And BenhadadH1130 the kingH4428 of SyriaH758 gatheredH6908 allH3605 his hostH2428 together: and there were thirtyH7970 and twoH8147 kingsH4428 with him, and horses,H5483 and chariots;H7393 and he wentH5927 up and besiegedH6696 Samaria,H8111 and warredH3898 against it.
And he sentH7971 messengersH4397 to AhabH256 kingH4428 of IsraelH3478 into the city,H5892 and saidH559 to him, ThusH3541 saidH559 Benhadad,H1130
Your silverH3701 and your goldH2091 is mine; your wivesH802 also and your children,H1121 even the best,H2896 are mine.
And the kingH4428 of IsraelH3478 answeredH6030 and said,H559 My lord,H113 O king,H4428 according to your saying,H1697 I am yours, and allH3605 that I have.
And the messengersH4397 cameH7725 again,H7725 and said,H559 ThusH3541 speaksH559 Benhadad,H1130 saying,H559 AlthoughH3588 I have sentH7971 to you, saying,H559 You shall deliverH5414 me your silver,H3701 and your gold,H2091 and your wives,H802 and your children;H1121
YetH3588 I will sendH7971 my servantsH5650 to you to morrowH4279 about this time,H6256 and they shall searchH2664 your house,H1004 and the housesH1004 of your servants;H5650 and it shall be, that whateverH3605 is pleasantH4261 in your eyes,H5869 they shall putH7760 it in their hand,H3027 and takeH3947 it away.
Then the kingH4428 of IsraelH3478 calledH7121 allH3605 the eldersH2205 of the land,H776 and said,H559 Mark,H3045 I prayH4994 you, and seeH7200 howH3588 thisH2088 man seeksH1245 mischief:H7451 for he sentH7971 to me for my wives,H802 and for my children,H1121 and for my silver,H3701 and for my gold;H2091 and I deniedH4513 him not.
And allH3605 the eldersH2205 and allH3605 the peopleH5971 saidH559 to him, ListenH8085 not to him, norH3808 consent.H14
Why he saidH559 to the messengersH4397 of Benhadad,H1130 TellH559 my lordH113 the king,H4428 AllH3605 that you did sendH7971 for to your servantH5650 at the firstH7223 I will do:H6213 but thisH2088 thingH1697 I mayH3201 not do.H6213 And the messengersH4397 departed,H3212 and broughtH7725 him wordH1697 again.H7725
And BenhadadH1130 sentH7971 to him, and said,H559 The godsH430 doH6213 soH3541 to me, and moreH3254 also,H3541 if the dustH6083 of SamariaH8111 shall sufficeH5606 for handfulsH8168 for allH3605 the peopleH5971 that followH7272 me.
And the kingH4428 of IsraelH3478 answeredH6030 and said,H559 TellH1696 him, Let not him that girdsH2296 on his harness boastH1984 himself as he that putsH6605 it off.
And it cameH1961 to pass, when Ben-hadad heardH8085 thisH2088 message,H1697 as he was drinking,H8354 he and the kingsH4428 in the pavilions,H5521 that he saidH559 to his servants,H5650 SetH7760 yourselves in array. And they setH7760 themselves in array againstH5921 the city.H5892
And, behold,H2009 there cameH5066 a prophetH5030 to AhabH256 kingH4428 of Israel,H3478 saying,H559 ThusH3541 saidH559 the LORD,H3068 Have you seenH7200 allH3605 thisH2088 greatH1419 multitude?H1995 behold,H2005 I will deliverH5414 it into your handH3027 thisH2088 day;H3117 and you shall knowH3045 that I am the LORD.H3068
And AhabH256 said,H559 By whom?H4310 And he said,H559 ThusH3541 saidH559 the LORD,H3068 Even by the youngH5288 men of the princesH8269 of the provinces.H4082 Then he said,H559 WhoH4310 shall orderH631 the battle?H4421 And he answered,H559 You.
