1 Kings 20:26
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The next spring Ben-Hadad mustered the Arameans and went up to Aphek to fight against Israel.

King James Bible
And it came to pass at the return of the year, that Benhadad numbered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, at the return of the year, that Ben-Hadad numbered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.

World English Bible
It happened at the return of the year, that Ben Hadad mustered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass at the turn of the year, that Ben-Hadad inspecteth the Aramaeans, and goeth up to Aphek, to battle with Israel,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Ben-hadad numbered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek - There were several towns of this name; see the notes on Joshua 12:18. It is supposed that the town mentioned here was situated in Libanus, upon the river Adonis, between Heliopolis and Biblos.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

there came

1 Kings 20:13,22 And, behold, there came a prophet to Ahab king of Israel, saying, Thus said the LORD, Have you seen all this great multitude? behold...

1 Kings 13:1 And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD to Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.

1 Kings 17:18 And she said to Elijah, What have I to do with you, O you man of God? are you come to me to call my sin to remembrance...

2 Chronicles 20:14-20 Then on Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph...

Because

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...

Isaiah 37:29-37 Because your rage against me, and your tumult, is come up into my ears, therefore will I put my hook in your nose...

therefore will

1 Kings 20:13 And, behold, there came a prophet to Ahab king of Israel, saying, Thus said the LORD, Have you seen all this great multitude? behold...

Deuteronomy 32:27 Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say...

Joshua 7:8,9 O LORD, what shall I say, when Israel turns their backs before their enemies!...

Job 12:16-19 With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his...

Psalm 58:10,11 The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked...

Psalm 79:10 Why should the heathen say, Where is their God?...

Isaiah 37:29,35 Because your rage against me, and your tumult, is come up into my ears, therefore will I put my hook in your nose...

Jeremiah 14:7 O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do you it for your name's sake: for our backslidings are many...

Ezekiel 20:9,14 But I worked for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, among whom they were...

Ezekiel 36:21-23,32 But I had pity for my holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, where they went...

ye shall know

1 Kings 20:13 And, behold, there came a prophet to Ahab king of Israel, saying, Thus said the LORD, Have you seen all this great multitude? behold...

Exodus 6:7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and you shall know that I am the LORD your God...

Exodus 7:5 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch forth my hand on Egypt...

Exodus 8:22 And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there...

Deuteronomy 29:6 You have not eaten bread, neither have you drunk wine or strong drink: that you might know that I am the LORD your God.

Ezekiel 6:14 So will I stretch out my hand on them, and make the land desolate, yes, more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath...

Ezekiel 11:12 And you shall know that I am the LORD: for you have not walked in my statutes, neither executed my judgments...

Ezekiel 12:16 But I will leave a few men of them from the sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence...

Ezekiel 36:22 Therefore say to the house of Israel, thus said the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel...

Ezekiel 39:7 So will I make my holy name known in the middle of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more...

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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
Joshua 13:4
on the south; all the land of the Canaanites, from Arah of the Sidonians as far as Aphek and the border of the Amorites;

2 Samuel 11:1
In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king's men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.

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."

1 Kings 20:25
You must also raise an army like the one you lost--horse for horse and chariot for chariot--so we can fight Israel on the plains. Then surely we will be stronger than they." He agreed with them and acted accordingly.

1 Kings 20:30
The rest of them escaped to the city of Aphek, where the wall collapsed on twenty-seven thousand of them. And Ben-Hadad fled to the city and hid in an inner room.

2 Kings 13:17
"Open the east window," he said, and he opened it. "Shoot!" Elisha said, and he shot. "The LORD's arrow of victory, the arrow of victory over Aram!" Elisha declared. "You will completely destroy the Arameans at Aphek."

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