22:34 Now an archer shot an arrow at random, 1 and it struck the king of Israel between the plates of his armor. The king 2 ordered his charioteer, “Turn around and take me from the battle line, 3 because I’m wounded.” 22:35 While the battle raged throughout the day, the king stood propped up in his chariot opposite the Syrians. He died in the evening; the blood from the wound ran down into the bottom of the chariot. 22:36 As the sun was setting, a cry went through the camp, “Each one should return to his city and to his homeland.” 22:37 So the king died and was taken to Samaria, where they buried him. 4 22:38 They washed off the chariot at the pool of Samaria (this was where the prostitutes bathed); 5 dogs licked his blood, just as the Lord had said would happen. 6
22:39 The rest of the events of Ahab’s reign, including a record of his accomplishments and how he built a luxurious palace and various cities, are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of the Kings of Israel. 7 22:40 Ahab passed away. 8 His son Ahaziah replaced him as king.