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Then the prophet went to King Ahab and said, "Go back and build up your forces and make careful plans, because the king of Syria will attack again next spring."
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(And a prophet coming to the king of Israel, said to him: Go, and strengthen thyself, and know, and see what thou dost: for the next year the king of Syria will come up against thee.)
1 Kings 20:1,16 And Benadad, king of Syria, gathered together all his host, and there were two and thirty kings with him, and horses, and chariots: and going up, he fought against Samaria, and besieged it. . . .
1 Kings 22:31 And the king of Syria had commanded the two and thirty captains of the chariots, saying: You shall not fight against any, small or great, but against the king of Israel only.
Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom, there is no prudence, there is no counsel against the Lord.
ContextAhab Defeats Ben-hadad
…21But the king of Israel going out overthrew the horses and chariots, and slew the Syrians with a great slaughter. 22(And a prophet coming to the king of Israel, said to him: Go, and strengthen thyself, and know, and see what thou dost: for the next year the king of Syria will come up against thee.)23But the servants of the king of Syria said to him: Their gods are gods of the hills, therefore they have overcome us: but it is better that we should fight against them in the plains, and we shall overcome them.…
2 Samuel 11:1
And it came to pass at the return of the year, at the time when kings go forth to war, that David sent Joab and his servants with him, and all Israel, and they spoiled the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabba: but David remained in Jerusalem.
1 Kings 20:13
And behold a prophet coming to Achab, king of Israel, said to him: Thus saith the Lord: Hast thou seen all this exceeding great multitude? behold I will deliver them into thy hand this day: that thou mayst know that I am the Lord.
1 Kings 20:21
But the king of Israel going out overthrew the horses and chariots, and slew the Syrians with a great slaughter.
1 Kings 20:26
Wherefore, at the return of the year, Benadad mustered the Syrians, and went up to Aphec, to fight against Israel.
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