SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:22 Y él le respondió: No los hieras; Â¿herirías tú a los que tomaste cautivos con tu cuchillo y con tu arco? Pon delante de ellos pan y agua, para que coman y beban, y se vuelvan a su señor.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 6:22 Verse 22. Whom thou hast taken captive] Those who in open battle either lay down their arms, or are surrounded, and have their retreat cut off, are entitled to their lives, much more those who are thus providentially put into thy hand, without having been in actual hostility against thee. Give them meat and drink, and send them home to their master, and let them thus know that thou fearest him not, and art incapable of doing an ungenerous or unmanly action.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 22. And he answered, thou shalt not smite them , etc.] For they were not his, but the prophet’s captives, or rather the Lord’s: wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow ? when soldiers are made prisoners of war, it is contrary to humanity, to the laws of nature and nations, to kill them in cold blood, and much more those who were taken not by his sword and bow, but by the power and providence of God: set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master ; the king of Syria, and report the miracles wrought, and the good usage they met with, when in the hand of an enemy, fed and let go; which would be more to the glory of the God of Israel, and more agreeable to the character of a king of Israel, reckoned merciful, and more serviceable to the civil good of the land of Israel, as well as more to the honour of the prophet and true religion, (see Romans 12:20,21).
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 ויאמר 559 לא 3808 תכה 5221 האשׁר 834 שׁבית 7617 בחרבך 2719 ובקשׁתך 7198 אתה 859 מכה 5221 שׂים 7760 לחם 3899 ומים 4325 לפניהם 6440 ויאכלו 398 וישׁתו 8354 וילכו 1980 אל 413 אדניהם׃ 113