2 Kings 6:22

And he answered, You shall not slay them: would you slay those whom you have taken captive with your sword and with your bow? set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
For thou. Hebrew, "Dost thou kill? "If those who have surrendered themselves in battle be often spared, though they might be slain by the strict laws of war, how much less ought these men to be treated with such severity? (Calmet) Sicut bellantiresistenti violentia redditur: ita victo vel capto misericorida jam debetur. (St. Augustine, ep. 1. ad Bonif.) (Grotius) And water, all necessary provisions. (Worthington) These men were suffered to live that they might relate the wonders of God. (Theodoret, q. 20.)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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