19 So these young men of the princes of the provinces came out of the city, and the army which followed them.

Other Translations of 1 Kings 20:19

New International Version

19 The junior officers under the provincial commanders marched out of the city with the army behind them

English Standard Version

19 So these went out of the city, the servants of the governors of the districts and the army that followed them.

The Message

19 The commandos poured out of the city with the full army behind them.

New King James Version

19 Then these young leaders of the provinces went out of the city with the army which followed them.

New Living Translation

19 But Ahab's provincial commanders and the entire army had now come out to fight.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Kings 20:19

Commentary on 1 Kings 20:12-21

(Read 1 Kings 20:12-21)

The proud Syrians were beaten, and the despised Israelites were conquerors. The orders of the proud, drunken king disordered his troops, and prevented them from attacking the Israelites. Those that are most secure, are commonly least courageous. Ahab slew the Syrians with a great slaughter. God often makes one wicked man a scourge to another.