SEV Biblia, Chapter 20:1 Â¶ Entonces Ben-adad rey de Siria juntó a todo su ejército, y con él treinta y dos reyes, con caballos y carros: y subió, y puso cerco a Samaria, y la combatió.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 20:1 Verse 1. Ben-hadad] Several MSS., and some early printed editions, have Ben-hadar, or the son of Hadar, as the Septuagint. He is supposed to be the same whom Asa stirred up against the king of Israel, chap. xv. 18; or, as others, his son or grandson.
Thirty and two kings] Tributary chieftains of Syria and the adjacent countries. In former times every town and city had its independent chieftain. Both the Septuagint and Josephus place this war after the history of Naboth.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. And Benhadad the king of Syria gathered all his host together , etc.] This was Benhadad the second, the son of that Benhadad, to whom Asa sent to help him against Baasha, ( 1 Kings 15:18) and there were thirty and two kings with him ; these were heads of families, so called, and at most governors of cities under Benhadad; petty princes, such as were in the land of Canaan in Joshua’s time: and horses and chariots ; how many is not said: and he went up and besieged Samaria, and warred against it ; he went up with such an intent, but had not as yet done it in form; what moved him to it cannot be said precisely, whether an ambitious view of enlarging his dominions, or because the king of Israel paid not the tribute his father had imposed upon him, (see 1 Kings 20:34), however, so it was, through the providence of God, as a scourge to Ahab for his impiety.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-11 - Benhadad sent Ahab a very insolent demand. Ahab sent a very disgracefu submission; sin brings men into such straits, by putting them out of the Divine protection. If God do not rule us, our enemies shall: guil dispirits men, and makes them cowards. Ahab became desperate. Men wil part with their most pleasant things, those they most love, to sav their lives; yet they lose their souls rather than part with an pleasure or interest to prevent it. Here is one of the wisest saying that ever Ahab spake, and it is a good lesson to all. It is folly to boast of any day to come, since we know not what it may bring forth Apply it to our spiritual conflicts. Peter fell by self-confidence Happy is the man who is never off his watch.
Original Hebrew ובן הדד 1130 מלך 4428 ארם 758 קבץ 6908 את 853 כל 3605 חילו 2426 ושׁלשׁים 7970 ושׁנים 8147 מלך 4428 אתו 854 וסוס 5483 ורכב 7393 ויעל 5927 ויצר 6696 על 5921 שׁמרון 8111 וילחם׃ 3898