And the battle increased that day
It went on, and did not stop upon Ahab's going out of the host, but was very hot, and both sides fought furiously:
and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians:
the Targum is,
``he strengthened himself, and stood;''he exerted himself to the uttermost, and stood as long as he could, or could be supported, fighting against the Syrians, to animate his army, and that the Syrians might not have any notion of his being wounded:
and died at even:
in his chariot:
and the blood ran out of the wound into the midst of the chariot;
or "bosom" F20 of it, the hollow part of it.
F20 (qyx la) "ad sinum", Montanus; "in sinum", Vatablus.