2 Chronicles 28:18
New International Version
while the Philistines had raided towns in the foothills and in the Negev of Judah. They captured and occupied Beth Shemesh, Aijalon and Gederoth, as well as Soko, Timnah and Gimzo, with their surrounding villages.

New Living Translation
And the Philistines had raided towns located in the foothills of Judah and in the Negev of Judah. They had already captured and occupied Beth-shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, Soco with its villages, Timnah with its villages, and Gimzo with its villages.

English Standard Version
And the Philistines had made raids on the cities in the Shephelah and the Negeb of Judah, and had taken Beth-shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, Soco with its villages, Timnah with its villages, and Gimzo with its villages. And they settled there.

Berean Study Bible
The Philistines had also raided the cities of the foothills and the Negev of Judah, capturing and occupying Beth-shemesh, Aijalon, and Gederoth, as well as Soco, Timnah, and Gimzo with their villages.

New American Standard Bible
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the lowland and of the Negev of Judah, and had taken Beth-shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, and Soco with its villages, Timnah with its villages, and Gimzo with its villages, and they settled there.

New King James Version
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the lowland and of the South of Judah, and had taken Beth Shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, Sochoh with its villages, Timnah with its villages, and Gimzo with its villages; and they dwelt there.

King James Bible
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the low country, and of the south of Judah, and had taken Bethshemesh, and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the villages thereof, and Timnah with the villages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages thereof: and they dwelt there.

Christian Standard Bible
The Philistines also raided the cities of the Judean foothills and the Negev of Judah. They captured and occupied Beth-shemesh, Aijalon, and Gederoth, as well as Soco, Timnah, and Gimzo with their surrounding villages.

Good News Translation
At this same time the Philistines were raiding the towns in the western foothills and in southern Judah. They captured the cities of Beth Shemesh, Aijalon, and Gederoth, and the cities of Soco, Timnah, and Gimzo with their villages, and settled there permanently.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Philistines also raided the cities of the Judean foothills and the Negev of Judah and captured Beth-shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, Soco and its villages, Timnah and its villages, Gimzo and its villages, and they lived there.

International Standard Version
The Philistines also invaded some of the cities in the Shephelah and in the Negev of Judah. They captured Beth-shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, Soco, and their surrounding villages, Timnah and its villages, and Gimzo and its villages. Then the Philistines settled there,

NET Bible
The Philistines had raided the cities of Judah in the lowlands and the Negev. They captured and settled in Beth Shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, Soco and its surrounding villages, Timnah and its surrounding villages, and Gimzo and its surrounding villages.

New Heart English Bible
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the lowland, and of the Negev of Judah, and had taken Beth Shemesh, and Aijalon, and Gederoth, and Soco with its towns, and Timnah with its towns, Gimzo also and its towns: and they lived there.

A Faithful Version
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the low country and of the south of Judah, and had taken Beth Shemesh and Aijalon, and Gederoth, and Sochoh with its villages, and Timnah with its villages, and Gimzo and its villages. And they settled there,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Philistines had raided the foothills and the Negev in Judah. They captured and began living in Beth Shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, Soco and its villages, Timnah and its villages, and Gimzo and its villages.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the Lowland, and of the South of Judah, and had taken Beth-shemesh, and Aijalon, and Gederoth, and Soco with the towns thereof, and Timnah with the towns thereof, Gimzo also and the towns thereof; and they dwelt there.

New American Standard 1977
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the lowland and of the Negev of Judah, and had taken Beth-shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, and Soco with its villages, Timnah with its villages, and Gimzo with its villages, and they settled there.

King James 2000 Bible
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the low country, and of the south of Judah, and had taken Beth-shemesh, and Aijalon, and Gederoth, and Soco with its villages, and Timnah with its villages, Gimzo also and its villages: and they dwelt there.

American King James Version
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the low country, and of the south of Judah, and had taken Bethshemesh, and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the villages thereof, and Timnah with the villages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages thereof: and they dwelled there.

American Standard Version
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the lowland, and of the South of Judah, and had taken Beth-shemesh, and Aijalon, and Gederoth, and Soco with the towns thereof, and Timnah with the towns thereof, Gimzo also and the towns thereof: and they dwelt there.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Also the Philistines had made an attack on the cities of the plain country, and the cities of the south of Juda, and taken Baethsamys, and the things in the house of the Lord, and the things in the house of the king, and of the princes: and they gave to the king Aelon, and Galero, and Socho and her villages, and Thamna and her villages, and Gamzo and her villages: and they dwelt there.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Philistines also spread themselves among the cities of the plains, and to the south of Juda: and they took Bethsames, and Aialon, and Gaderoth, and Socho, and Thamnan, and Gamzo, with their villages, and they dwelt in them.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Philistines invaded the cities of the lowland, and of the south of Judah, and took Beth-shemesh, and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Socho and its dependent villages, and Timnah and its dependent villages, and Guimzo and its dependent villages; and they dwelt there.

English Revised Version
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the lowland, and of the South of Judah, and had taken Beth-shemesh, and Aijalon, and Gederoth, and Soco with the towns thereof, and Timnah with the towns thereof, Gimzo also and the towns thereof: and they dwelt there.

Webster's Bible Translation
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the low country, and of the south of Judah, and had taken Beth-shemesh, and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with its villages, and Timnah with its villages, Gimzo also and its villages: and they dwelt there.

World English Bible
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the lowland, and of the South of Judah, and had taken Beth Shemesh, and Aijalon, and Gederoth, and Soco with its towns, and Timnah with its towns, Gimzo also and its towns: and they lived there.

