And the king of Aram hath been fighting against Israel, and taketh counsel with his servants, saying, 'At such and such a place is my encamping.'
2 Kings 6:8 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The king of Syria warred against Israel - This was probably the same Ben-hadad who is mentioned 2 Kings 6:24. What was the real or pretended cause of this war we cannot tell; but we may say, in numberless war cases, as Calmet says in this: "An ambitious and restless prince always finds a sufficiency of reasons to color his enterprises."
In such and such a place - The Syrian king had observed, from the disposition of the Israelitish army, in what direction it was about to make its movements; and therefore laid ambuscades where he might surprise it to the greatest advantage.
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2 Kings 6:24 And it came to pass after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria.
1 Kings 20:1,34 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...
1 Kings 20:23 And the servants of the king of Syria said to him, Their gods are gods of the hills; therefore they were stronger than we...
Job 5:12,13 He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise...
Proverbs 20:18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.
Isaiah 7:5-7 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against you, saying...
Isaiah 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nothing; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.
camp. or, encamping
2 Kings 6:8 Parallel CommentariesAram Army Camp Chiefs Conferring Counsel Counseled Encamping Fighting Israel Making Meeting Officers Once Secret Servants Syria Time Waiting War Warred WarringAram Army Camp Chiefs Conferring Counsel Counseled Encamping Fighting Israel Making Meeting Officers Once Secret Servants Syria Time Waiting War Warred WarringTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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