Then he numberedH6485 the youngH5288 men of the princesH8269 of the provinces,H4082 and they were two hundredH3967 and thirtyH7970 two:H8147 and afterH310 them he numberedH6485 allH3605 the people,H5971 even allH3605 the childrenH1121 of Israel,H3478 being sevenH7651 thousand.H505
And they wentH3318 out at noon.H6672 But BenhadadH1130 was drinkingH8354 himself drunkH7910 in the pavilions,H5521 he and the kings,H4428 the thirtyH7970 and twoH8147 kingsH4428 that helpedH5826 him.
And the youngH5288 men of the princesH8269 of the provincesH4082 wentH3318 out first;H7223 and BenhadadH1130 sentH7971 out, and they toldH5046 him, saying,H559 There are menH582 comeH3318 out of Samaria.H8111
And he said,H559 WhetherH518 they be comeH3318 out for peace,H7965 takeH8610 them alive;H2416 or whetherH518 they be comeH3318 out for war,H4421 takeH8610 them alive.H2416
So theseH428 youngH5288 men of the princesH8269 of the provincesH4082 cameH3318 out of the city,H5892 and the armyH2428 whichH834 followedH310 them.
And they slewH5221 everyH376 oneH376 his man:H376 and the SyriansH758 fled;H5127 and IsraelH3478 pursuedH7291 them: and BenhadadH1130 the kingH4428 of SyriaH758 escapedH4422 onH5921 an horseH5483 with the horsemen.H6571
And the kingH4428 of IsraelH3478 wentH3318 out, and smoteH5221 the horsesH5483 and chariots,H7393 and slewH5221 the SyriansH758 with a greatH1419 slaughter.H4347
And the prophetH5030 cameH5066 to the kingH4428 of Israel,H3478 and saidH559 to him, Go,H3212 strengthenH2388 yourself, and mark,H3045 and seeH7200 whatH853 H834 you do:H6213 for at the returnH8666 of the yearH8141 the kingH4428 of SyriaH758 will comeH5927 up againstH5921 you.
And the servantsH5650 of the kingH4428 of SyriaH758 saidH559 to him, Their godsH430 are godsH430 of the hills;H2022 thereforeH5921 H3651 they were strongerH2388 than we; but let us fightH3898 against them in the plain,H4334 and surelyH518 we shall be strongerH2388 than they.
And doH6213 thisH2088 thing,H1697 TakeH5493 the kingsH4428 away, everyH376 manH376 out of his place,H4725 and putH7760 captainsH6346 in their rooms:H8478
And numberH4487 you an army,H2428 like the armyH2428 that you have lost,H5307 horseH5483 for horse,H5483 and chariotH7393 for chariot:H7393 and we will fightH3898 against them in the plain,H4334 and surelyH518 we shall be strongerH2388 than they. And he listenedH8085 to their voice,H6963 and didH6213 so.H3651
And it cameH1961 to pass at the returnH8666 of the year,H8141 that BenhadadH1130 numberedH6485 the Syrians,H758 and wentH5927 up to Aphek,H663 to fightH4421 againstH5973 Israel.H3478
And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 were numbered,H6485 and were all present,H3557 and wentH3212 againstH7125 them: and the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 pitchedH2583 beforeH5048 them like twoH8147 littleH2835 flocksH2835 of kids;H5795 but the SyriansH758 filledH4390 the country.H776
And there cameH5066 a manH376 of God,H430 and spokeH559 to the kingH4428 of Israel,H3478 and said, ThusH3541 saidH559 the LORD,H3068 BecauseH3282 H834 the SyriansH758 have said,H559 The LORDH3068 is GodH430 of the hills,H2022 but he is not GodH430 of the valleys,H6010 therefore will I deliverH5414 allH3605 thisH2088 greatH1419 multitude into your hand,H3027 and you shall knowH3045 that I am the LORD.H3068
And they pitchedH2583 oneH428 overH5227 againstH5227 the otherH428 sevenH7651 days.H3117 And so it was, that in the seventhH7637 dayH3117 the battleH4421 was joined:H7126 and the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 slewH5221 of the SyriansH758 an hundredH3967 thousandH505 footmenH7273 in oneH259 day.H3117
