Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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.

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Bible References

His servants

1 Kings 20:23
And the slaves of the king of Syria said unto him, Their gods are gods of the mountains; therefore, they were stronger than we; but let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they.
2 Kings 5:13
Then his slaves came near and spoke unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, would thou not have done it? How much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash and be clean?

Merciful kings

Proverbs 20:28
Mercy and truth preserve the king, and his throne is upheld by mercy.
Isaiah 16:5
And in mercy shall the throne be established; and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging and seeking judgment and hastening righteousness.
Ephesians 1:7
in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of his grace,

Put sackcloth

1 Kings 21:27
And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh and fasted and slept in sackcloth and went softly.
Genesis 37:34
Then Jacob rent his clothes and put sackcloth upon his loins and mourned for his son many days.
2 Samuel 3:31
Then David said to Joab and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes and gird yourselves with sackcloth and mourn before Abner. And King David himself followed the bier.
2 Samuel 14:2
And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought an astute woman from there and said unto her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner and put on mourning apparel and do not anoint thyself with oil, but be as a woman that has mourned for a long time for someone who is dead
2 Kings 19:1
And when King Hezekiah heard it, he rent his clothes and covered himself with sackcloth and went into the house of the LORD.
Esther 4:1
When Mordecai perceived all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes and put on sackcloth with ashes and went out into the midst of the city and cried with a loud and a bitter cry
Isaiah 22:12
Therefore the Lord GOD of the hosts did call in this day unto weeping and to mourning and to baldness and to girding with sackcloth:
Isaiah 37:1
And it came to pass when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes and covered himself with sackcloth and went into the house of the LORD.
Jonah 3:5
So the people of Nineveh believed God and proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.
Revelation 11:3
And I will give my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.

General references

Genesis 37:34
Then Jacob rent his clothes and put sackcloth upon his loins and mourned for his son many days.