(And the king of Israel said unto his servants
His nobles, those of his privy council, his ministers of state; or "had said" F14, some little time before Jehoshaphat came:
know ye that Ramoth in Gilead is ours
a city of refuge beyond Jordan, in the tribe of Gad, and so of course must belong to the kingdom of Israel, of which see ( Joshua 20:8 )
and we be still, and take it not out of the hand of the king of Syria?)
neither demand it, nor take any measures to oblige him to deliver it up; representing it as a great omission, and as a piece of negligence and slothfulness, or cowardice.