SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:18 Y cuando los siros descendieron a él, Eliseo oró al SEÑOR, y dijo: Te ruego que hieras a esta gente con ceguedad. Y los hirió con ceguedad, conforme al dicho de Eliseo.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 6:18 Verse 18. Smite this people-with blindness] Confound their sight so that they may not know what they see, and so mistake one place for another.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 18. And when they came down to him , etc.] The Syrian army, from the hill on which they were first seen, who came down from thence to the bottom of the hill on which the city stood; and whither Elisha came out, in order both to meet them, and proceed on his journey to Samaria: Elisha prayed unto the Lord, and said, smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness ; or “blindnesses” f81 ; with great blindness, such as the men of Sodom were smitten with; the same word is here used as of them, ( Genesis 19:11) and he smote them with blindness, according to the word of Elisha ; not in such manner that they could discern no object, for then they could not have followed Elisha; but their sight was so altered, that they knew not the objects they saw; they appeared quite otherwise to them than they were; they saw the city, but knew it not to be the same, and Elisha, but knew him not to be the man of God, though they might have some in the host that knew him personally.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 13-23 - What Elisha said to his servant is spoken to all the faithful servant of God, when without are fightings, and within are fears. Fear not with that fear which has torment and amazement; for they that are with us, to protect us, are more than they that are against us, to destro us. The eyes of his body were open, and with them he saw the danger Lord, open the eyes of our faith, that with them we may see the protecting hand. The clearer sight we have of the sovereignty and powe of Heaven, the less we shall fear the troubles of earth. Satan, the go of this world, blinds men's eyes, and so deludes them unto their ow ruin; but when God enlightens their eyes, they see themselves in the midst of their enemies, captives to Satan, and in danger of hell though, before, they thought their condition good. When Elisha had the Syrians at his mercy, he made it appear that he was influenced by Divine goodness as well as Divine power. Let us not be overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. The Syrians saw it was to no purpos to try to assault so great and so good a man.
Original Hebrew וירדו 3381 אליו 413 ויתפלל 6419 אלישׁע 477 אל 413 יהוה 3068 ויאמר 559 הך 5221 נא 4994 את 853 הגוי 1471 הזה 2088 בסנורים 5575 ויכם 5221 בסנורים 5575 כדבר 1697 אלישׁע׃ 477