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  • 1 Kings 20 13-1 Kings 20 21
    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.’”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?” He said,“ You.”So Ahab mobilized the young men of the provincial leaders, and there were 232. After them he mobilized all the Israelite troops: 7,000.They marched out at noon while Ben-hadad and the thirty-two kings who were helping him were getting drunk in their quarters.The young men of the provincial leaders marched out first. Then Ben-hadad sent out scouts, and they reported to him, saying,“ Men are marching out of Samaria.”So he said,“ If they have marched out in peace, take them alive, and if they have marched out for battle, take them alive.”The young men of the provincial leaders and the army behind them marched out from the city,and each one struck down his opponent. So the Arameans fled and Israel pursued them, but King Ben-hadad of Aram escaped on a horse with the cavalry.Then the king of Israel marched out and attacked the cavalry and the chariots. He inflicted a severe slaughter on Aram.
  • 1 Kings 20 28-1 Kings 20 30
    Then the man of God approached and said to the king of Israel,“ This is what the LORD says:‘ Because the Arameans have said,“ The LORD is a god of the mountains and not a god of the valleys,” I will hand over all this whole huge army to you. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’”They camped opposite each other for seven days. On the seventh day, the battle took place, and the Israelites struck down the Arameans— one hundred thousand foot soldiers in one day.The ones who remained fled into the city of Aphek, and the wall fell on those twenty-seven thousand remaining men. Ben-hadad also fled and went into an inner room in the city.
  • 1 Chronicles 19 14-1 Chronicles 19 15
    Joab and the people with him approached the Arameans for battle, and they fled before him.When the Ammonites saw that the Arameans had fled, they likewise fled before Joab’s brother Abishai and entered the city. Then Joab went to Jerusalem.
  • 2 Chronicles 13 5-2 Chronicles 13 16
    Don’t you know that the LORD God of Israel gave the kingship over Israel to David and his descendants forever by a covenant of salt?But Jeroboam son of Nebat, a servant of Solomon son of David, rose up and rebelled against his lord.Then worthless and wicked men gathered around him to resist Rehoboam son of Solomon when Rehoboam was young, inexperienced, and unable to assert himself against them.“ And now you are saying you can assert yourselves against the LORD’s kingdom, which is in the hand of one of David’s sons. You are a vast number and have with you the golden calves that Jeroboam made for you as gods.Didn’t you banish the priests of the LORD, the descendants of Aaron and the Levites, and make your own priests like the peoples of other lands do? Whoever comes to ordain himself with a young bull and seven rams may become a priest of what are not gods.“ But as for us, the LORD is our God. We have not abandoned him; the priests ministering to the LORD are descendants of Aaron, and the Levites serve at their tasks.They offer a burnt offering and fragrant incense to the LORD every morning and every evening, and they set the rows of the Bread of the Presence on the ceremonially clean table. They light the lamps of the gold lampstand every evening. We are carrying out the requirements of the LORD our God, while you have abandoned him.Look, God and his priests are with us at our head. The trumpets are ready to sound the charge against you. Israelites, don’t fight against the LORD God of your ancestors, for you will not succeed.”Now Jeroboam had sent an ambush around to advance from behind them. So they were in front of Judah, and the ambush was behind them.Judah turned and discovered that the battle was in front of them and behind them, so they cried out to the LORD. Then the priests blew the trumpets,and the men of Judah raised the battle cry. When the men of Judah raised the battle cry, God routed Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.So the Israelites fled before Judah, and God handed them over to them.