1 Kings 20:21

21 The king of Israel advanced and overpowered the horses and chariots and inflicted heavy losses on the Arameans.

Read 1 Kings 20:21 Using Other Translations

And the king of Israel went out, and smote the horses and chariots, and slew the Syrians with a great slaughter.
And the king of Israel went out and struck the horses and chariots, and struck the Syrians with a great blow.
However, the king of Israel destroyed the other horses and chariots and slaughtered the Arameans.

What does 1 Kings 20:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 20:21

And the king of Israel went out
Of Samaria; when he saw the Syrians fleeing, and his army pursuing, he went forth, perhaps, with more forces, who were now willing to join with him; Josephus F3 says, Ahab had another army within the walls:

and smote the horses and chariots;
that is, the men that rode on horses; and in chariots, the Syrian cavalry:

and slew the Syrians with a great slaughter;
how many were slain is not said; but the Jewish historian F4 says they plundered the camp, in which were much riches, and great plenty of gold and silver, and took their chariots and horses, and returned to the city of Samaria.


FOOTNOTES:

F3 Antiqu. l. 8. c. 14. sect. 2.
F4 Ibid.
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