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1 Kings 22:36

    1 Kings 22:36 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And there went a proclamation throughout the host about the going down of the sun, saying, Every man to his city, and every man to his own country.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And there went a proclamation throughout the host about the going down of the sun, saying, Every man to his city, and every man to his own country.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And there went a cry throughout the host about the going down of the sun, saying, Every man to his city, and every man to his country.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And about sundown a cry went up from all parts of the army, saying, Let every man go back to his town and his country, for the king is dead.

    Webster's Revision

    And there went a cry throughout the host about the going down of the sun, saying, Every man to his city, and every man to his country.

    World English Bible

    A cry went throughout the army about the going down of the sun, saying, "Every man to his city, and every man to his country!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And there went a cry throughout the host about the going down of the sun, saying, Every man to his city, and every man to his country.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 22:36

    Every man to his city - It appears that the Israelites and Jews maintained the fight the whole of the day; but when at evening the king died, and this was known, there was a proclamation made, probably with the consent of both Syrians and Israelites, that the war was over. Ahab being dead, his subjects did not choose to contend for Ramoth-gilead; so the Israelites went to their own cities, and the Syrians to their own country.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 22:36

    About the going down of the sun - i. e. as soon as Ahab was dead. The abandonment of the expedition and dispersion of the army on the death of the king is thoroughly Oriental.

    The Septuagint version reads 1 Kings 22:36-37, "Every man to his city, and every man to his own country, for the king is dead: And they came to Samaria," etc.