1 Kings 20 13-1 Kings 20 21
Then a certain prophet came to see King Ahab of Israel and told him,“ This is what the Lord says: Do you see all these enemy forces? Today I will hand them all over to you. Then you will know that I am the Lord.”Ahab asked,“ How will he do it?” And the prophet replied,“ This is what the Lord says: The troops of the provincial commanders will do it.”“ Should we attack first?” Ahab asked.“ Yes,” the prophet answered.So Ahab mustered the troops of the 232 provincial commanders. Then he called out the rest of the army of Israel, some 7,000 men.About noontime, as Ben hadad and the thirty two allied kings were still in their tents drinking themselves into a stupor,the troops of the provincial commanders marched out of the city as the first contingent. As they approached, Ben hadad’s scouts reported to him,“ Some troops are coming from Samaria.”“ Take them alive,” Ben hadad commanded,“ whether they have come for peace or for war.”But Ahab’s provincial commanders and the entire army had now come out to fight.Each Israelite soldier killed his Aramean opponent, and suddenly the entire Aramean army panicked and fled. The Israelites chased them, but King Ben hadad and a few of his charioteers escaped on horses.However, the king of Israel destroyed the other horses and chariots and slaughtered the Arameans.
1 Kings 20 28-1 Kings 20 30
Then the man of God went to the king of Israel and said,“ This is what the Lord says: The Arameans have said,‘ The Lord is a god of the hills and not of the plains.’ So I will defeat this vast army for you. Then you will know that I am the Lord.”The two armies camped opposite each other for seven days, and on the seventh day the battle began. The Israelites killed 100,000 Aramean foot soldiers in one day.The rest fled into the town of Aphek, but the wall fell on them and killed another 27,000. Ben hadad fled into the town and hid in a secret room.
1 Chronicles 19 14-1 Chronicles 19 15
When Joab and his troops attacked, the Arameans began to run away.And when the Ammonites saw the Arameans running, they also ran from Abishai and retreated into the city. Then Joab returned to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 13 5-2 Chronicles 13 16
Don’t you realize that the Lord, the God of Israel, made a lasting covenant with David, giving him and his descendants the throne of Israel forever?Yet Jeroboam son of Nebat, a mere servant of David’s son Solomon, rebelled against his master.Then a whole gang of scoundrels joined him, defying Solomon’s son Rehoboam when he was young and inexperienced and could not stand up to them.“ Do you really think you can stand against the kingdom of the Lord that is led by the descendants of David? You may have a vast army, and you have those gold calves that Jeroboam made as your gods.But you have chased away the priests of the Lord( the descendants of Aaron) and the Levites, and you have appointed your own priests, just like the pagan nations. You let anyone become a priest these days! Whoever comes to be dedicated with a young bull and seven rams can become a priest of these so called gods of yours!“ But as for us, the Lord is our God, and we have not abandoned him. Only the descendants of Aaron serve the Lord as priests, and the Levites alone may help them in their work.They present burnt offerings and fragrant incense to the Lord every morning and evening. They place the Bread of the Presence on the holy table, and they light the gold lampstand every evening. We are following the instructions of the Lord our God, but you have abandoned him.So you see, God is with us. He is our leader. His priests blow their trumpets and lead us into battle against you. O people of Israel, do not fight against the Lord, the God of your ancestors, for you will not succeed!”Meanwhile, Jeroboam had secretly sent part of his army around behind the men of Judah to ambush them.When Judah realized that they were being attacked from the front and the rear, they cried out to the Lord for help. Then the priests blew the trumpets,and the men of Judah began to shout. At the sound of their battle cry, God defeated Jeroboam and all Israel and routed them before Abijah and the army of Judah.The Israelite army fled from Judah, and God handed them over to Judah in defeat.