The King of Syria wages war against Israel, but God sends a prophet to king Ahab promising him victory over the Syrians. God grants victory to the Israelites twice over the Syrians. The King of Syria escapes and later decides to go to king Ahab to plead for mercy. Ahab makes a covenant with him. God sends a prophet to tell him since he had spared the king of Syria and not killed him, God was to take his life and the life of the Israelites.