Now as soon as this letter cometh to you, seeing your master's
sons are with you
Sons of Ahab, and some of Joram, and all either the sons or grandsons of Ahab:
and there are with you chariots and horses;
a fenced city also:
as Samaria was, well walled and fortified, and able to hold out a long siege:
of all sorts, to arm themselves and people with in their defence.