12 When Ben-hadad heard this response, while he and the kings were drinking(A) in their quarters,[a] he said to his servants, “Take your positions.” So they took their positions against the city.

13 A prophet approached King Ahab of Israel and said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Do you see this whole huge army? Watch, I am handing it over to you today so that you may know that I am the Lord.’”(B)

14 Ahab asked, “By whom?”

And the prophet said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘By the young men of the provincial leaders.’”

Then he asked, “Who is to start the battle?” (C)

He said, “You.”

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Footnotes

  1. 20:12 Lit booths, also in v. 16

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