2 Kings 6:21

Overview - 2 Kings 6
Elisha, giving leave to the young prophets to enlarge their dwellings, causes iron to swim.
He discloses the king of Syria's counsel.
13 The army which was sent to Dothan to apprehend Elisha, is smitten with blindness.
19 Being brought into Samaria, they are dismissed in peace.
24 The famine in Samaria causes women to eat their own children.
30 The king sends to slay Elisha.
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2 Kings 6:21  (King James Version)
And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?

My father
This was dastardly: the utmost he ought to have done with these men, when thus brought into his hand, was to make them prisoners of war.
2:12 5:13 8:9 13:14

1 Samuel 24:4 1 Samuel 24:19 ; 26:8 Luke 9:54-56 ; 22:49