2 Kings 7:5

5 And they rose at twilight to go to the camp of the Syrians; and when they had come to the outskirts of the Syrian camp, to their surprise no one was there.

2 Kings 7:5 Meaning and Commentary

2 Kings 7:5

And they rose up in the twilight, to go unto the camp of the
Syrians
, The dusk of the evening, or the evening twilight, as appears from ( 2 Kings 7:9 2 Kings 7:12 ) ,

and when they were come to the uttermost part of the camp of Syria;
not the further part of it, but the edge or border of it nearest to them:

behold, there was no man there;
no sentinel or guard, which they expected, and to whom they would have surrendered themselves.

2 Kings 7:5 In-Context

3 Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate; and they said to one another, "Why are we sitting here until we die?
4 If we say, 'We will enter the city,' the famine is in the city, and we shall die there. And if we sit here, we die also. Now therefore, come, let us surrender to the army of the Syrians. If they keep us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall only die."
5 And they rose at twilight to go to the camp of the Syrians; and when they had come to the outskirts of the Syrian camp, to their surprise no one was there.
6 For the Lord had caused the army of the Syrians to hear the noise of chariots and the noise of horses--the noise of a great army; so they said to one another, "Look, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites and the kings of the Egyptians to attack us!"
7 Therefore they arose and fled at twilight, and left the camp intact--their tents, their horses, and their donkeys--and they fled for their lives.