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Book 11 Chapter 20

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porro Benadad rex Syriae congregavit omnem exercitum suumet triginta et duos reges secum et equos et currus et ascendenspugnabat contra Samariam et obsidebat eam

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mittensque nuntios ad Ahab regem Israhel in civitatem

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ait haec dicit Benadad argentum tuum et aurum tuum meum estet uxores tuae et filii tui optimi mei sunt

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responditque rex Israhel iuxta verbum tuum domine mi rextuus sum ego et omnia mea

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revertentesque nuntii dixerunt haec dicit Benadad qui misitnos ad te argentum tuum et aurum tuum et uxores tuas et filiostuos dabis mihi

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cras igitur hac eadem hora mittam servos meos ad te etscrutabuntur domum tuam et domum servorum tuorum et omne quodeis placuerit ponent in manibus suis et auferent

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vocavit autem rex Israhel omnes seniores terrae et aitanimadvertite et videte quoniam insidietur nobis misit enim adme pro uxoribus meis et filiis et pro argento et auro et nonabnui

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dixeruntque omnes maiores natu et universus populus ad eumnon audias neque adquiescas illi

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respondit itaque nuntiis Benadad dicite domino meo regiomnia propter quae misisti ad me servum tuum initio faciam hancautem rem facere non possum

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reversique nuntii rettulerunt ei qui remisit et ait haecfaciant mihi dii et haec addant si suffecerit pulvis Samariaepugillis omnis populi qui sequitur me

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et respondens rex Israhel ait dicite ei ne glorieturaccinctus aeque ut discinctus

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factum est autem cum audisset verbum istud bibebat ipse etreges in umbraculis et ait servis suis circumdate civitatem etcircumdederunt eam

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et ecce propheta unus accedens ad Ahab regem Israhel aithaec dicit Dominus certe vidisti omnem multitudinem hanc nimiamecce ego tradam eam in manu tua hodie ut scias quia ego sumDominus

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et ait Ahab per quem dixitque ei haec dicit Dominus perpedisequos principum provinciarum et ait quis incipietproeliari et ille dixit tu

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recensuit ergo pueros principum provinciarum et repperitnumerum ducentorum triginta duum et post eos recensuit populumomnes filios Israhel septem milia

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et egressi sunt meridie Benadad autem bibebat temulentusin umbraculo suo et reges triginta duo cum eo qui ad auxiliumeius venerant

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egressi sunt autem pueri principum provinciarum in primafronte misit itaque Benadad qui nuntiaverunt ei dicentes viriegressi sunt de Samaria

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at ille sive ait pro pace veniunt adprehendite eos vivossive ut proelientur vivos eos capite

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egressi sunt ergo pueri principum provinciarum ac reliquusexercitus sequebatur

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et percussit unusquisque virum qui contra se veneratfugeruntque Syri et persecutus est eos Israhel fugit quoqueBenadad rex Syriae in equo cum equitibus

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necnon et egressus rex Israhel percussit equos et curruset percussit Syriam plaga magna

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accedens autem propheta ad regem Israhel dixit ei vade etconfortare et scito et vide quid facias sequenti enim anno rexSyriae ascendet contra te

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servi vero regis Syriae dixerunt ei dii montium sunt diieorum ideo superaverunt nos sed melius est ut pugnemus contraeos in campestribus et obtinebimus eos

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tu ergo verbum hoc fac amove reges singulos ab exercitusuo et pone principes pro eis

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et instaura numerum militum qui ceciderunt de tuis etequos secundum equos pristinos et currus secundum currus quosante habuisti et pugnabimus contra eos in campestribus etvidebis quod obtinebimus eos credidit consilio eorum et fecitita

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igitur postquam annus transierat recensuit Benadad Syroset ascendit in Afec ut pugnaret contra Israhel

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porro filii Israhel recensiti sunt et acceptis cibariisprofecti ex adverso castraque metati contra eos quasi duo parvigreges caprarum Syri autem repleverunt terram

