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1 Kings 20:24

    1 Kings 20:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And do this thing, Take the kings away, every man out of his place, and put captains in their rooms:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And do this thing, Take the kings away, every man out of his place, and put captains in their rooms:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And do this thing: take the kings away, every man out of his place, and put captains in their room;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    This is what you have to do: take away the kings from their positions, and put captains in their places;

    Webster's Revision

    And do this thing: take the kings away, every man out of his place, and put captains in their room;

    World English Bible

    Do this thing: take the kings away, every man out of his place, and put captains in their place.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And do this thing; take the kings away, every man out of his place, and put captains in their room:

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 20:24

    Take the kings away - These were not acquainted with military affairs, or they had not competent skill. Put experienced captains in their place, and fight not but on the plains, and you will be sure of victory.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 20:24

    The Syrian chiefs evidently thought that want of unity had weakened their army. They therefore proposed the deposition of the kings, and the substitution, in their place, of Syrian governors: not "captains." The term used always denotes a civil office.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 20:24

    20:24 Take the kings away - Who being of softer education, and less experienced in military matters, were less fit for service; and being many of them but mercenaries, and therefore less concerned in his good success, would be more cautions in venturing themselves. Captains - That is, experienced soldiers of his own subjects, who would faithfully obey the commands of the general (to which the kings would not so readily yield) and use their utmost skill and valour for their own interest and advancement.