SEV Biblia, Chapter 20:9 Entonces él respondió a los embajadores de Ben-adad: Decid al rey mi señor: Haré todo lo que mandaste a tu siervo al principio; mas esto no lo puedo hacer. Y los embajadores fueron, y le dieron la respuesta.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 9. Wherefore he sent unto the messengers of Benhadad , etc.] Upon the advice the elders had given him, and encouraged thereby, though in a poor sneaking manner after all: tell my lord the king, all that thou didst send for to thy servant at the first I will do ; owning him as his lord, and himself as his servant, and promising to grant his first demand, though so insolent, in the sense he understood him, of paying tribute to him for it: but this thing I may not do ; to have not only all put into his hands, but his and his servant’s houses to be searched and pillaged, because the elders of his people would not agree; and yet he seems to speak as if he himself would have submitted to it, but was restrained by his council: and the messengers departed, and brought him word again ; reported to Benhadad the answer they received from Ahab.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-11 - Benhadad sent Ahab a very insolent demand. Ahab sent a very disgracefu submission; sin brings men into such straits, by putting them out of the Divine protection. If God do not rule us, our enemies shall: guil dispirits men, and makes them cowards. Ahab became desperate. Men wil part with their most pleasant things, those they most love, to sav their lives; yet they lose their souls rather than part with an pleasure or interest to prevent it. Here is one of the wisest saying that ever Ahab spake, and it is a good lesson to all. It is folly to boast of any day to come, since we know not what it may bring forth Apply it to our spiritual conflicts. Peter fell by self-confidence Happy is the man who is never off his watch.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 למלאכי 4397 בן הדד 1130 אמרו 559 לאדני 113 המלך 4428 כל 3605 אשׁר 834 שׁלחת 7971 אל 413 עבדך 5650 בראשׁנה 7223 אעשׂה 6213 והדבר 1697 הזה 2088 לא 3808 אוכל 3201 לעשׂות 6213 וילכו 1980 המלאכים 4397 וישׁבהו 7725 דבר׃ 1697