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1 Kings 22:1

    1 Kings 22:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they continued three years without war between Syria and Israel.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they continued three years without war between Syria and Israel.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they continued three years without war between Syria and Israel.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now for three years there was no war between Aram and Israel.

    Webster's Revision

    And they continued three years without war between Syria and Israel.

    World English Bible

    They continued three years without war between Syria and Israel.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they continued three years without war between Syria and Israel.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 22:1

    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 22:1

    Three years without war - That is, from the time that Ahab made the covenant with Ben-hadad, mentioned 1 Kings 20:34. And probably in that treaty it was stipulated that Ramoth-gilead should be restored to Israel; which not being done, Ahab formed a confederacy with Judah, and determined to take it by force.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 22:1

    Three years - These must be counted from the close of the second campaign of Ben-hadad 1 Kings 20:34. They were not full years, as is evident from the next verse. Probably the first year is that of Ben-hadad's dismissal after his defeat; the second is a year of actual peace; while the third is that in which Jehoshaphat paid his visit, and the Ramoth-Gilead expedition took place. The pause, here noticed, in the war between Israel and Syria was perhaps the result of a common danger. It was probably in the year following Ben-hadad's dismissal by Ahab, that the first great Assyrian expedition took place into these parts. Shalmaneser II relates that on his first invasion of southern Syria, he was met by the combined forces of Ben-hadad, Ahab, the king of Hamath, the kings of the Hittites, and others, who gave him battle, but suffered a defeat.