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KI1 20:30 But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; and there a wall
fell upon twenty and seven thousand of the men that were left. And
Benhadad fled, and came into the city, into an inner chamber.
KI1 20:31 And his servants said unto him, Behold now, we have heard
that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings: let us, I pray
thee, put sackcloth on our loins, and ropes upon our heads, and go out
to the king of Israel: peradventure he will save thy life.
KI1 20:32 So they girded sackcloth on their loins, and put ropes on
their heads, and came to the king of Israel, and said, Thy servant
Benhadad saith, I pray thee, let me live. And he said, Is he yet alive?
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