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et accedens unus vir Dei dixit ad regem Israhel haec dicitDominus quia dixerunt Syri deus montium est Dominus et non estdeus vallium dabo omnem multitudinem grandem hanc in manu tuaet scietis quia ego Dominus

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dirigebant septem diebus ex adverso hii atque illi aciesseptima autem die commissum est bellum percusseruntque filiiIsrahel de Syris centum milia peditum in die una

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fugerunt autem qui remanserant in Afec in civitatem etcecidit murus super viginti septem milia hominum quiremanserant porro Benadad fugiens ingressus est civitatem incubiculum quod erat intra cubiculum

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dixeruntque ei servi sui ecce audivimus quod reges domusIsrahel clementes sint ponamus itaque saccos in lumbis nostriset funiculos in capitibus nostris et egrediamur ad regemIsrahel forsitan salvabit animas nostras

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accinxerunt saccis lumbos suos et posuerunt funes incapitibus veneruntque ad regem Israhel et dixerunt servus tuusBenadad dicit vivat oro te anima mea et ille ait si adhuc vivitfrater meus est

20:33
quod acceperunt viri pro omine et festinantes rapueruntverbum ex ore eius atque dixerunt frater tuus Benadad et dixiteis ite et adducite eum egressus est ergo ad eum Benadad etlevavit eum in currum suum

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qui dixit ei civitates quas tulit pater meus a patre tuoreddam et plateas fac tibi in Damasco sicut fecit pater meus inSamaria et ego foederatus recedam a te pepigit ergo foedus etdimisit eum

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tunc vir quidam de filiis prophetarum dixit ad socium suumin sermone Domini percute me at ille noluit percutere

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cui ait quia noluisti audire vocem Domini ecce recedes ame et percutiet te leo cumque paululum recessisset ab eoinvenit eum leo atque percussit

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sed et alterum conveniens virum dixit ad eum percute mequi percussit eum et vulneravit

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abiit ergo propheta et occurrit regi in via et mutavitaspersione pulveris os et oculos suos

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cumque rex transiret clamavit ad regem et ait servus tuusegressus est ad proeliandum comminus cumque fugisset vir unusadduxit eum quidam ad me et ait custodi virum istum qui silapsus fuerit erit anima tua pro anima eius aut talentumargenti adpendes

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dum autem ego turbatus huc illucque me verterem subito nonconparuit et ait rex Israhel ad eum hoc est iudicium tuum quodipse decrevisti

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at ille statim abstersit pulverem de facie sua et cognoviteum rex Israhel quod esset de prophetis

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qui ait ad eum haec dicit Dominus quia dimisisti virumdignum morte de manu tua erit anima tua pro anima eius etpopulus tuus pro populo eius

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reversus est igitur rex Israhel in domum suam audirecontemnens et furibundus venit Samariam

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020:001
And Benhadad the king of Syria gathered all his host together: and there were thirty and two kings with him, and horses, and chariots; and he went up and besieged Samaria, and warred against it.

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And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said unto him, Thus saith Benhadad,

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Thy silver and thy gold is mine; thy wives also and thy children, even the goodliest, are mine.

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And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to thy saying, I am thine, and all that I have.

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And the messengers came again, and said, Thus speaketh Benhadad, saying, Although I have sent unto thee, saying, Thou shalt deliver me thy silver, and thy gold, and thy wives, and thy children;

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Yet I will send my servants unto thee to morrow about this time, and they shall search thine house, and the houses of thy servants; and it shall be, that whatsoever is pleasant in thine eyes, they shall put it in their hand, and take it away.

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Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land, and said, Mark, I pray you, and see how this man seeketh mischief: for he sent unto me for my wives, and for my children, and for my silver, and for my gold; and I denied him not.

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And all the elders and all the people said unto him, Hearken not unto him, nor consent.

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Wherefore he said unto the messengers of Benhadad, Tell my lord the king, All that thou didst send for to thy servant at the first I will do: but this thing I may not do. And the messengers departed, and brought him word again.

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And Benhadad sent unto him, and said, The gods do so unto me, and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people that follow me.

