So the soldiers gave up the prisoners and plunder in the presence of the officials and all the assembly.
The men designated by name took the prisoners, and from the plunder they clothed all who were naked. They provided them with clothes and sandals, food and drink,1 and healing balm. All those who were weak they put on donkeys. So they took them back to their fellow countrymen at Jericho, the City of Palms,2 and returned to Samaria.3
while the Philistines7 had raided towns in the foothills and in the Negev of Judah. They captured and occupied Beth Shemesh, Aijalon8 and Gederoth,9 as well as Soco,10 Timnah11 and Gimzo, with their surrounding villages.
He offered sacrifices to the gods20 of Damascus, who had defeated him; for he thought, "Since the gods of the kings of Aram have helped them, I will sacrifice to them so they will help me."21 But they were his downfall and the downfall of all Israel.22