Ben-hadad, not content with Ahab's homage, besiegeth Samaria. By the direction of a prophet, the Syrians are slain. As the prophet forewarned Ahab, the Syrians, trusting in the valleys, come against him in Aphek. By the word of the prophet, and God's judgment, the Syrians are smitten again. The Syrians, submitting themselves, Ahab sendeth Ben-hadad away with a covenant. The prophet, under the parable of a prisoner, making Ahab judge himself, denounceth God's judgment against him.