Judges 20:29
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.

Berean Study Bible
So Israel set up an ambush around Gibeah.

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

New King James Version
Then Israel set men in ambush all around Gibeah.

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

NASB 1995
So Israel set men in ambush around Gibeah.

NASB 1977
So Israel set men in ambush around Gibeah.

Amplified Bible
So Israel set men in ambush around Gibeah.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the sons of Israel set an ambush against Gebah and they surrounded it

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the children of Israel set an ambush against Gabaa round about it.

Contemporary English Version
The Israelites surrounded Gibeah, but stayed where they could not be seen.

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

Good News Translation
So the Israelites put some soldiers in hiding around Gibeah.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And Israel sets ones lying in wait against Gibeah, all around,

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

NET Bible
So Israel hid men in ambush outside Gibeah.

New Revised Standard Version
So Israel stationed men in ambush around Gibeah.

New Heart English Bible
Israel set ambushes all 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Civil War Against Benjamin
28and Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, served before it.) The Israelites asked, “Should we again go out to battle against our brothers the Benjamites, or should we stop?” The LORD answered, “Fight, for tomorrow I will deliver them into your hand.” 29So Israel set up an ambush around Gibeah. 30On the third day the Israelites went up against the Benjamites and arrayed themselves against Gibeah as they had done before.…

Cross References
Joshua 8:4
with these orders: "Pay attention. You are to lie in ambush behind the city, not too far from it. All of you must be ready.

Judges 20:30
On the third day the Israelites went up against the Benjamites and arrayed themselves against Gibeah as they had done before.


Treasury of Scripture

And Israel set liers in wait round about Gibeah.

liers

Judges 20:34
And there came against Gibeah ten thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and the battle was sore: but they knew not that evil was near them.

Joshua 8:4
And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in wait against the city, even behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be ye all ready:

2 Samuel 5:23
And when David inquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.











(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

set up
וַיָּ֤שֶׂם (way·yā·śem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

an ambush
אֹֽרְבִ֔ים (’ō·rə·ḇîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 693: To lie in wait

around
סָבִֽיב׃ (sā·ḇîḇ)
Adverb
Strong's 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

Gibeah.
הַגִּבְעָ֖ה (hag·giḇ·‘āh)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1390: Gibeah -- 'hill', three cities in Palestine


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