1 Kings 20:21
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The king of Israel advanced and overpowered the horses and chariots and inflicted heavy losses on the Arameans.

King James Bible
And the king of Israel went out, and smote the horses and chariots, and slew the Syrians with a great slaughter.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king of Israel went out, and smote the horses and chariots, and slew the Syrians with a great slaughter.

World English Bible
The king of Israel went out, and struck the horses and chariots, and killed the Syrians with a great slaughter.

Young's Literal Translation
and the king of Israel goeth out, and smiteth the horses, and the charioteers, and hath smitten among the Aramaeans a great smiting.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Syrians fled - They were doubtless panic-struck.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Their gods It was the general belief in the heathen world, that each district had its tutelary and protecting deity, who could do nothing out his own province.

1 Kings 20:28 And there came a man of God, and spoke to the king of Israel, and said, Thus said the LORD, Because the Syrians have said...

1 Kings 14:23 For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.

1 Samuel 4:8 Woe to us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods?...

2 Kings 19:12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed; as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph...

2 Chronicles 32:13-19 Know you not what I and my fathers have done to all the people of other lands...

Psalm 50:21,22 These things have you done, and I kept silence; you thought that I was altogether such an one as yourself: but I will reprove you...

Psalm 121:1,2 I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from where comes my help...

Isaiah 42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

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The Lost Opportunity
TEXT: "And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone. And the king of Israel said unto him, So shall thy judgment be; thyself hast decided it."--1 Kings 20:40. There is a very striking incident connected with this text. The great battle is raging, a certain important prisoner has been taken, and if you read between the lines you seem to know that upon him depend many of the issues of war. His skill in leading the enemy had been marvelous, his courage in the thick of the fight striking;
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

The Letter of the Synod to the Emperor and Empress.
(Labbe and Cossart, Concilia, Tom. VII., col. 577.) To our most religious and most serene princes, Constantine and Irene his mother. Tarasius, the unworthy bishop of your God-protected royal city, new Rome, and all the holy Council which met at the good pleasure of God and upon the command of your Christ-loving majesty in the renowned metropolis of Nice, the second council to assemble in this city. Christ our God (who is the head of the Church) was glorified, most noble princes, when your heart,
Philip Schaff—The Seven Ecumenical Councils

Cross References
1 Kings 20:20
and each one struck down his opponent. At that, the Arameans fled, with the Israelites in pursuit. But Ben-Hadad king of Aram escaped on horseback with some of his horsemen.

1 Kings 20:22
Afterward, the prophet came to the king of Israel and said, "Strengthen your position and see what must be done, because next spring the king of Aram will attack you again."

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