1 Kings 22:29-40

Defeat and Death of Ahab

29 So 1the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah went up against Ramoth-gilead.
30 The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "2I will disguise myself and go into the battle, but you put on your robes." So the king of Israel disguised himself and went into the battle.
31 Now 3the king of Aram had commanded the thirty-two * captains of his chariots, saying, "Do not fight with small or great, but with the king of Israel alone."
32 So when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, they said, "Surely it is the king of Israel," and they turned aside to fight against him, and Jehoshaphat cried out.
33 When the captains of the chariots saw that it was not the king of Israel, they turned back from pursuing him.
34 Now a certain man drew his bow at random and struck the king of Israel in a joint of the armor. So he said to the driver of his chariot, "Turn around and take me out of the fight; 4for I am severely wounded."
35 The battle raged that day, and the king was propped up in his chariot in front of the Arameans, and died at evening, and the blood from the wound ran into the bottom of the chariot.
36 5Then a cry passed throughout the army close to sunset *, saying, "Every man to his city and every man to his country."
37 So the king died and was brought to Samaria, and they buried the king in Samaria.
38 They washed the chariot by the pool of Samaria, and the dogs licked up his blood (now the harlots bathed themselves there), 6according to the word of the LORD which He spoke.
39 Now the rest of the acts of Ahab and all that he did and 7the ivory house which he built and all the cities which he built, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles * of the Kings of Israel?
40 So Ahab slept with his fathers, and Ahaziah his son became king in his place.
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