SEV Biblia, Chapter 20:14 Y respondió Acab: Â¿Por mano de quién? Y él dijo: Así dijo el SEÑOR: Por mano de los criados de los príncipes de las provincias. Y él tornó a decir: Â¿Quién comenzará la batalla? Y él respondió: Tú.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 20:14 Verse 14. By the young men of the princes of the provinces.] These were probably some chosen persons out of the militia of different districts, raised by the princes of the provinces; the same as we would call lord-lieutenants of counties.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 14. And Ahab said, by whom ? etc.] Knowing he had no army with him sufficient to go out with against the Syrian army: and he said, thus saith the Lord, even by the young men of the princes of the provinces ; either such, as Kimchi thinks, who were brought up with him; or, as others, the sons of governors of provinces, who were kept as hostages, that their fathers might not rebel; neither of which is likely: but rather the servants of such princes who waited on them, and lived delicately and at ease, and were not trained up to military exercise, even by these should the victory be obtained: then he said, who shall order the battle ? begin the attack, we or they? or who shall conduct it, or be the general of the army, go before it, and lead them on? Ahab might think, being an idolater, that the Lord would not make use of him, or otherwise who could be thought of but himself? and he answered, thou ; thou must be the commander, go forth with the army, and make the attack upon the enemy.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 12-21 - The proud Syrians were beaten, and the despised Israelites wer conquerors. The orders of the proud, drunken king disordered his troops, and prevented them from attacking the Israelites. Those tha are most secure, are commonly least courageous. Ahab slew the Syrian with a great slaughter. God often makes one wicked man a scourge to another.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 אחאב 256 במי 4310 ויאמר 559 כה 3541 אמר 559 יהוה 3068 בנערי 5288 שׂרי 8269 המדינות 4082 ויאמר 559 מי 4310 יאסר 631 המלחמה 4421 ויאמר 559 אתה׃ 859