But the restH3498 fledH5127 to Aphek,H663 intoH413 the city;H5892 and there a wallH2346 fellH5307 on twentyH6242 and sevenH7651 thousandH505 of the menH376 that were left.H3498 And BenhadadH1130 fled,H5127 and cameH935 intoH413 the city,H5892 intoH413 an innerH2315 chamber.H2315
And his servantsH5650 saidH559 to him, BeholdH2009 now,H4994 we have heardH8085 that the kingsH4428 of the houseH1004 of IsraelH3478 are mercifulH2617 kings:H4428 let us, I prayH4994 you, putH7760 sackclothH8242 on our loins,H4975 and ropesH2256 on our heads,H7218 and goH3318 out to the kingH4428 of Israel:H3478 peradventureH194 he will saveH2421 your life.H5315
So they girdedH2296 sackclothH8242 on their loins,H4975 and put ropesH2256 on their heads,H7218 and cameH935 to the kingH4428 of Israel,H3478 and said,H559 Your servantH5650 BenhadadH1130 said,H559 I prayH4994 you, let me live.H2421 And he said,H559 Is he yetH3588 alive?H2416 he is my brother.H251
Now the menH582 did diligentlyH5172 observeH5172 whether any thing would come from him, and did hastilyH4116 catchH2480 it: and they said,H559 Your brotherH251 Benhadad.H1130 Then he said,H559 GoH935 you, bringH3947 him. Then BenhadadH1130 cameH3318 forthH3318 to him; and he caused him to comeH5927 up intoH5921 the chariot.H4818
And Ben-hadadH1130 saidH559 to him, The cities,H5892 whichH834 my fatherH1 tookH3947 from your father,H1 I will restore;H7725 and you shall makeH7760 streetsH2351 for you in Damascus,H1834 as my fatherH1 madeH7760 in Samaria.H8111 Then said Ahab, I will sendH7971 you away with this covenant.H1285 So he madeH3772 a covenantH1285 with him, and sentH7971 him away.
And a certainH259 manH376 of the sonsH1121 of the prophetsH5030 saidH559 to his neighborH7453 in the wordH1697 of the LORD,H3068 SmiteH5221 me, I prayH4994 you. And the manH376 refusedH3985 to smiteH5221 him.
Then saidH559 he to him, BecauseH3282 H834 you have not obeyedH8085 the voiceH6963 of the LORD,H3068 behold,H2009 as soon as you are departedH1980 from me, a lionH738 shall slayH5221 you. And as soon as he was departedH3212 from him, a lionH738 foundH4672 him, and slewH5221 him.
Then he foundH4672 anotherH312 man,H376 and said,H559 SmiteH5221 me, I prayH4994 you. And the manH376 smoteH5221 him, so that in smitingH5221 he woundedH6481 him.
So the prophetH5030 departed,H3212 and waitedH5975 for the kingH4428 by the way,H1870 and disguisedH2664 himself with ashesH665 on his face.H5869
And as the kingH4428 passedH5674 by, he criedH6817 to the king:H4428 and he said,H559 Your servantH5650 wentH3318 out into the middleH7130 of the battle;H4421 and, behold,H2009 a manH376 turnedH5493 aside, and broughtH935 a manH376 to me, and said,H559 KeepH8104 thisH2088 man:H376 ifH518 by any means he be missing,H6485 then shall your lifeH5315 be for his life,H5315 orH176 else you shall payH8254 a talentH3603 of silver.H3701
And as your servantH5650 was busyH6213 hereH2008 and there,H2008 he was gone.H369 And the kingH4428 of IsraelH3478 saidH559 to him, SoH3651 shall your judgmentH4941 be; yourself have decidedH2782 it.
And he hurried,H4116 and took the ashesH665 awayH5493 from his face;H5869 and the kingH4428 of IsraelH3478 discernedH5234 him that he was of the prophets.H5030
And he saidH559 to him, ThusH3541 saidH559 the LORD,H3068 BecauseH3282 you have let goH7971 out of your handH3027 a manH376 whom I appointedH2764 to utter destruction,H2764 therefore your lifeH5315 shall goH1961 for his life,H5315 and your peopleH5971 for his people.H5971
And the kingH4428 of IsraelH3478 wentH3212 to his houseH1004 heavyH5620 and displeased,H2198 and cameH935 to Samaria.H8111