6 Yet I will send my servants unto thee to morrow about this time, and they shall search thine house, and the houses of thy servants; and it shall be, that whatsoever is pleasant in thine eyes, they shall put it in their hand, and take it away.
7 Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land, and said, Mark, I pray you, and see how this man seeketh mischief: for he sent unto me for my wives, and for my children, and for my silver, and for my gold; and I denied him not.
9 Wherefore he said unto the messengers of Benhadad, Tell my lord the king, All that thou didst send for to thy servant at the first I will do: but this thing I may not do. And the messengers departed, and brought him word again.
12 And it came to pass, when Benhadad heard this message, as he was drinking, he and the kings in the pavilions, that he said unto his servants, Set yourselves in array. And they set themselves in array against the city.
13 And, behold, there came a prophet unto Ahab king of Israel, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou seen all this great multitude? behold, I will deliver it into thine hand this day; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.
15 Then he numbered the young men of the princes of the provinces, and they were two hundred and thirty two: and after them he numbered all the people, even all the children of Israel, being seven thousand.
23 And the servants of the king of Syria said unto him, Their gods are gods of the hills; therefore they were stronger than we; but let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they.
25 And number thee an army, like the army that thou hast lost, horse for horse, and chariot for chariot: and we will fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they. And he hearkened unto their voice, and did so.
27 And the children of Israel were numbered, and were all present, and went against them: and the children of Israel pitched before them like two little flocks of kids; but the Syrians filled the country.
28 And there came a man of God, and spake unto the king of Israel, and said, Thus saith the LORD, Because the Syrians have said, The LORD is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
29 And they pitched one over against the other seven days. And so it was, that in the seventh day the battle was joined: and the children of Israel slew of the Syrians an hundred thousand footmen in one day.
31 And his servants said unto him, Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings: let us, I pray thee, put sackcloth on our loins, and ropes upon our heads, and go out to the king of Israel: peradventure he will save thy life.
32 So they girded sackcloth on their loins, and put ropes on their heads, and came to the king of Israel, and said, Thy servant Benhadad saith, I pray thee, let me live. And he said, Is he yet alive? he is my brother.
33 Now the men did diligently observe whether any thing would come from him, and did hastily catch it: and they said, Thy brother Benhadad. Then he said, Go ye, bring him. Then Benhadad came forth to him; and he caused him to come up into the chariot.
34 And Benhadad said unto him, The cities, which my father took from thy father, I will restore; and thou shalt make streets for thee in Damascus, as my father made in Samaria. Then said Ahab, I will send thee away with this covenant. So he made a covenant with him, and sent him away.
36 Then said he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as thou art departed from me, a lion shall slay thee. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and slew him.
39 And as the king passed by, he cried unto the king: and he said, Thy servant went out into the midst of the battle; and, behold, a man turned aside, and brought a man unto me, and said, Keep this man: if by any means he be missing, then shall thy life be for his life, or else thou shalt pay a talent of silver.
42 And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Because thou hast let go out of thy hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people.
Israelites Cross The Jordan River An Angel Appears To The Israelites Israelites Slaughter The Syrians Zedekiah's Sons Are Slaughtered Before His Eyes Micah Exhorts The Israelites To Repent Numbering The Israelites Israelites Leave Sinai Numbering The Israelites Again Gibeonites Trick The Israelites Israelites Ask For A King Exodus of Israelites Out of Egypt God Respects The Israelites' Cry He Increases The Israelites' Task Moses Vainly Attempts To Encourage The Israelites Pharaoh, Moved By His Servants, Inclines To Let The Israelites Go God's Message To The Israelites To Borrow Jewels Of Their Neighbors Israelites Are Driven Out Of The Land Israelites Go Out Of Egypt, And Carry Joseph's Bones With Them God Instructs The Israelites In Their Journey Israelites Murmur Israelites Pass Through The Red Sea, Which Drowns The Egyptians Israelites Come To Sin, And Murmur For Want Of Bread For Manslaughter What The Israelites Were To Offer For The Building Of The Tabernacle Cloud Directs The Removals And Encampments Of The Israelites Israelites Move From Sinai To Paran Various Journeys Of The Israelites Forty-Two Journeys Of The Israelites Laws Of Murder And Manslaughter Israelites Are Smitten At Ai God Gives The Land, And Rest Unto The Israelites, According To His Promise Israelites Are Offended Thereat Israelites For Their Sin Are Oppressed By Midian Israelites' Idolatry And Ingratitude Benjamites, Being Cited, Make Head Against The Israelites Israelites In Two Battles Lose Forty Thousand Israelites Are Overcome By The Philistines At Ebenezer Israelites, By Samuel's Means, Solemnly Repent At Mizpeh By Occasion Of The Ill Government Of Samuel's Sons, The Israelites Ask A King Distress Of The Israelites Captivated Hebrews, And The Hidden Israelites, Join Against Them Armies Of The Israelites And Philistines Being Ready To Battle Philistines Possess The Forsaken Towns Of The Israelites Abner Confers With The Israelites, Feasted By David, And Dismissed Israelites Being Troubled At The Death Of Abner He Smites Hadadezer, And The Syrians Ammonites, Strengthened By The Syrians, Overcome By Joab And Abishai Israelites Are Sorely Smitten In The Wood Of Ephraim Israelites Are Earnest To Bring The King Back Israelites Expostulate With Judah For Bringing Home The King Without Them