“And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them?
shall I smite them?
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.”
2 Kings 6:21-22 KJV