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1 Kings 20:18

    1 Kings 20:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said, Whether they be come out for peace, take them alive; or whether they be come out for war, take them alive.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said, Whether they be come out for peace, take them alive; or whether they be come out for war, take them alive.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said, Whether they are come out for peace, take them alive, or whether they are come out for war, taken them alive.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said, If they have come out for peace, take them living, and if they have come out for war, take them living.

    Webster's Revision

    And he said, Whether they are come out for peace, take them alive, or whether they are come out for war, taken them alive.

    World English Bible

    He said, "If they have come out for peace, take them alive; or if they have come out for war, take them alive."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said, Whether they be come out for peace, take them alive; or whether they be come out for war, take them alive.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 20:18

    Take them alive - He was confident of victory. Do not slay them; bring them to me, they may give us some useful information.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 20:18

    20:18 Take them - He bids them not fight, for he thought they needed not to strike one stroke; and that the Israelites could not stand the first brunt.