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The king of Israel said to his servants, “You know that Ramoth-gilead is ours? And yet we keep quiet and do not take it out of the hand of the king of Syria.” Bible other translations

“his servants.” In this context, Ahab’s “servants” were his high officials, particularly the commanders in his army (see commentary on 2 Sam. 11:1).

“Ramoth Gilead is ours.” Ramoth Gilead was technically given back to Israel in the treaty of 1 Kings 20:34, but the Syrians never actually returned it. Now Ahab would have to fight for it, and was killed in the battle.


Commentary for: 1 Kings 22:3