2 Samuel 2:25
New International Version
Then the men of Benjamin rallied behind Abner. They formed themselves into a group and took their stand on top of a hill.

New Living Translation
Abner’s troops from the tribe of Benjamin regrouped there at the top of the hill to take a stand.

English Standard Version
And the people of Benjamin gathered themselves together behind Abner and became one group and took their stand on the top of a hill.

Berean Study Bible
The Benjamites rallied to Abner, formed a single unit, and took their stand atop a hill.

King James Bible
And the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together after Abner, and became one troop, and stood on the top of an hill.

New King James Version
Now the children of Benjamin gathered together behind Abner and became a unit, and took their stand on top of a hill.

New American Standard Bible
And the sons of Benjamin gathered together behind Abner and became one troop, and they stood on the top of a hill.

NASB 1995
The sons of Benjamin gathered together behind Abner and became one band, and they stood on the top of a certain hill.

NASB 1977
And the sons of Benjamin gathered together behind Abner and became one band, and they stood on the top of a certain hill.

Amplified Bible
And the sons of [the tribe of] Benjamin gathered together behind Abner and became one troop, and took their stand on the top of a hill.

Christian Standard Bible
The Benjaminites rallied to Abner; they formed a unit and took their stand on top of a hill.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Benjaminites rallied to Abner; they formed a single unit and took their stand on top of a hill.

American Standard Version
And the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together after Abner, and became one band, and stood on the top of a hill.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the sons of Benyamin were gathered after Abnir and were one company, and they stood on top of one hill

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the children of Benjamin who followed Abenner gather themselves together, and they formed themselves into one body, and stood on the top of a hill.

Contemporary English Version
Abner brought the men of Benjamin together in one group on top of a hill, and they got ready to fight.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together to Abner: and being joined in one body, they stood on the top of a hill.

English Revised Version
And the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together after Abner, and became one band, and stood on the top of an hill.

Good News Translation
The men from the tribe of Benjamin gathered around Abner again and took their stand on the top of a hill.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The men of Benjamin rallied behind Abner, banding together and taking their position on top of a hill.

International Standard Version
the descendants of Benjamin rallied around Abner, forming a single military force. They took their stand on top of the hill.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together after Abner, and became one band, and stood on the top of a hill.

Literal Standard Version
And the sons of Benjamin gather themselves together after Abner, and become one troop, and stand on the top of a certain height,

NET Bible
The Benjaminites formed their ranks behind Abner and were like a single army, standing at the top of a certain hill.

New Heart English Bible
The sons of Benjamin gathered themselves together after Abner, and formed a single group, and stood on the top of a hill.

World English Bible
The children of Benjamin gathered themselves together after Abner, and became one band, and stood on the top of a hill.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Benjamin gather themselves together after Abner, and become one troop, and stand on the top of a certain height,

Additional Translations ...
Context
War Between the Houses of David and Saul
24But Joab and Abishai pursued Abner. By sunset, they had gone as far as the hill of Ammah opposite Giah on the way to the wilderness of Gibeon. 25The Benjamites rallied to Abner, formed a single unit, and took their stand atop a hill. 26Then Abner called out to Joab: “Must the sword devour forever? Do you not realize that this will only end in bitterness? How long before you tell the troops to stop pursuing their brothers?”…

Cross References
2 Samuel 2:24
But Joab and Abishai pursued Abner. By sunset, they had gone as far as the hill of Ammah opposite Giah on the way to the wilderness of Gibeon.

2 Samuel 2:26
Then Abner called out to Joab: "Must the sword devour forever? Do you not realize that this will only end in bitterness? How long before you tell the troops to stop pursuing their brothers?"


Treasury of Scripture

And the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together after Abner, and became one troop, and stood on the top of an hill.









(25) The children of Benjamin.--The rest of Abner's force appears to have been hopelessly scattered in the flight, but he succeeded in rallying the Benjamites, his own and Saul's kinsmen, in a strong position "on the top of an hill."

Verse 25. - The children of Benjamin... became one troop. Benjamin was probably the only tribe that entered keenly into Ishbosheth's cause; for the maintenance of the kingdom in the family of Saul meant the continuance of that favouritism which had enriched them at the expense of the community (1 Samuel 22:7). They were, too, a very warlike tribe, and Abner was one of themselves, and probably, therefore, the main body of his army, and certainly his most trustworthy men, were Benjamites. Profiting by the delay caused by the halting of David's soldiers round the body of the fallen Asahel, Abner had rallied his men, and posted them on the top of the hill, where they were prepared now to fight on more equal terms.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The Benjamites
בְנֵֽי־ (ḇə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

rallied
וַיִּֽתְקַבְּצ֤וּ (way·yiṯ·qab·bə·ṣū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6908: To gather, collect

to Abner,
אַבְנֵ֔ר (’aḇ·nêr)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 74: Abner -- 'my father is a lamp', an Israelite name

formed
וַיִּהְי֖וּ (way·yih·yū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a single
אֶחָ֑ת (’e·ḥāṯ)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

unit,
לַאֲגֻדָּ֣ה (la·’ă·ḡud·dāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 92: A band, bundle, knot, arch

and took their stand
וַיַּ֣עַמְד֔וּ (way·ya·‘am·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

atop
רֹאשׁ־ (rōš-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7218: The head

a
אֶחָֽת׃ (’e·ḥāṯ)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

hill.
גִּבְעָ֖ה (giḇ·‘āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1389: A hillock


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