- II Samuel 7
- I Kings 11-12
- When you read chapter 20, start at I Kings 16:23
- He had lived through a drought that the prophet Elijah had declared (I Kings 17:1).
- In a competition between 850 prophets of idols and one prophet of God, he had seen Elijah pray down fire from God to devour water-drenched sacrifices (18:17-39).
- He saw the drought end per Elijah's declaration (18:41-45).
If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Now the children of Israel encamped before them like two little flocks of goats, while the Syrians filled the countryside.
Thus says the LORD: Because the Syrians have said, "The LORD is God of the hills, but He is not God of the valleys," therefore I will deliver all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the LORD.
Thus says the LORD: Because you have let slip out of your hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore your life shall go for his life, and your people for his people.