Ahab said, "By whom?" So he said, "Thus says the LORD, `By the young men of the rulers of the provinces.' " Then he said, "Who shall begin the battle?" And he answered, "You." (1 Kings 20:14)

Then he mustered the young men of the rulers of the provinces, and there were 232; and after them he mustered all the people, even all the sons of Israel, 7,000. (1 Kings 20:15)

They went out at noon, while Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the temporary shelters with the thirty-two kings who helped him. (1 Kings 20:16)

The young men of the rulers of the provinces went out first; and Ben-hadad sent out and they told him, saying, "Men have come out from Samaria." (1 Kings 20:17)

Then he said, "If they have come out for peace, take them alive; or if they have come out for war, take them alive." (1 Kings 20:18)

So these went out from the city, the young men of the rulers of the provinces, and the army which followed them. (1 Kings 20:19)

They killed each his man; and the Arameans fled and Israel pursued them, and Ben-hadad king of Aram escaped on a horse with horsemen. (1 Kings 20:20)

The king of Israel went out and struck the horses and chariots, and killed the Arameans with a great slaughter. (1 Kings 20:21)

Then the prophet came near to the king of Israel and said to him, "Go, strengthen yourself and observe and see what you have to do; for at the turn of the year the king of Aram will come up against you." (1 Kings 20:22)


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