And the king arose in the night, and said unto his servants, I will now shew you what the Syrians have done to us. They know that we be
hungry; therefore are they gone out of the camp to hide themselves in the field, saying, When they come out of the city, we shall catch them alive, and get into the city.
And one of his servants answered and said, Let some
take, I pray thee, five of the horses that remain, which are left in the city, (behold, they are
as all the multitude of Israel that are left in it: behold, I say
, they are
even as all the multitude of the Israelites that are consumed:) and let us send and see.
They took therefore two chariot horses; and the king sent after the host of the Syrians, saying, Go and see.