A Prophet Condemns Ben-hadad's Release
And a certain man of k the sons of the prophets said to his fellow l at the command of the Lord, "Strike me, please." But the man refused to strike him.
Then he said to him, "Because you have not obeyed the voice of the Lord, behold, as soon as you have gone from me, a lion shall strike you down." And as soon as he had departed from him, m a lion met him and struck him down.
Then he found another man and said, "Strike me, please." And the man struck him - struck him and wounded him.
So the prophet departed and waited for the king by the way, n disguising himself with a bandage over his eyes.
And as the king passed, he cried to the king and said, "Your servant went out into the midst of the battle, and behold, a soldier turned and brought a man to me and said, 'Guard this man; if by any means he is missing, o your life shall be for his life, or else you shall pay a talent of silver.'
And as your servant was busy here and there, he was gone." The king of Israel said to him, "So shall your judgment be; you yourself have decided it."
Then he hurried to take the bandage away from his eyes, and the king of Israel recognized him as one of the prophets.
And he said to him, "Thus says the Lord, 'Because you have let go out of your hand the man whom I had devoted to destruction, therefore o your life shall be for his life, and your people for his people.'"
And the king of Israel p went to his house vexed and sullen and came to Samaria.
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2 Kings 2:3
And the sons of the prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha and said to him, "Do you know that today the Lord will take away your master from over you?" And he said, "Yes, I know it; keep quiet.
2 Kings 2:5
The sons of the prophets who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha and said to him, "Do you know that today the Lord will take away your master from over you?" And he answered, "Yes, I know it; keep quiet.
2 Kings 2:7
Fifty men of the sons of the prophets also went and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan.
2 Kings 2:15
Now when the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho saw him opposite them, they said, "The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha." And they came to meet him and bowed to the ground before him.
1 Kings 13:17 - 18
For it was said to me by the word of the Lord, 'You shall neither eat bread nor drink water there, nor return by the way that you came.'
1 Kings 13:24
And as he went away a lion met him on the road and killed him. And his body was thrown in the road, and the donkey stood beside it; the lion also stood beside the body.
1 Samuel 28:8
So Saul disguised himself and put on other garments and went, he and two men with him. And they came to the woman by night. And he said, "Divine for me by a spirit and bring up for me whomever I shall name to you.
2 Kings 10:24
Then they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings. Now Jehu had stationed eighty men outside and said, "The man who allows any of those whom I give into your hands to escape shall forfeit his life.
1 Kings 20:39
And as the king passed, he cried to the king and said, "Your servant went out into the midst of the battle, and behold, a soldier turned and brought a man to me and said, 'Guard this man; if by any means he is missing, your life shall be for his life, or else you shall pay a talent of silver.
1 Kings 21:4
And Ahab went into his house vexed and sullen because of what Naboth the Jezreelite had said to him, for he had said, "I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers." And he lay down on his bed and turned away his face and would eat no food.