Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them: wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow? set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master.

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Bible References

Wouldest

Deuteronomy 20:11
If it agrees to make peace with you and opens to you, then all the people who are found in it shall become your forced labor and shall serve you.
2 Chronicles 28:8
The sons of Israel carried away captive of their brethren 200,000 women, sons and daughters; and they took also a great deal of spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria.

Thy sword

Genesis 48:22
I give you one portion more than your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Amorite with my sword and my bow.”
Joshua 24:12
Then I sent the hornet before you and it drove out the two kings of the Amorites from before you, but not by your sword or your bow.
Psalm 44:6
For I will not trust in my bow,
Nor will my sword save me.
Hosea 1:7
But I will have compassion on the house of Judah and deliver them by the Lord their God, and will not deliver them by bow, sword, battle, horses or horsemen.”
Hosea 2:18
“In that day I will also make a covenant for them
With the beasts of the field,
The birds of the sky
And the creeping things of the ground.
And I will abolish the bow, the sword and war from the land,
And will make them lie down in safety.

Set bread

Proverbs 25:21
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
Matthew 5:44
But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
Romans 12:20
But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”

General references

Matthew 5:44
But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,