1 Kings 20:26

“And it came to pass at the return of the year, that Benhadad numbered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Kings 20:26

And it came to passe at the returne of the yeere, that Benhadad numbred the Syrians, and went vp to Aphek, to fight against Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

At the turn of the year, Ben-hadad mustered the Arameans and went up to Aphek to fight against Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass at the return of the year, that Ben-hadad mustered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So, a year later, Ben-hadad got the Aramaeans together and went up to Aphek to make war on Israel.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass, at the return of the year, that Ben-Hadad numbered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass at the return of the year, that Ben-hadad numbered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.
- Webster's Bible

It happened at the return of the year, that Ben Hadad mustered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass at the turn of the year, that Ben-Hadad inspecteth the Aramaeans, and goeth up to Aphek, to battle with Israel,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass at the return of the year, that Ben-hadad mustered the Arameans, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Kings 20:26

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 20:26


20:24 Take the kings away - Who being of softer education, and lessexperienced in military matters, were less fit for service; and being manyof them but mercenaries, and therefore less concerned in his good success,would be more cautions in venturing themselves. Captains - That is,experienced soldiers of his own subjects, who would faithfully obey thecommands of the general (to which the kings would not so readily yield) anduse their utmost skill and valour for their own interest and advancement.

20:27 And went - Being encouraged by the remembrance of their formersuccess, and an expectation of assistance from God again.And pitched - Probably upon some hilly ground, where they might securethemselves, and watch for advantage against their enemies; which may be thereason why the Syrians durst not assault them before the seventh day,ver.#29|.Little flocks - Few, and weak, being also for conveniency of fighting, andthat they might seem to be more than they were, divided into two bodies.


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