Judges 20:29
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New International Version
Then Israel set an ambush around Gibeah.

New Living Translation
So the Israelites set an ambush all around Gibeah.

English Standard Version
So Israel set men in ambush around Gibeah.

New American Standard Bible
So Israel set men in ambush around Gibeah.

King James Bible
And Israel set liers in wait round about Gibeah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Israel set up an ambush around Gibeah.

International Standard Version
So Israel set soldiers in ambush around Gibeah.

NET Bible
So Israel hid men in ambush outside Gibeah.

New Heart English Bible
Israel set ambushes all around Gibeah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Israel placed troops in ambush around Gibeah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Israel set liers-in-wait against Gibeah round about.

New American Standard 1977
So Israel set men in ambush around Gibeah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Israel set ambushes round about Gibeah.

King James 2000 Bible
And Israel set men in ambush round about Gibeah.

American King James Version
And Israel set liers in wait round about Gibeah.

American Standard Version
And Israel set liers-in-wait against Gibeah round about.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the children of Israel set ambushes round about the city of Gabaa:

Darby Bible Translation
And Israel set liers in wait against Gibeah, round about.

English Revised Version
And Israel set liers in wait against Gibeah round about.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Israel set liers in wait around Gibeah.

World English Bible
Israel set ambushes all around Gibeah.

Young's Literal Translation
And Israel setteth liers in wait against Gibeah, round about,
Study Bible
Defeat of the Benjamites
28and Phinehas the son of Eleazar, Aaron's son, stood before it to minister in those days), saying, "Shall I yet again go out to battle against the sons of my brother Benjamin, or shall I cease?" And the LORD said, "Go up, for tomorrow I will deliver them into your hand." 29So Israel set men in ambush around Gibeah. 30The sons of Israel went up against the sons of Benjamin on the third day and arrayed themselves against Gibeah as at other times.…
Cross References
Joshua 8:4
He commanded them, saying, "See, you are going to ambush the city from behind it. Do not go very far from the city, but all of you be ready.

Judges 20:30
The sons of Israel went up against the sons of Benjamin on the third day and arrayed themselves against Gibeah as at other times.
Treasury of Scripture

And Israel set liers in wait round about Gibeah.

Israel Though God had promised them success, they knew they could expect it only by the use of proper means. Hence they used all prudent precaution, and employed, all their military skill.

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Judges 20:34 And there came against Gibeah ten thousand chosen men out of all …

Joshua 8:4 And he commanded them, saying, Behold, you shall lie in wait against …

2 Samuel 5:23 And when David inquired of the LORD, he said, You shall not go up; …

(29) Set liers in wait.--This exceedingly simple and primitive stratagem had also been successful against Ai (Joshua 8:4) and against Shechem (Judges 9:43). Here, as in Judges 20:22-23, the narrative follows a loose-order, the general fact being sometimes stated by anticipation, and the details subsequently filled in.

Verse 29. - Set liers in wait. Made wiser by misfortune, they now act cautiously. And Israel set liers in wait round about Gibeah. For though they were assured of success and victory, yet they thought proper to make use of means: and though their numbers were very great, they had recourse to art and stratagem, and set an ambush in divers places, much in like manner as Israel did for the men of Ai; the two cases being pretty much similar; this ambush was set in the night, as Josephus says (s),

(s) Ut supra, (Antiqu. l. 5. c. 2.) sect. 11. Jud 20:29-48. They Destroy All the Benjamites, Except Six Hundred.

29-48. And Israel set liers-in-wait round about Gibeah—A plan was formed of taking that city by stratagem, similar to that employed in the capture of Ai [Jos 8:9].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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