2 Kings 6:24
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English Standard Version
Afterward Ben-hadad king of Syria mustered his entire army and went up and besieged Samaria.

King James Bible
And it came to pass after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And tit came to pass after these things, that Benadad king of Syria gathered together all his army, and went up, and besieged Samaria.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass after this, that Ben-hadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass after this, that Ben-hadad king of Syria gathered all his army, and went up, and besieged Samaria.

2 Kings 6:24 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When the enemy came down to Elisha, he prayed to the Lord that He would smite them with blindness; and when this took place according to his word, he said to them, This is not the way and this is not the city; follow me, and I will lead you to the man whom ye are seeking; and led them to Samaria, which was about four hours' distance from Dothan, where their eyes were opened at Elisha's prayer, so that they saw where they had been led. אליו ויּרדוּ cannot be understood as referring to Elisha and his servant, who went down to the Syrian army, as J. H. Mich., Budd., F. v. Meyer, and Thenius, who wants to alter אליו into אליהם, suppose, but must refer to the Syrians, who went down to the prophet, as is evident from what followed. For the assumption that the Syrians had stationed themselves below and round the mountain on which Dothan stood, and therefore would have had to come up to Elisha, need not occasion an unnatural interpretation of the words. It is true that Dothan stands upon an isolated hill in the midst of the plain; but on the eastern side it is enclosed by a ranger of hills, which project into the plain (see V. de Velde, R. i. p. 273). The Syrians who had been sent against Elisha had posted themselves on this range of hills, and thence they came down towards the town of Dothan, which stood on the hill, whilst Elisha went out of the town to meet them. It is true that Elisha's going out is not expressly mentioned, but in 2 Kings 6:19 it is clearly presupposed. סנורים is mental blindness here, as in the similar case mentioned in Genesis 19:11, that is to say, a state of blindness in which, though a man has eyes that can see, he does not see correctly. Elisha's untruthful statement, "this is not the way," etc., is to be judged in the same manner as every other ruse de guerre, by which the enemy is deceived.

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2 Kings 17:5 Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years.

2 Kings 18:9 And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel...

2 Kings 25:1 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month...

Deuteronomy 28:52 And he shall besiege you in all your gates, until your high and fenced walls come down, wherein you trusted, throughout all your land...

1 Kings 20:1 And Benhadad the king of Syria gathered all his host together: and there were thirty and two kings with him, and horses, and chariots...

1 Kings 22:31 But the king of Syria commanded his thirty and two captains that had rule over his chariots, saying, Fight neither with small nor great...

Ecclesiastes 9:14 There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it...

Cross References
1 Kings 20:1
Ben-hadad the king of Syria gathered all his army together. Thirty-two kings were with him, and horses and chariots. And he went up and closed in on Samaria and fought against it.

2 Kings 7:4
If we say, 'Let us enter the city,' the famine is in the city, and we shall die there. And if we sit here, we die also. So now come, let us go over to the camp of the Syrians. If they spare our lives we shall live, and if they kill us we shall but die."

2 Kings 8:7
Now Elisha came to Damascus. Ben-hadad the king of Syria was sick. And when it was told him, "The man of God has come here,"

2 Kings 25:3
On the ninth day of the fourth month the famine was so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land.

Amos 1:4
So I will send a fire upon the house of Hazael, and it shall devour the strongholds of Ben-hadad.

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