1 Kings 20

  1 H1130 And Ben–hadad H4428 the king H758 of Syria H6908 gathered H2428 all his army H6908 together: H7970 and there were thirty H8147 and two H4428 kings H5483 with him, and horses, H7393 and chariots: H5927 and he went up H6696 and besieged H8111 Samaria, H3898 and warred against it.
  2 H7971 And he sent H4397 messengers H256 to Ahab H4428 king H3478 of Israel H5892 into the city, H559 and said H559 unto him, Thus says H1130 Ben–hadad,
  3 H3701 Your silver H2091 and your gold H802 is my; your wives H1121 also and your sons, H2896 even the best, are my.
  4 H4428 And the king H3478 of Israel H6030 answered H559 and said, H113 My lord, H4428 O king, H1697 according to your saying, I am your, and all that I have.
  5 H4397 And the messengers H7725 came again, H559 and said, H559 Thus speaks H1130 Ben–hadad, H559 saying, H7971 Although I have sent H559 unto you, saying, H5414 You shall deliver H3701 me your silver, H2091 and your gold, H802 and your wives, H1121 and your sons;
  6 H7971 Yet I will send H5650 my servants H4279 unto you to morrow H6256 about this time, H2664 and they shall search H1004 your house, H1004 and the houses H5650 of your servants; H1961 and it shall be, H4261 that whatever is pleasant H5869 in your eyes, H7760 they shall put H3027 it in their hand, H3947 and take it away.
  7 H4428 Then the king H3478 of Israel H7121 called H2205 all the elders H776 of the land, H559 and said, H3045 Mark, H7200 I pray you, and see H1245 how this man seeks H7451 mischief: H7971 for he sent H802 unto me for my wives, H1121 and for my sons, H3701 and for my silver, H2091 and for my gold; H4513 and I denied him not.
  8 H2205 And all the elders H5971 and all the people H559 said H8085 unto him, Listen H14 not unto him, nor consent.
  9 H559 That is why he said H4397 unto the messengers H1130 of Ben–hadad, H559 Tell H113 my lord H4428 the king, H7971 All that you did send H5650 for to your servant H7223 at the first H6213 I will do: H1697 but this thing H3201 I may H6213 not do. H4397 And the messengers H3212 departed, H7725 and brought H1697 him word H7725 again.
  10 H1130 And Ben–hadad H7971 sent H559 unto him, and said, H430 The gods H6213 do so H3254 unto me, and more also, H6083 if the dust H8111 of Samaria H5606 shall suffice H8168 for handfuls H5971 for all the people H7272 that follow me.
  11 H4428 And the king H3478 of Israel H6030 answered H559 and said, H1696 Tell H2296 him, Let not him that puts H1984 on his harness boast H6605 himself as he that puts it off.
  12 H8085 And it came to pass, when Ben–hadad heard H1697 this message, H8354 as he was drinking, H4428 he and the kings H5521 in the pavilions, H559 that he said H5650 unto his servants, H7760 Set H7760 yourselves in array. And they set H5892 themselves in array against the city.
  13 H5066 And, behold, there came H259 a H5030 prophet H256 unto Ahab H4428 king H3478 of Israel, H559 saying, H559 Thus says H3068 the Lord, H7200 Have you seen H1419 all this great H1995 multitude? H5414 behold, I will deliver H3027 it into your hand H3117 this day; H3045 and you shall know H3068 that I am the Lord.
  14 H256 And Ahab H559 said, H559 By whom? And he said, H559 Thus says H3068 the Lord, H5288 Even by the young men H8269 of the princes H4082 of the provinces. H559 Then he said, H631 Who shall order H4421 the battle? H559 And he answered, You.
  15 H6485 Then he numbered H5288 the young men H8269 of the princes H4082 of the provinces, H8147 and they were two H3967 hundred H7970 and thirty H8147 two: H310 and after H6485 them he numbered H5971 all the people, H1121 even all the sons H3478 of Israel, H7651 being seven H505 thousand.
