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1 Kings 22:35

    1 Kings 22:35 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even: and the blood ran out of the wound into the midst of the chariot.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even: and the blood ran out of the wound into the middle of the chariot.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even; and the blood ran out of the wound into the bottom of the chariot.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But the fight became more violent while the day went on; and the king was supported in his war-carriage facing the Aramaeans, and the floor of the carriage was covered with the blood from his wound, and by evening he was dead.

    Webster's Revision

    And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even; and the blood ran out of the wound into the bottom of the chariot.

    World English Bible

    The battle increased that day. The king was propped up in his chariot facing the Syrians, and died at evening. The blood ran out of the wound into the bottom of the chariot.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even: and the blood ran out of the wound into the bottom of the chariot.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 22:35

    Stayed - Detained; held.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 22:35

    The king was stayed up - He did not wish his misfortune should be known, lest his troops should be discouraged.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 22:35

    The battle increased - See the margin; i. e. the tide of battle rose higher. Compare Isaiah 8:7-8.

    The king was stayed up in his chariot - The king's wound made it impossible for him to remain standing without help; he therefore had himself supported in his chariot by attendants, in order that his soldiers might not lose heart, as they would be sure to do, if they knew of his peril. Ahab must not be denied the credit of right princely fortitude on this occasion.

    The midst of the chariot - literally, as in the margin. The "bosom" of the chariot is the rounded front, with the portion of the standing board that adjoined it. Here the blood would naturally collect, forming a pool, in which the king and his charioteer must have stood.