They marched out at noon while Ben-hadad and the 32 kings allied with him were in their tents getting drunk.
Cross References1 Kings 16:9
However, while Elah was in Tirzah getting drunk in the house of Arza the steward of his household in Tirzah, Elah's servant Zimri, the commander of half his chariots, conspired against him.
1 Kings 20:12
Ben-hadad received this message while he and the kings were drinking in their tents, and he said to his servants, "Take your positions." So they stationed themselves against the city.
1 Kings 20:15
So Ahab assembled the young officers of the district governors, and there were 232 men. And after them, he assembled the rest of the Israelite troops, 7,000 in all.
1 Kings 20:17
And the young officers of the district governors marched out first. Now Ben-hadad had sent out scouts, who reported to him, "Men are marching out of Samaria."
1 Kings 22:31
Now the king of Aram had ordered his thirty-two chariot commanders, "Do not fight with anyone, small or great, except the king of Israel."
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is a brawler, and whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
Therefore, you will now go into exile as the first of the captives, and your feasting and lounging will come to an end.
Chapter Outline1. Ben-Hadad, not content with Ahab's homage, besieges Samaria
13. By the direction of a prophet, the Syrians are slain
22. As the prophet forewarned Ahab, the Syrians come against him in Aphek
28. By the word of the prophet, and God's judgment, the Syrians are smitten again
31. The Syrians submit; Ahab sends Ben-Hadad away with a covenant
35. The prophet, under the parable of a prisoner,
39. making Ahab judge himself, denounces God's judgment against him
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