  16 H3318 And they went out H6672 at noon. H1130 But Ben–hadad H8354 was drinking H7910 himself drunk H5521 in the pavilions, H4428 he and the kings, H7970 the thirty H8147 and two H4428 kings H5826 that helped him.
  17 H5288 And the young men H8269 of the princes H4082 of the provinces H3318 went out H7223 first; H1130 and Ben–hadad H7971 sent out, H5046 and they told H559 him, saying, H582 There are men H3318 come out H8111 of Samaria.
  18 H559 And he said, H3318 Whether they be come out H7965 for peace, H8610 take H2416 them alive; H3318 or whether they be come out H4421 for war, H8610 take H2416 them alive.
  19 H5288 So these young men H8269 of the princes H4082 of the provinces H3318 came out H5892 of the city, H2428 and the army H310 which followed them.
  20 H5221 And they killed H376 every one H376 his man: H758 and the Syrians H5127 fled; H3478 and Israel H7291 pursued H1130 them: and Ben–hadad H4428 the king H758 of Syria H4422 escaped H5483 on an horse H6571 with the horsemen.
  21 H4428 And the king H3478 of Israel H3318 went out, H5221 and struck H5483 the horses H7393 and chariots, H5221 and killed H758 the Syrians H1419 with a great H4347 slaughter.
  22 H5030 And the prophet H5066 came H4428 to the king H3478 of Israel, H559 and said H3212 unto him, Go, H2388 strengthen H3045 yourself, and mark, H7200 and see H6213 what you do: H8666 for at the return H8141 of the year H4428 the king H758 of Syria H5927 will come up against you.
  23 H5650 And the servants H4428 of the king H758 of Syria H559 said H430 unto him, Their gods H430 are gods H2022 of the hills; H2388 therefore they were stronger H199 than we; but H3898 let us fight H4334 against them in the plain, H3808 and surely H2388 we shall be stronger than they.
  24 H6213 And do H1697 this thing, H5493 Take H4428 the kings H376 away, every man H4725 out of his place, H7760 and put H6346 captains in their rooms:
  25 H4487 And number H2428 you an army, H2428 like the army H5307 that you have lost, H5483 horse H5483 for horse, H7393 and chariot H7393 for chariot: H3898 and we will fight H854 against H4334 them in the plain, H2388 and surely we shall be stronger H8085 than they. And he listened H6963 unto their voice, H6213 and did so.
  26 H8666 And it came to pass at the return H8141 of the year, H1130 that Ben–hadad H6485 numbered H758 the Syrians, H5927 and went up H663 to Aphek, H4421 to fight H3478 against Israel.
  27 H1121 And the sons H3478 of Israel H6485 were numbered, H3557 and were all present, H3212 and went H7125 against H1121 them: and the sons H3478 of Israel H2583 pitched H8147 before them like two H2835 little flocks H5795 of kids; H758 but the Syrians H4390 filled H776 the country.
  28 H5066 And there came H376 a man H430 of God, H559 and spoke H4428 unto the king H3478 of Israel, H559 and said, H559 Thus says H3068 the Lord, H758 Because the Syrians H559 have said, H3068 The Lord H430 is God H2022 of the hills, H430 but he is not God H6010 of the valleys, H5414 therefore will I deliver H1419 all this great H1995 multitude H3027 into your hand, H3045 and you shall know H3068 that I am the Lord.
  29 H2583 And they pitched H428 one H5227 over against H428 the other H7651 seven H3117 days. H7637 And so it was, that in the seventh H3117 day H4421 the battle H7126 was joined: H1121 and the sons H3478 of Israel H5221 killed H758 of the Syrians H3967 an hundred H505 thousand H7273 footmen H259 in one H3117 day.
