2 Kings 6:24
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New International Version
Some time later, Ben-Hadad king of Aram mobilized his entire army and marched up and laid siege to Samaria.

New Living Translation
Some time later, however, King Ben-hadad of Aram mustered his entire army and besieged Samaria.

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

New American Standard Bible
Now it came about after this, that Ben-hadad king of Aram gathered all his 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Some time later, King Ben-hadad of Aram brought all his military units together and marched up to besiege Samaria.

International Standard Version
Some time later, King Ben-hadad from Aram mustered his army, invaded the land, and attacked Samaria

NET Bible
Later King Ben Hadad of Syria assembled his entire army and attacked and besieged Samaria.

New Heart English Bible
It happened after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his army, and went up and besieged Samaria.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Later King Benhadad of Aram assembled his whole army. They went to Samaria and blockaded it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass after this, that Ben-hadad king of Aram gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria.

New American Standard 1977
Now it came about after this, that Ben-hadad king of Aram gathered all his army and went up and besieged Samaria.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass after this, that Benhadad, king of Syria, gathered all his host and went up and besieged Samaria.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass after this, that Ben-hadad king of Syria gathered all his army, and went up, and besieged Samaria.

American King James Version
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.

Darby 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.

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.

World English Bible
It happened after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his army, and went up and besieged Samaria.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass afterwards, that Ben-Hadad king of Aram gathereth all his camp, and goeth up, and layeth siege to Samaria,
Study Bible
The Siege and Famine of Samaria
23So he prepared a great feast for them; and when they had eaten and drunk he sent them away, and they went to their master. And the marauding bands of Arameans did not come again into the land of Israel. 24Now it came about after this, that Ben-hadad king of Aram gathered all his army and went up and besieged Samaria. 25There was a great famine in Samaria; and behold, they besieged it, until a donkey's head was sold for eighty shekels of silver, and a fourth of a kab of dove's dung for five shekels of silver.…
Cross References
1 Kings 20:1
Now Ben-hadad king of Aram gathered all his army, and there were thirty-two kings with him, and horses and chariots. And he went up and besieged Samaria and fought against it.

2 Kings 7:4
"If we say, 'We will enter the city,' then the famine is in the city and we will die there; and if we sit here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us go over to the camp of the Arameans. If they spare us, we will live; and if they kill us, we will but die."

2 Kings 8:7
Then Elisha came to Damascus. Now Ben-hadad king of Aram was sick, and it was told him, saying, "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 fire upon the house of Hazael And it will consume the citadels of Ben-hadad.
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(24-7:20) THE SIEGE OF SAMARIA AND THE FAMINE. THE DELIVERANCE, AS FORETOLD BY ELISHA.

(24) After this.--Afterwards. The term plainly implies chronological sequence.

Ben-hadad.--Ben-hadad II., who had besieged Samaria in the reign of Ahab (1Kings 20:1). He is mentioned on the monuments of Shalmaneser II., now in the British Museum, under the designation of Rammnu-hidri, or idri. Now, as the Assyrians identified their god Rammnu (Rimmon) with the Syrian deity, Adad, Addu, or Dadi, this title might be equivalent to Adad-idri, or Addu-idri. Further, in three contract tablets in the reign of Nabonidus, Mr. Pinches has read the names Bin-Addu-natnu and Bin-Addu-amara--i.e., "Bin-Addu gave," and "Bin-Ad?u commanded." Bin (or, Tur)-Addu, "son of Addu," is clearly the name of a god, like abal Esarra, "son of Esarra," in the name Tiglath Pileser; and is, in fact, the Assyrian equivalent of Ben-hadad. The Syrian king's full name, therefore, would seem to have been Ben-hadad-idri, "The son of Hadad is my help" (Syriac adar, "to help"). (Comp. the name Hadad-ezer.) The Assyrians omitted the first element, the Hebrews the last.

Verse 24. - 2 Kings 7:20. - The siege of Samaria by Benhadad. Verse 24. - And it came to pass after this - probably some considerable time after, when the memory of Jehoram's kind act had passed away - that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his host. A contrast is intended between the inroads of small bodies of plunderers and the invasion of the territory by the monarch himself at the head of his entire force. And went up. However Samaria was approached from Syria, there must always have been a final ascent, either from the Jordan valley or from the Plain of Esdraelon. And besieged Samaria. Josephus says that Jehoram was afraid to meet Benhadad in the open field, since his forces were no match for those of the Syrian king, and therefore at once shut himself up within his capital, without risking a battle. The walls of Samaria were very strong. And it came to pass after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his host,.... Still retaining a grudge and enmity against Israel, and not at all softened by the kind and humane treatment his forces had met with, when in the hands of Israel; and finding he could do nothing in a secret way, by ambush, mustered all his forces together, to try what he could by open war:

and went up, and besieged Samaria; Jehoram king of Israel not being able to stop him till he came to his capital, which he laid close siege to. 2Ki 6:24-33. Ben-hadad Besieges Samaria.

24. Ben-hadad … besieged Samaria—This was the predicted accomplishment of the result of Ahab's foolish and misplaced kindness (1Ki 20:42).6:24-33 Learn to value plenty, and to be thankful for it; see how contemptible money is, when in time of famine it is so freely parted with for any thing that is eatable! The language of Jehoram to the woman may be the language of despair. See the word of God fulfilled; among the threatenings of God's judgments upon Israel for their sins, this was one, that they should eat the flesh of their own children, De 28:53-57. The truth and the awful justice of God were displayed in this horrible transaction. Alas! what miseries sin has brought upon the world! But the foolishness of man perverts his way, and then his heart frets against the Lord. The king swears the death of Elisha. Wicked men will blame any one as the cause of their troubles, rather than themselves, and will not leave their sins. If rending the clothes, without a broken and contrite heart, would avail, if wearing sackcloth, without being renewed in the spirit of their mind, would serve, they would not stand out against the Lord. May the whole word of God increase in us reverent fear and holy hope, that we may be stedfast and immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that our labour is not in vain in the Lord.
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