42 And he said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Because you have let go out of your hand the man whom I had devoted to destruction,  therefore your life shall be for his life, and your people for his people.’” (ESV)
 20:42 That is, set apart (devoted) as an offering to the Lord (for destruction)
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by Karl Koehler