2 Kings 6:22 References
22 He answered, "You shall not kill them. Would you akill those you have taken captive with your sword and with your bow? bSet bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink and go to their master."
a Deuteronomy 20:11-16, 2 Chronicles 28:8-15
11 "If it agrees to make peace with you and opens to you, then all the people who are found in it shall become your aforced labor and shall serve you.
12 "However, if it does not make peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it.
13 "When the Lord your God gives it into your hand, ayou shall strike all the men in it with the edge of the sword.
14 "Only the women and the children and athe animals and all that is in the city, all its spoil, you shall take as booty for yourself; and you shall use the spoil of your enemies which the Lord your God has given you.
15 "Thus you shall do to all the cities that are very far from you, which are not of the cities of these nations nearby.
16 "aOnly in the cities of these peoples that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, you shall not leave alive anything that breathes.
2 Chronicles 28
8 aThe sons of Israel carried away captive of btheir brethren 200,000 women, sons and daughters; and they took also a great deal of spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria.
9 But a prophet of the Lord was there, whose name was Oded; and ahe went out to meet the army which came to Samaria and said to them, "Behold, because the Lord, the God of your fathers, bwas angry with Judah, He has delivered them into your hand, and you have slain them in a rage cwhich has even reached heaven.
10 "Now you are proposing to asubjugate for yourselves the people of Judah and Jerusalem for male and female slaves. Surely, do you not have transgressions of your own against the Lord your God?
11 "Now therefore, listen to me and return the captives awhom you captured from your brothers, bfor the burning anger of the Lord is against you."
12 Then some of the heads of the sons of Ephraim--Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai--arose against those who were coming from the battle,
13 and said to them, "You must not bring the captives in here, for you are proposing to bring upon us guilt against the Lord adding to our sins and our guilt; for our guilt is great so that His burning anger is against Israel."
14 So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the officers and all the assembly.
15 Then athe men who were designated by name arose, took the captives, and they clothed all their naked ones from the spoil; and they gave them clothes and sandals, fed them and bgave them drink, anointed them with oil, led all their feeble ones on donkeys, and brought them to Jericho, cthe city of palm trees, to their brothers; then they returned to Samaria.