1 Kings 20:38

38 Then the prophet went and stood by the road waiting for the king. He disguised himself with his headband down over his eyes.

Read 1 Kings 20:38 Using Other Translations

So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with ashes upon his face.
So the prophet departed and waited for the king by the way, disguising himself with a bandage over his eyes.
The prophet placed a bandage over his eyes to disguise himself and then waited beside the road for the king.

What does 1 Kings 20:38 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 20:38

So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way,
&c.] As he went from Aphek, the place where the battle had been fought, to Samaria, his royal seat:

and disguised himself with ashes upon his face;
the Targum is, he covered his eyes with a vail, or piece of cloth, which he wrapped about his head, as men do when they have got a wound or bruise in such a part, which seems very probable; for had he besmeared his face with ashes, clay, or dust, or any such thing, he could not so easily have got it off, as in ( 1 Kings 20:41 ) .

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