Young's Literal Translation
And the Philistines have rushed against the cities of the low country, and of the south of Judah, and capture Beth-Shemesh, and Aijalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho and its villages, and Timnah and its villages, and Gimzo and its villages, and dwell there,
Study Bible
The Idolatry of Ahaz
17The Edomites had again come and attacked Judah and carried away captives. 18The Philistines had also raided the cities of the foothills and the Negev of Judah, capturing and occupying Beth-shemesh, Aijalon, and Gederoth, as well as Soco, Timnah, and Gimzo with their villages.19For the LORD humbled Judah because Ahaz king of Israel had thrown off restraint in Judah and had been most unfaithful to the LORD.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 17:1
Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war at Socoh in Judah and camped between Socoh and Azekah in Ephes-dammim.

2 Kings 18:8
He defeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its borders, from watchtower to fortified city.

Isaiah 9:12
Aram from the east and Philistia from the west have devoured Israel with open mouths. Despite all this, His anger is not turned away; His hand is still upraised.

Ezekiel 16:57
before your wickedness was uncovered? Even so, you are now scorned by the daughters of Edom and all those around her, and by the daughters of the Philistines--all those around you who despise you.

Treasury of Scripture

The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the low country, and of the south of Judah, and had taken Bethshemesh, and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the villages thereof, and Timnah with the villages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages thereof: and they dwelled there.

Philistines

Ezekiel 16:27,57
Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, which are ashamed of thy lewd way…

Beth-shemesh

Joshua 15:10
And the border compassed from Baalah westward unto mount Seir, and passed along unto the side of mount Jearim, which is Chesalon, on the north side, and went down to Bethshemesh, and passed on to Timnah:

1 Samuel 6:9
And see, if it goeth up by the way of his own coast to Bethshemesh, then he hath done us this great evil: but if not, then we shall know that it is not his hand that smote us; it was a chance that happened to us.

Ajalon

2 Chronicles 11:10
And Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in Benjamin fenced cities.

Aijalon

Joshua 15:41
And Gederoth, Bethdagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages:

Socoh

Judges 14:1
And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.

Timnath









Lexicon
The Philistines
וּפְלִשְׁתִּ֣ים (ū·p̄ə·liš·tîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia

had also raided
פָּשְׁט֗וּ (pā·šə·ṭū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6584: To strip off, make a dash, raid

the cities
בְּעָרֵ֨י (bə·‘ā·rê)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

of the foothills
הַשְּׁפֵלָ֣ה (haš·šə·p̄ê·lāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8219: Lowland

and the Negev
וְהַנֶּגֶב֮ (wə·han·ne·ḡeḇ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5045: South country, the Negeb, south

of Judah,
לִֽיהוּדָה֒ (lî·hū·ḏāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

capturing
וַֽ֠יִּלְכְּדוּ (way·yil·kə·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3920: To catch, to capture, occupy, to choose, to cohere

and occupying
וַיֵּשְׁב֖וּ (way·yê·šə·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

Beth-shemesh,
שֶׁ֨מֶשׁ (še·meš)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1053: Beth-shemesh -- 'sun temple', three places in Palestine, also a place in Egypt

Aijalon,
אַיָּל֜וֹן (’ay·yā·lō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 357: Aijalon -- 'deer', the name of several cities in Palestine

Gederoth,
הַגְּדֵר֗וֹת (hag·gə·ḏê·rō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1450: Gederoth -- 'walls', a place in Judah

as well as
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

Soco,
שׂוֹכ֤וֹ (śō·w·ḵōw)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7755: Socoh -- two places in Judah

Timnah,
תִּמְנָ֣ה (tim·nāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8553: Timnah -- 'territory', two cities in Judah

and
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

Gimzo
גִּמְז֖וֹ (gim·zōw)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1579: Gimzo -- a city in Judah

with their villages.
בְּנֹתֶ֑יהָ (bə·nō·ṯe·hā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter
(18) Invaded--i.e., "fell upon" (2Chronicles 25:13).

The low country.--The sheph???lah, or lowland of Judah, between the hill-country and the Mediterranean.

The south.--The Negeb, or southland of Judah, nearly co-extensive with the territory assigned to Simeon (2Samuel 24:7).

Beth-shemesh.--See 1Chronicles 6:59.

Ajalon.--1Chronicles 6:69.

Gederoth.--In the lowland (Joshua 15:41).

Shocho.--Rather, Socho (2Chronicles 11:7).

Timnah.--Now Tibna (Joshua 15:10).

Gimzo.--Now Jimsu, between Lydda and Beth-horon (Robinson, iii. 271).

And the villages thereof.--And her daughters. (See Note on 1Chronicles 7:28, "and the towns thereof.")

And they dwelt there.--Permanently occupied the country. (Comp. 1Chronicles 5:22. See also Isaiah 14:29-30.)

Verse 18. - The Philistines. These also had been subjugated again and again, and of late by Uzziah (2 Chronicles 26:6, 7), work that was now undone. The exultant relief to the Philistines, short-lived though it was, is referred to elsewhere, as in the Book of Isaiah (Isaiah 14:29, 81), the Psalms (Palm 60:8). Beth-shemesh. On the border of Judah (2 Chronicles 25:23, and our note there; 1 Chronicles 6:44). Ajalon, This was also on the border (1 Chronicles 6:54; 2 Chronicles 11:10). Gederoth. This was in the Shefelah (Joshua 15:41). Shocho; or, Socho, one of Rehoboam's cities, near the Philistines, and therefore selected for fortification (2 Chronicles 11:7). Timnah. This bordered on Dan (Joshua 15:10). Gimzo. Not elsewhere mentioned, but well known in the modern village Jimzu, its site on what would have been the border of Dan. They dwelt there. This expression is, of course, designed to indicate that the Philistines obtained successfully some foothold.
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