1 Kings 20:32
20:32 So they put sackcloth around their waists and ropes on their heads and went to the king of Israel. They said, “Your servant45 Ben Hadad says, ‘Please let me live!’ ” Ahab46 replied, “Is he still alive? He is my brother.”47
sn Your servant. By referring to Ben Hadad as Ahab’s servant, they are suggesting that Ahab make him a subject in a vassal treaty arrangement.
tn Heb “he”; the referent (Ahab) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
sn He is my brother. Ahab’s response indicates that he wants to make a parity treaty and treat Ben Hadad as an equal partner.