and returned from it.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 20:11

    Ahab's reply has the air of a proverb, with which Orientals always love to answer a foe.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 20:11

    20:11 Let not him, and c. - Do not triumph before the victory, for the events of war are uncertain.