1Kgs 20:34-43

34Ben-hadad said to him, “I will restore the towns that my father took from your father; and you may establish bazaars for yourself in Damascus, as my father did in Samaria.” The king of Israel responded, “I will let you go on those terms.” So he made a treaty with him and let him go.A Prophet Condemns Ahab 35At the command of the Lord a certain member of a company of prophets said to another, “Strike me!” But the man refused to strike him.36Then he said to him, “Because you have not obeyed the voice of the Lord, as soon as you have left me, a lion will kill you.” And when he had left him, a lion met him and killed him.37Then he found another man and said, “Strike me!” So the man hit him, striking and wounding him.38Then the prophet departed, and waited for the king along the road, disguising himself with a bandage over his eyes.39As the king passed by, he cried to the king and said, “Your servant went out into the thick of the battle; then a soldier turned and brought a man to me, and said, ‘Guard this man; if he is missing, your life shall be given for his life, or else you shall pay a talent of silver.’40While your servant was busy here and there, he was gone.” The king of Israel said to him, “So shall your judgment be; you yourself have decided it.”41Then he quickly took the bandage away from his eyes. The king of Israel recognized him as one of the prophets.42Then he said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Because you have let the man go whom I had devoted to destruction, therefore your life shall be for his life, and your people for his people.’ ”43The king of Israel set out toward home, resentful and sullen, and came to Samaria.