The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible1 Kings 20:40
And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone…
Employed in one thing or another relative to the battle, his prisoner
committed to his care made his escape:
and the king of Israel said unto him, so shall thy judgment be, thyself
hast decided it;
the sentence was plain and open against him, that
either he must die or pay the money, for he himself had agreed to it.