6 I meant that tomorrow at this time I will send my servants to you and they will search your house and the houses of your courtiers and seize everything you prize and take it away.”
KEE im ka-AYT ma-KHAR esh-LAKH et a-va-DAI ay-LE-kha v’-khi-p’-SU et BAY-t’-KHA v’-AYT ba-TAY a-va-DE-kha v’-ha-YAH kol makh-MAD ay-NE-kha ya-SEE-mu v’-ya-DAM v’-la-KA-khu
ו כִּי אִם־כָּעֵת מָחָר אֶשְׁלַח אֶת־עֲבָדַי אֵלֶיךָ וְחִפְּשׂוּ אֶת־בֵּיתְךָ וְאֵת בָּתֵּי עֲבָדֶיךָ וְהָיָה כָּל־מַחְמַד עֵינֶיךָ יָשִׂימוּ בְיָדָם וְלָקָחוּ׃
20:6 And seize everything you prize and take it away
According to Rashi, Ben-Hadad is demanding that the People of Israel turn over their Torah scrolls to him. Rashi notes that Achav understands that the Torah is not his private possession, but rather a national treasure. Thus, he asks the elders of the kingdom what to do. Though the elders have sinned through idolatry, they still have honor for the Torah and refuse to permit turning over the precious scrolls to the enemy. Even one who is almost totally disconnected spiritually still maintains a small connection to Hashem, and that connection often emerges in times of crisis.