Judges 15:9
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New International Version
The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.

New Living Translation
The Philistines retaliated by setting up camp in Judah and spreading out near the town of Lehi.

English Standard Version
Then the Philistines came up and encamped in Judah and made a raid on Lehi.

New American Standard Bible
Then the Philistines went up and camped in Judah, and spread out in Lehi.

King James Bible
Then the Philistines went up, and pitched in Judah, and spread themselves in Lehi.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Philistines went up, camped in Judah, and raided Lehi.

International Standard Version
In response, the Philistines went up, encamped in the territory of Judah, and raided Lehi.

NET Bible
The Philistines went up and invaded Judah. They arrayed themselves for battle in Lehi.

New Heart English Bible
Then the Philistines went up, and camped in Judah, and spread out in Lehi.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Philistines came, camped in Judah, and overran Lehi.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the Philistines went up, and pitched in Judah, and spread themselves against Lehi.

New American Standard 1977
Then the Philistines went up and camped in Judah, and spread out in Lehi.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the Philistines went up and pitched camp in Judah and spread themselves in Lehi.

King James 2000 Bible
Then the Philistines went up, and encamped in Judah, and spread themselves in Lehi.

American King James Version
Then the Philistines went up, and pitched in Judah, and spread themselves in Lehi.

American Standard Version
Then the Philistines went up, and encamped in Judah, and spread themselves in Lehi.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the Philistines going up into the land of Juda, camped in the place which afterwards was called Lechi, that is, the Jawbone, where their army was spread.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Philistines went up, and encamped in Judah, and spread themselves in Lehi.

English Revised Version
Then the Philistines went up, and pitched in Judah, and spread themselves in Lehi.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the Philistines went up, and encamped in Judah, and spread themselves in Lehi.

World English Bible
Then the Philistines went up, and encamped in Judah, and spread themselves in Lehi.

Young's Literal Translation
And the Philistines go up, and encamp in Judah, and are spread out in Lehi,
Study Bible
Samson Defeats the Philistines
8He struck them ruthlessly with a great slaughter; and he went down and lived in the cleft of the rock of Etam. 9Then the Philistines went up and camped in Judah, and spread out in Lehi. 10The men of Judah said, "Why have you come up against us?" And they said, "We have come up to bind Samson in order to do to him as he did to us."…
Cross References
Judges 15:8
He struck them ruthlessly with a great slaughter; and he went down and lived in the cleft of the rock of Etam.

Judges 15:10
The men of Judah said, "Why have you come up against us?" And they said, "We have come up to bind Samson in order to do to him as he did to us."
Treasury of Scripture

Then the Philistines went up, and pitched in Judah, and spread themselves in Lehi.

Lehi

Judges 15:17,19 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking, that he …

(9) Then the Philistines went up.--They "went up" in hostile array against the hill-country of Judea to take vengeance for the dreadful injury which Samson had inflicted on them.

Spread themselves in Lehi.--The use of the name before the incident from which a place is said to have received the name is found also in the case of Hormah (Numbers 14:45; Numbers 21:3). It was called in full Ramath-Lehi. (See on Judges 15:17.) The character of the narrative suggests the question whether the name may not have existed previously, and the play on words may not have been adapted by Samson to the incident. For the name of the place is Lechi (?????? ), and "a jawbone" is Lehi (???). Shen, "tooth," is the name of an isolated sharp rock (1Samuel 14:4), and therefore "jaw" would not be an unnatural name for a range of such rocks. Josephus, however, says that before Samson's exploit the place "had no name." It may be again alluded to in 2Samuel 23:11, where the words rendered "into a troop" may mean "to Lehi," as it is understood by Josephus (Antt. vii. 12, 4) and some MSS. of the LXX.

Verse 9. - Went up, i.e. from their own country in the Shephelah to the hill country of Judah. As Samson had avenged his wrongs on the whole Philistine people, so they now came up to Judah to take vengeance for Samson's injuries. In Lehi, or, rather, hal-Lehi, the Lehi, the place afterwards so called, as related in vers. 17 and 20 (see Judges 7:25, note). Lehi has been identified by some with Tell-el-Lekhiyeh, four miles above Beer-sheba; and by others with Beit-Likiyeh, in the Wady Suleiman, two miles below the upper Beth-heron, and so within easy distance of Timnath and other places mentioned in the history of Samson. But no certainty can at present be arrived at. Then the Philistines went up,.... From Palestine, which lay low on the shore of the Mediterranean sea:

and pitched in Judah; in the laud of Judea, which lay higher, particularly in the tribe of Judah, whither they came with an army, and encamped there:

and spread themselves in Lehi; their forces were so many, that they extended a considerable way, and particularly reached to Lehi, that is, which was afterwards so called; for it has its name by anticipation from the jaw bone, which it signifies, with which Samson slew many in this place, as after related. Jud 15:9-13. He Is Bound by the Men of Judah, and Delivered to the Philistines.

9-17. Then the Philistines went up—to the high land of Judah.

and spread themselves in Lehi—now El-Lekieh, abounding with limestone cliffs; the sides of which are perforated with caves. The object of the Philistines in this expedition was to apprehend Samson, in revenge for the great slaughter he had committed on their people. With a view of freeing his own countrymen from all danger from the infuriated Philistines, he allowed himself to be bound and surrendered a fettered prisoner into their power. Exulting with joy at the near prospect of riddance from so formidable an enemy, they went to meet him. But he exerted his superhuman strength, and finding a new (or moist) jawbone of an ass, he laid hold of it, and with no other weapon, slew a thousand men at a place which he called Ramath-lehi—that is, "the hill of the jawbone."15:9-17 Sin dispirits men, it hides from their eyes the things that belong to their peace. The Israelites blamed Samson for what he had done against the Philistines, as if he had done them a great injury. Thus our Lord Jesus did many good works, and for those the Jews were ready to stone him. When the Spirit of the Lord came upon Samson, his cords were loosed: where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty, and those are free indeed who are thus set free. Thus Christ triumphed over the powers of darkness that shouted against him, as if they had him in their power. Samson made great destruction among the Philistines. To take the bone of an ass for this, was to do wonders by the foolish things of the world, that the excellency of the power might be of God, not of man. This victory was not in the weapon, was not in the arm; but it was in the Spirit of God, which moved the weapon by the arm. We can do all things through Him that strengtheneth us. Seest thou a poor Christian, who is enabled to overcome a temptation by weak, feeble counsel, there is the Philistine vanquished by a sorry jaw-bone.
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