SEV Biblia, Chapter 20:42 Y él le dijo: Así dijo el SEÑOR: Por cuanto soltaste de la mano del varón de mi anatema, tu vida será por la suya, y tu pueblo por el suyo.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 20:42 Verse 42. Thy life shall go for his life] This was fulfilled at the battle of Ramoth-gilead, where he was slain by the Syrians; see 1 Kings xxii. 34, 35.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 42. And he said unto him, thus saith the Lord , etc.] He spake not his own sense, and in his own words, but in the name of the Lord, for which he had authority, that it might have the greater weight with Ahab: because thou hast let go out of thy hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction ; meaning Benhadad; or “the man of my anathema or curse” f441 ; cursed of God for his blasphemy of him, and devoted by him to ruin on that account; or “of my net” f442 , being by his providence brought into a net or noose at Aphek, out of which he could not have escaped, had not Ahab let him go: therefore thy life shall go for his life ; as it shortly did, and that by the hand of a Syrian soldier, ( 1 Kings 22:34,35), and thy people for his people ; which was fulfilled by Hazael king of Syria, the sins of Israel rendering them deserving of the calamities they endured by his means, (see 2 Kings 8:12 10:32).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 31-43 - This encouragement sinners have to repent and humble themselves befor God; Have we not heard, that the God of Israel is a merciful God? Have we not found him so? That is gospel repentance, which flows from a apprehension of the mercy of God, in Christ; there is forgiveness with him. What a change is here! The most haughty in prosperity often ar most abject in adversity; an evil spirit will thus affect a man in bot these conditions. There are those on whom, like Ahab, success is il bestowed; they know not how to serve either God or their generation, or even their own true interests with their prosperity: Let favour be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness. The prophe designed to reprove Ahab by a parable. If a good prophet were punishe for sparing his friend and God's when God said, Smite, of much sore punishment should a wicked king be thought worthy, who spared his enem and God's, when God said, Smite. Ahab went to his house, heavy an displeased, not truly penitent, or seeking to undo what he had don amiss; every way out of humour, notwithstanding his victory. Alas! man that hear the glad tidings of Christ, are busy and there till the da of salvation is gone __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 אליו 413 כה 3541 אמר 559 יהוה 3068 יען 3282 שׁלחת 7971 את 853 אישׁ 376 חרמי 2764 מיד 3027 והיתה 1961 נפשׁך 5315 תחת 8478 נפשׁו 5315 ועמך 5971 תחת 8478 עמו׃ 5971