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

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