  30 H3498 But the rest H5127 fled H663 to Aphek, H5892 into the city; H2346 and there a wall H5307 fell H6242 upon twenty H7651 and seven H505 thousand H376 of the men H3498 that were left. H1130 And Ben–hadad H5127 fled, H935 and came H5892 into the city, H2315 into an inner H2315 chamber.
  31 H5650 And his servants H559 said H8085 unto him, Behold now, we have heard H4428 that the kings H1004 of the house H3478 of Israel H2617 are merciful H4428 kings: H7760 let us, I pray you, put H8242 sackcloth H4975 on our body, H2256 and ropes H7218 upon our heads, H3318 and go out H4428 to the king H3478 of Israel: H2421 perhaps he will save H5315 your life.
  32 H2296 So they girded H8242 sackcloth H4975 on their body, H2256 and put ropes H7218 on their heads, H935 and came H4428 to the king H3478 of Israel, H559 and said, H5650 Your servant H1130 Ben–hadad H559 says, H2421 I pray you, let me live. H559 And he said, H2416 Is he yet alive? H251 he is my brother.
  33 H582 Now the men H5172 did diligently observe H4116 whether any thing would come from him, and did hastily H2480 catch H559 it: and they said, H251 Your brother H1130 Ben–hadad. H559 Then he said, H935 Go H3947 you, bring H1130 him. Then Ben–hadad H3318 came forth H5927 to him; and he caused him to come up H4818 into the chariot.
  34 H559 And Ben–hadad said H5892 unto him, The cities, H1 which my father H3947 took H1 from your father, H7725 I will restore; H7760 and you shall make H2351 streets H1834 for you in Damascus, H1 as my father H7760 made H8111 in Samaria. H7971 Then said Ahab, I will send you away H1285 with this covenant. H3772 So he made H1285 a covenant H7971 with him, and sent him away.
  35 H259 And a certain H376 man H1121 of the sons H5030 of the prophets H559 said H7453 unto his neighbor H1697 in the word H3068 of the Lord, H5221 Strike H376 me, I pray you. And the man H3985 refused H5221 to strike him.
  36 H559 Then said H8085 he unto him, Because you have not obeyed H6963 the voice H3068 of the Lord, H1980 behold, as soon as you are departed H738 from me, a lion H5221 shall kill H3212 you. And as soon as he was departed H681 from him, H738 a lion H4672 found H5221 him, and killed him.
  37 H4672 Then he found H312 another H376 man, H559 and said, H5221 Strike H376 me, I pray you. And the man H5221 struck H5221 him, so that in striking H6481 he wounded him.
  38 H5030 So the prophet H3212 departed, H5975 and waited H4428 for the king H1870 by the way, H2664 and disguised H666 himself with ashes H5869 upon his face.
  39 H4428 And as the king H5674 passed by, H6817 he cried H4428 unto the king: H559 and he said, H5650 Your servant H3318 went out H7130 into the middle H4421 of the battle; H376 and, behold, a man H5493 turned aside, H935 and brought H376 a man H559 unto me, and said, H8104 Keep H376 this man: H6485 if by any means H6485 he be missing, H5315 then shall your life H5315 be for his life, H8254 or else you shall pay H3603 a talent H3701 of silver.
  40 H5650 And as your servant H6213 was busy H369 here and there, he was gone. H4428 And the king H3478 of Israel H559 said H4941 unto him, So shall your judgment H2782 be; yourself have decided it.
  41 H4116 And he hurried, H666 and took the ashes H5493 away H5869 from his face; H4428 and the king H3478 of Israel H5234 discerned H5030 him that he was of the prophets.
  42 H559 And he said H559 unto him, Thus says H3068 the Lord, H7971 Because you have let go H3027 out of your hand H376 a man H2764 whom I appointed to utter destruction, H5315 therefore your life H5315 shall go for his life, H5971 and your people H5971 for his people.
  43 H4428 And the king H3478 of Israel H3212 went H1004 to his house H5620 heavy H2198 and displeased, H935 and came H8111 to Samaria.