|Overview - 1 Kings 20|
|1||Ben-hadad, not content with Ahab's homage, besieges Samaria.|
|13||By the direction of a prophet, the Syrians are slain.|
|22||As the prophet forewarned Ahab, the Syrians, trusting in the valleys, come against him in Aphek.|
|28||By the word of the prophet, and God's judgment, the Syrians are smitten again.|
|31||The Syrians submitting themselves, Ahab sends Ben-hadad away with a covenant.|
|35||The prophet, under the parable of a prisoner, making Ahab judge himself, denounces God's judgment against him.|
1 Kings 20:12 (King James Version)
And it came to pass, when Benhadad heard this message, as he was drinking, he and the kings in the pavilions, that he said unto his servants, Set yourselves in array. And they set themselves in array against the city.
- Hebrew word. drinking.
- 16 ; 16:9 1 Samuel 25:36 ; 2 Samuel 13:28 ; Proverbs 31:4 Proverbs 31:5 ; Daniel 5:2 Daniel 5:30 ; Luke 21:34
- Ephesians 5:18
- or, tents.
- That persons of regal dignity regaled themselves in this manner, we may learn from Dr. Chandler, who, when he went to visit the Aga of Suki, after his return from hawking, found him vexed and tired; and "a couch was prepared from him beneath a shed made against a cottage, and covered with green boughs to keep off the sun. He entered as we were standing by, and fell down on it to sleep, without taking any notice of us."
- Jeremiah 43:10
- Set yourselves in array
- And they set, etc. or, Place the
- And they placed engines.