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Ben-hadad. Perhaps the son of the Ben-hadad of 1 Kings 15:18 .
host = force.
thirty and two. Probably vassal princes. Compare 1 Kings 20:24 .
said. A special various reading ( Sevir, App-34 ) reads "they said".
children = sons.
search: as from the top: i.e. ransack.
Let not him. Figure of speech Paroemia . App-6 .
message = word. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6 , for the message contained.
pavilions = tents.
behold. Figure of speech Asterismos . App-6 .
Hast. ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .
young men = the servants, or esquires.
return of the year: the spring. Compare 2 Samuel 11:1 .
captains = governors, or pashas.
Aphek. Probably east of the Sea of Galilee.
were numbered = enrolled themselves. flocks = newborn kids. Hebrew. hasaph. Occurs only here.
man of God = a prophet. See App-49 .
ye shall know. Septuagint reads "so shalt thou know". Compare 1 Kings 20:13 above.
me = my soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .
brother: i.e. a brother-king.
did diligently observe. Hebrew divined and hasted. Figure of speech Hendiadys ( App-6 ) = quickly divined.
any thing would come. These italics are wrongly supplied, not knowing the two readings of E. and W. recensions, caused by a different division of words. The E. recension reads "and they pressed [to find out] whether it was from him and said". The W. recension reads" and they pressed it out from him, and they said": i.e. they wanted to know whether he confirmed the word of his own accord.
streets = broad ways, or bazaars.
as = according as.
said. Figure of speech Ellipsis ( App-6 ) to be supplied by repetition from previous clause.
man. Hebrew. ish . Josephus identifies him with Micaiah (1 Kings 22:8 ).
ashes, &c. = bandage. inheritance).
Jezreel. In the plain of Esdraelon.
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