A Prophet Condemns Ben-hadad's Release
Now a certain man of o the sons of the prophets said to his neighbor p by the word of the LORD, "Strike me, please." And the man refused to strike him.
Then he said to him, "Because you have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, surely, as soon as you depart from me, a lion shall kill you." And as soon as he left him, q a lion found him and killed him.
And he found another man, and said, "Strike me, please." So the man struck him, inflicting a wound.
Then the prophet departed and waited for the king by the road, and disguised himself with a bandage over his eyes.
Now r as the king passed by, he cried out to the king and said, "Your servant went out into the midst of the battle; and there, a man came over and brought a man to me, and said, 'Guard this man; if by any means he is missing, s your life shall be for his life, or else you shall pay a talent of silver.'
"While your servant was busy here and there, he was gone." Then the king of Israel said to him, "So shall your judgment be; you yourself have decided it."
And he hastened to take the bandage away from his eyes; and the king of Israel recognized him as one of the prophets.
Then he said to him, "Thus says the LORD: t 'Because you have let slip out of your hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore your life shall go for his life, and your people for his people.' "
So the king of Israel u went to his house sullen and displeased, and came to Samaria.
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2 Kings 2:3
Now the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, "Do you know that the LORD will take away your master from over you today?" And he said, "Yes, I know; keep silent!
2 Kings 2:5
Now the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho came to Elisha and said to him, "Do you know that the LORD will take away your master from over you today?" So he answered, "Yes, I know; keep silent!
2 Kings 2:7
And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood facing them at a distance, while the two of them stood by the Jordan.
2 Kings 2:15
Now when the sons of the prophets who were from Jericho saw him, 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
"For I have been told by the word of the LORD, 'You shall not eat bread nor drink water there, nor return by going the way you came.'"
1 Kings 13:18
He said to him, "I too am a prophet as you are, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, 'Bring him back with you to your house, that he may eat bread and drink water.' " (He was lying to him.)
1 Kings 13:24
When he was gone, a lion met him on the road and killed him. And his corpse was thrown on the road, and the donkey stood by it. The lion also stood by the corpse.
2 Samuel 12:1
Then the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to him: "There were two men in one city, one rich and the other poor.
2 Kings 10:24
So they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings. Now Jehu had appointed for himself eighty men on the outside, and had said, " If any of the men whom I have brought into your hands escapes, whoever lets him escape, it shall be his life for the life of the other.
1 Kings 22:31 - 37
Now the king of Syria had commanded the thirty-two captains of his chariots, saying, "Fight with no one small or great, but only with the king of Israel.
1 Kings 21:4
So Ahab went into his house sullen and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken 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.