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1 Kings 20:8

    1 Kings 20:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And all the elders and all the people said unto him, Hearken not unto him, nor consent.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And all the elders and all the people said to him, Listen not to him, nor consent.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And all the elders and all the people said unto him, Hearken thou not, neither consent.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And all the responsible men and the people said to him, Do not give attention to him or do what he says.

    Webster's Revision

    And all the elders and all the people said unto him, Hearken thou not, neither consent.

    World English Bible

    All the elders and all the people said to him, "Don't listen, neither consent."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And all the elders and all the people said unto him, Hearken thou not, neither consent.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 20:8

    Hearken not unto him - The elders had every thing at stake, and they chose rather to make a desperate defense than tamely to yield to such degrading and ruinous conditions.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 20:8

    "The people" had no distinct place in the ordinary Jewish or Israelite constitution; but they were accustomed to signify their approbation or disapprobation of the decisions of the elders by acclamations or complaints (Joshua 9:18; Judges 11:11, etc.).