Judges 21:20
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New International Version
So they instructed the Benjamites, saying, "Go and hide in the vineyards

New Living Translation
They told the men of Benjamin who still needed wives, "Go and hide in the vineyards.

English Standard Version
And they commanded the people of Benjamin, saying, “Go and lie in ambush in the vineyards

New American Standard Bible
And they commanded the sons of Benjamin, saying, "Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,

King James Bible
Therefore they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they commanded the Benjaminites: "Go and hide in the vineyards.

International Standard Version
So they told the descendants of Benjamin, "Go and hide in the vineyards.

NET Bible
So they commanded the Benjaminites, "Go hide in the vineyards,

New Heart English Bible
They commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, "Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So they told the men of Benjamin, "Hide in the vineyards and

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying: 'Go and lie in wait in the vineyards;

New American Standard 1977
And they commanded the sons of Benjamin, saying, “Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, they commanded the sons of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards;

American King James Version
Therefore they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards;

American Standard Version
And they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they commanded the children of Benjamin, and said: Go, and lie hid in the vineyards,

Darby Bible Translation
And they commanded the sons of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards;

English Revised Version
And they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards;

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, Go, and lie in wait in the vineyards;

World English Bible
They commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, "Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,

Young's Literal Translation
And they command the sons of Benjamin, saying, 'Go -- and ye have laid wait in the vineyards,
Study Bible
Provision for Benjamin's Survival
19So they said, "Behold, there is a feast of the LORD from year to year in Shiloh, which is on the north side of Bethel, on the east side of the highway that goes up from Bethel to Shechem, and on the south side of Lebonah." 20And they commanded the sons of Benjamin, saying, "Go and lie in wait in the vineyards, 21and watch; and behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to take part in the dances, then you shall come out of the vineyards and each of you shall catch his wife from the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.…
Cross References
Judges 21:19
So they said, "Behold, there is a feast of the LORD from year to year in Shiloh, which is on the north side of Bethel, on the east side of the highway that goes up from Bethel to Shechem, and on the south side of Lebonah."

Judges 21:21
and watch; and behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to take part in the dances, then you shall come out of the vineyards and each of you shall catch his wife from the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards;

(20) They commanded.--Rather, they gave notice. This is the keri or marginal reading of the Hebrew; the kethib, or written text, has the verb in the singular, in which case we must take it impersonally, "It was bidden," and suppose that some leading personage--probably Phinehas, the impress of whose character and reminiscences is observable throughout--is the speaker.

Therefore they commanded the children of Benjamin,.... The two hundred men of the tribe that wanted wives; they ordered them as follows, and which they spake with authority, being the elders of the congregation, Judges 21:16.

saying, go and lie in wait in the vineyards; which might belong to Shiloh, or it may be to Lebonah, which perhaps is the same with Bethlaban, famous for its wine with the Misnic writers; who say (g) the second places for wine are Bethrimah and Bethlaban; and I suspect that Bethrimah is the same with Bethrimmon, near which was the rock Rimmon these men were in; now this being the time of year when the vintage was just over, the vines were full of branches and leaves, under which the men might the better hide themselves; and the grapes being gathered, there were no men in the vineyards, and so might lie in wait safely, and under cover.

(g) Misn. Menachot, c. 8. sect. 6. 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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