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1 Kings 22:9

    1 Kings 22:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Hasten hither Micaiah the son of Imlah.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Hasten here Micaiah the son of Imlah.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Fetch quickly Micaiah the son of Imlah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then the king of Israel sent for one of his unsexed servants and said, Go quickly and come back with Micaiah, the son of Imlah.

    Webster's Revision

    Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Fetch quickly Micaiah the son of Imlah.

    World English Bible

    Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, "Quickly get Micaiah the son of Imlah."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Fetch quickly Micaiah the son of Imlah.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 22:9

    The king of Israel called an officer - סריס saris, literally a eunuch; probably a foreigner, for it was not lawful to disgrace an Israelite by reducing him to such a state.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 22:9

    An officer - More properly, as in the margin, "a eunuch." Eunuchs seem to have been first introduced among the Israelites by David (1 Chronicles 28:1 note). They were a natural accompaniment of the seraglio of Solomon. The present passage is the first which shows that, after the separation of the kingdom, the kings of Israel employed them (compare 2 Kings 8:6; 2 Kings 9:32).

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 22:9

    22:9 Micaiah - It seems, he had imprisoned him; for ver.26, he bids the officer carry him back, namely to the place where he was before. Probably this was he that had reproved him, for letting Ben - hadad go: And for that, had lain in prison three years. But this did not make him less confident, or less faithful in delivering his message.