Bible: 1 Kings 20:13-21

The Lord Delivers Israel

20:13 Now a prophet visited King Ahab of Israel and said, “This is what the Lord says, ‘Do you see this huge army? 1  Look, I am going to hand it over to you this very day. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’ 20:14 Ahab asked, “By whom will this be accomplished?” 2  He answered, “This is what the Lord says, ‘By the servants of the district governors.’” Ahab 3  asked, “Who will launch the attack?” He answered, “You will.”

20:15 So Ahab 4  assembled the 232 servants of the district governors. After that he assembled all the Israelite army, numbering 7,000. 5  20:16 They marched out at noon, while Ben Hadad and the thirty-two kings allied with him were drinking heavily 6  in their quarters. 7  20:17 The servants of the district governors led the march. When Ben Hadad sent messengers, they reported back to him, “Men are marching out of Samaria.” 8  20:18 He ordered, “Whether they come in peace or to do battle, take them alive.” 9  20:19 They marched out of the city with the servants of the district governors in the lead and the army behind them. 20:20 Each one struck down an enemy soldier; 10  the Syrians fled and Israel chased them. King Ben Hadad of Syria escaped on horseback with some horsemen. 20:21 Then the king of Israel marched out and struck down the horses and chariots; he thoroughly defeated 11  Syria.

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