Therefore the men of Jabesh said
To Nahash the Ammonite:
tomorrow we will come out unto you;
meaning if they had no help, which they were well assured they should have; but this condition they expressed not, which they were not obliged to, but left him to conclude they had no hope of any, the messengers being returned, and the next being the last of the seven days' respite; and by this artifice the Ammonites were secure, and not at all upon their guard against an approaching enemy:
and ye shall do with us all that seemeth good unto you;
make shows of them, pluck out their eyes, or put them to death, or do what they would with them.