So they went and called out to the city gatekeepers and told them, “We went into the Aramean camp and no one was there—not a sound of anyone—only tethered horses and donkeys, and the tents left just as they were.”
So they came and called unto the porter of the city: and they told them, saying, We came to the camp of the Syrians, and, behold, there was no man there, neither voice of man, but horses tied, and asses tied, and the tents as they were.
So they came and called to the gatekeepers of the city and told them, "We came to the camp of the Syrians, and behold, there was no one to be seen or heard there, nothing but the horses tied and the donkeys tied and the tents as they were."
So they went back to the city and told the gatekeepers what had happened. “We went out to the Aramean camp,” they said, “and no one was there! The horses and donkeys were tethered and the tents were all in order, but there wasn’t a single person around!”
So they came and called to the porter of the
The chief of those that had the care of the gate of it; for there
were more than one, as follows:
and they told them;
the porter, and the watchmen with him:
we came to the camp of the Syrians, and, behold, there was
no man there, neither voice of man;
not one to be seen or heard:
but horses tied, and asses tied;
to their mangers; the latter, as well as the former, were used
for war, not only to carry burdens, but to fight upon, as
Aelianus F1 relates of some people; and
especially when there was a want of horses, as Strabo F2; and
both observe that this creature was sacrificed to Mars:
and the tents as they were;
none of them struck, nor anything taken out of them.
F1 De Animal. l. 12. c. 34. F2 Geograph. l. 15. p. 500.