15 Then he numbered the young men of the princes of the provinces, and they were two hundred and thirty two: and after them he numbered all the people, even all the children of Israel, being seven thousand.

Other Translations of 1 Kings 20:15

New International Version

15 So Ahab summoned the 232 junior officers under the provincial commanders. Then he assembled the rest of the Israelites, 7,000 in all.

English Standard Version

15 Then he mustered the servants of the governors of the districts, and they were 232. And after them he mustered all the people of Israel, seven thousand.

The Message

15 Ahab looked over the commandos of the regional chiefs; he counted 232. Then he assessed the available troops - 7,000.

New King James Version

15 Then he mustered the young leaders of the provinces, and there were two hundred and thirty-two; and after them he mustered all the people, all the children of Israel--seven thousand.

New Living Translation

15 So Ahab mustered the troops of the 232├é┬áprovincial commanders. Then he called out the rest of the army of Israel, some 7,000 men.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Kings 20:15

Commentary on 1 Kings 20:12-21

(Read 1 Kings 20:12-21)

The proud Syrians were beaten, and the despised Israelites were conquerors. The orders of the proud, drunken king disordered his troops, and prevented them from attacking the Israelites. Those that are most secure, are commonly least courageous. Ahab slew the Syrians with a great slaughter. God often makes one wicked man a scourge to another.