Judges 20:21
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New International Version
The Benjamites came out of Gibeah and cut down twenty-two thousand Israelites on the battlefield that day.

New Living Translation
But Benjamin's warriors, who were defending the town, came out and killed 22,000 Israelites on the battlefield that day.

English Standard Version
The people of Benjamin came out of Gibeah and destroyed on that day 22,000 men of the Israelites.

New American Standard Bible
Then the sons of Benjamin came out of Gibeah and felled to the ground on that day 22,000 men of Israel.

King James Bible
And the children of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah, and destroyed down to the ground of the Israelites that day twenty and two thousand men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Benjaminites came out of Gibeah and slaughtered 22,000 men of Israel on the field that day.

International Standard Version
The descendants of Benjamin came out of Gibeah, and 22,000 soldiers of Israel fell in battle that day.

NET Bible
The Benjaminites attacked from Gibeah and struck down twenty-two thousand Israelites that day.

New Heart English Bible
The children of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah, and destroyed down to the ground of the Israelites on that day twenty-two thousand men.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That day the men of Benjamin came out from Gibeah. They slaughtered 22,000 of Israel's men.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the children of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah, and destroyed down to the ground of the Israelites on that day twenty and two thousand men.

New American Standard 1977
Then the sons of Benjamin came out of Gibeah and felled to the ground on that day 22,000 men of Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the sons of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah and destroyed down to the ground twenty-two thousand men of the Israelites that day.

King James 2000 Bible
And the children of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah, and cut down to the ground of the Israelites that day twenty and two thousand men.

American King James Version
And the children of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah, and destroyed down to the ground of the Israelites that day twenty and two thousand men.

American Standard Version
And the children of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah, and destroyed down to the ground of the Israelites on that day twenty and two thousand men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the children of Benjamin coming out of Gabaa, slew of the children of Israel that day two and twenty thousand men.

Darby Bible Translation
And the children of Benjamin went forth out of Gibeah, and destroyed to the ground of the Israelites that day twenty-two thousand men.

English Revised Version
And the children of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah, and destroyed down to the ground of the Israelites on that day twenty and two thousand men.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the children of Benjamin came forth from Gibeah, and destroyed down to the ground of the Israelites that day twenty and two thousand men.

World English Bible
The children of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah, and destroyed down to the ground of the Israelites on that day Twenty-two thousand men.

Young's Literal Translation
and the sons of Benjamin come out from Gibeah, and destroy in Israel on that day two and twenty thousand men -- to the earth.
Study Bible
Civil War against Benjamin
20The men of Israel went out to battle against Benjamin, and the men of Israel arrayed for battle against them at Gibeah. 21Then the sons of Benjamin came out of Gibeah and felled to the ground on that day 22000 men of Israel. 22But the people, the men of Israel, encouraged themselves and arrayed for battle again in the place where they had arrayed themselves the first day.…
Cross References
Judges 20:20
The men of Israel went out to battle against Benjamin, and the men of Israel arrayed for battle against them at Gibeah.

Judges 20:22
But the people, the men of Israel, encouraged themselves and arrayed for battle again in the place where they had arrayed themselves the first day.

Judges 20:25
Benjamin went out against them from Gibeah the second day and felled to the ground again 18,000 men of the sons of Israel; all these drew the sword.

Psalm 78:62
He also delivered His people to the sword, And was filled with wrath at His inheritance.
Treasury of Scripture

And the children of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah, and destroyed down to the ground of the Israelites that day twenty and two thousand men.

the children

Genesis 49:27 Benjamin shall shred as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the …

Hosea 10:9 O Israel, you have sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood…

destroyed

Deuteronomy 23:9 When the host goes forth against your enemies, then keep you from …

2 Chronicles 28:10 And now you purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem …

Psalm 33:16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man …

Psalm 73:18,19 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into …

Psalm 77:19 Your way is in the sea, and your path in the great waters, and your …

Ecclesiastes 9:1-3 For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that …

Jeremiah 12:1 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk …

(21) Came forth out of Gibeah.--The whole armed force of the tribe had therefore assembled to save the wicked town from assault. Like many of the towns of Palestine (as their names indicate), it was on a hill, and therefore easily defensible against the very imperfect siege operations of the ancients.

Destroyed down to the ground--i.e., laid them dead on the ground, as in Judges 6:25.

Twenty and two thousand men.--This immense slaughter shows the extraordinary fierceness of the battle. The Benjamite force must have nearly killed a man apiece.

Verse 21. - Came forth out of Gibeah, etc. Gibeah (sometimes called Geba, literally, the hill) was doubtless very difficult to assault, and the steep approach greatly favoured the defenders. The men of Judah probably came up carelessly, and with an overweening confidence, and so met with a terrible disaster. The word destroyed here used is the same as is applied to the destroying angel (Exodus 12:23; 2 Samuel 24:16; see also 2 Chronicles 24:23). And the children of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah,.... Which was their place of rendezvous, and which they came to defend; and in and about which they had stationed their whole army of 26,000 men:

and destroyed down to the ground: killed dead upon the spot:

of the Israelites that day twenty and two thousand men; wanting but 4000 of their whole number, excepting the men of Gibeah, which was such a rebuff the Israelites did not expect, being engaged in so just a cause, and having such a numerous army. Several Jewish, writers (q) think this was on account of their idolatry, that though they were very zealous to revenge corporeal adultery in the case of the Levite's concubine, and to remove such iniquity from Israel; yet were not zealous to revenge and put away spiritual adultery or idolatry in the case of the Danites, who had set up the image of Micah, and so had spread idolatry not only in their own tribe, but throughout Israel; and therefore God took this opportunity to avenge his own quarrel, and rebuke them for their sin; and now did Benjamin raven as a wolf, according to Jacob's prophecy, Genesis 49:27.

(q) T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 103. 2. Pirke Eliezer, c. 28. Jarchi & Kimchi in loc. 17:7-13 Micah thought it was a sign of God's favour to him and his images, that a Levite should come to his door. Thus those who please themselves with their own delusions, if Providence unexpectedly bring any thing to their hands that further them in their evil way, are apt from thence to think that God is pleased with them.
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