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And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.

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And it came to pass, when Ben-hadad 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.

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And, behold, there came a prophet unto Ahab king of Israel, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou seen all this great multitude? behold, I will deliver it into thine hand this day; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.

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And Ahab said, By whom? And he said, Thus saith the LORD, Even by the young men of the princes of the provinces. Then he said, Who shall order the battle? And he answered, Thou.

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Then he numbered the young men of the princes of the provinces, and they were two hundred and thirty two: and after them he numbered all the people, even all the children of Israel, being seven thousand.

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And they went out at noon. But Benhadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings that helped him.

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And the young men of the princes of the provinces went out first; and Benhadad sent out, and they told him, saying, There are men come out of Samaria.

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And he said, Whether they be come out for peace, take them alive; or whether they be come out for war, take them alive.

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So these young men of the princes of the provinces came out of the city, and the army which followed them.

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And they slew every one his man: and the Syrians fled; and Israel pursued them: and Benhadad the king of Syria escaped on an horse with the horsemen.

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And the king of Israel went out, and smote the horses and chariots, and slew the Syrians with a great slaughter.

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And the prophet came to the king of Israel, and said unto him, Go, strengthen thyself, and mark, and see what thou doest: for at the return of the year the king of Syria will come up against thee.

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And the servants of the king of Syria said unto him, Their gods are gods of the hills; therefore they were stronger than we; but let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they.

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And do this thing, Take the kings away, every man out of his place, and put captains in their rooms:

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And number thee an army, like the army that thou hast lost, horse for horse, and chariot for chariot: and we will fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they. And he hearkened unto their voice, and did so.

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And it came to pass at the return of the year, that Benhadad numbered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.

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And the children of Israel were numbered, and were all present, and went against them: and the children of Israel pitched before them like two little flocks of kids; but the Syrians filled the country.

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And there came a man of God, and spake unto the king of Israel, and said, Thus saith the LORD, Because the Syrians have said, The LORD is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

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And they pitched one over against the other seven days. And so it was, that in the seventh day the battle was joined: and the children of Israel slew of the Syrians an hundred thousand footmen in one day.

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But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; and there a wall fell upon twenty and seven thousand of the men that were left. And Benhadad fled, and came into the city, into an inner chamber.

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And his servants said unto him, Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings: let us, I pray thee, put sackcloth on our loins, and ropes upon our heads, and go out to the king of Israel: peradventure he will save thy life.

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So they girded sackcloth on their loins, and put ropes on their heads, and came to the king of Israel, and said, Thy servant Benhadad saith, I pray thee, let me live. And he said, Is he yet alive? he is my brother.

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Now the men did diligently observe whether any thing would come from him, and did hastily catch it: and they said, Thy brother Benhadad. Then he said, Go ye, bring him. Then Benhadad came forth to him; and he caused him to come up into the chariot.

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And Ben-hadad said unto him, The cities, which my father took from thy father, I will restore; and thou shalt make streets for thee in Damascus, as my father made in Samaria. Then said Ahab, I will send thee away with this covenant. So he made a covenant with him, and sent him away.

020:035
And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said unto his neighbor in the word of the LORD, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man refused to smite him.

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Then said he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as thou art departed from me, a lion shall slay thee. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and slew him.

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Then he found another man, and said, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man smote him, so that in smiting he wounded him.

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So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with ashes upon his face.

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And as the king passed by, he cried unto the king: and he said, Thy servant went out into the midst of the battle; and, behold, a man turned aside, and brought a man unto me, and said, Keep this man: if by any means he be missing, then shall thy life be for his life, or else thou shalt pay a talent of silver.

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And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone. And the king of Israel said unto him, So shall thy judgment be; thyself hast decided it.

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And he hasted, and took the ashes away from his face; and the king of Israel discerned him that he was of the prophets.

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And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Because thou hast let go out of thy hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people.

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And the king of Israel went to his house heavy and displeased, and came to Samaria.

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-- Book 11 Chapter 20 --





 
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