SEV Biblia, Chapter 8:19 Y ťl dijo: Mis hermanos eran , hijos de mi madre. ¬°Vive el SE—OR, que si los hubierais guardado en vida, yo no os mataría!
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 19. And he said, they were my brethren, even the sons of my mother , etc.] His brethren by his motherís side, but not by his fatherís side; or the phrase the sons of my mother is added , to show that he did not mean brethren in a large sense, as all the Israelites were, but in a strict sense, being so nearly related as his motherís children: as the Lord liveth, if ye had saved them alive, I would not slay you ; for not being Canaanites, he was not obliged by the law of God to put them to death, and by the law of nations, as they had surrendered themselves, and were made prisoners of war, they ought to have been saved; but as they appeared to be murderers, and had slain the Israelites in cold blood, they deserved to die; and the persons they had slain being Gideonís brethren, he was the avenger of blood, and it became him to put them to death.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 18-21 - The kings of Midian must be reckoned with. As they confessed themselve guilty of murder, Gideon acted as the avenger of blood, being the nex of kin to the persons slain. Little did they think to have heard of this so long after; but murder seldom goes unpunished in this life Sins long forgotten by man, must be accounted for to God. What poor consolation in death from the hope of suffering less pain, and of dyin with less disgrace than some others! yet many are more anxious on thes accounts, than concerning the future judgment, and what will follow.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 אחי 251 בני 1121 אמי 517 הם 1992 חי 2416 יהוה 3068 לו 3863 החיתם 2421 אותם 853 לא 3808 הרגתי 2026 אתכם׃ 853