Judges 20:34
New International Version
Then ten thousand of Israel's able young men made a frontal attack on Gibeah. The fighting was so heavy that the Benjamites did not realize how near disaster was.

New Living Translation
There were 10,000 elite Israelite troops who advanced against Gibeah. The fighting was so heavy that Benjamin didn't realize the impending disaster.

English Standard Version
And there came against Gibeah 10,000 chosen men out of all Israel, and the battle was hard, but the Benjaminites did not know that disaster was close upon them.

Berean Study Bible
Then 10,000 select men from all Israel made a frontal assault against Gibeah, and the battle was fierce. But the Benjamites did not realize that disaster was upon them.

New American Standard Bible
When ten thousand choice men from all Israel came against Gibeah, the battle became fierce; but Benjamin did not know that disaster was close to them.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
Then ten thousand fit young men from all Israel made a frontal assault against Gibeah, and the battle was fierce, but the Benjaminites did not know that disaster was about to strike them.

Good News Translation
Ten thousand men, specially chosen out of all Israel, attacked Gibeah, and the fighting was hard. The Benjaminites had not realized that they were about to be destroyed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then 10,000 choice men from all Israel made a frontal assault against Gibeah, and the battle was fierce, but the Benjaminites did not know that disaster was about to strike them.

International Standard Version
As 10,000 of Israel's best soldiers came to fight Gibeah, the battle became fierce, but the army of Benjamin didn't know that disaster was close at hand.

NET Bible
Ten thousand men, well-trained soldiers from all Israel, then made a frontal assault against Gibeah--the battle was fierce. But the Benjaminites did not realize that disaster was at their doorstep.

New Heart English Bible
There came over against Gibeah ten thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and the battle was severe; but they didn't know that disaster was close upon them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then 10,000 of Israel's best men attacked Gibeah. The battle was fierce. But Benjamin's men didn't realize their own evil was about to overtake them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And there came over against Gibeah ten thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and the battle was sore; but they knew not that evil was close upon them.

New American Standard 1977
When ten thousand choice men from all Israel came against Gibeah, the battle became fierce; but Benjamin did not know that disaster was close to them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And ten thousand chosen men out of all Israel came against Gibeah, and the battle was sore; but they did not know that evil was near them.

King James 2000 Bible
And there came against Gibeah ten thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and the battle was fierce: but Benjamin knew not that evil was near them.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And there came over against Gibeah ten thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and the battle was sore; but they knew not that evil was close upon them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And there came over against Gabaa ten thousand chosen men out of all Israel; and the fight was severe; and they knew not that evil was coming upon them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to march from the west side of the city. And other ten thousand men chosen out of all Israel attacked the inhabitants of the city. And the battle grew hot against the children of Benjamin: and they understood not that present death threatened them on every side.

Darby Bible Translation
And there came from opposite Gibeah ten thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and the battle was severe; but they knew not that disaster was coming upon them.

English Revised Version
And there came over against Gibeah ten thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and the battle was sore: but they knew not that evil was close upon them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there came against Gibeah ten thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and the battle was severe: but they knew not that evil was near them.

World English Bible
There came over against Gibeah ten thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and the battle was severe; but they didn't know that evil was close on them.

Young's Literal Translation
And they come in over against Gibeah -- ten thousand chosen men out of all Israel -- and the battle is grievous, and they have not known that the evil is striking against them.
Study Bible
Civil War Against Benjamin
33So all the men of Israel got up from their places and arrayed themselves at Baal-tamar, and the Israelites in ambush charged from their positions west of Gibeah. 34Then 10,000 select men from all Israel made a frontal assault against Gibeah, and the battle was fierce. But the Benjamites did not realize that disaster was upon them. 35The LORD defeated Benjamin in the presence of Israel, and on that day the Israelites slaughtered 25,100 Benjamites, all armed with swords.…
Cross References
Joshua 8:14
When the king of Ai saw the Israelites, he hurried out early in the morning with the men of the city to engage them in battle at an appointed place overlooking the Arabah. But he did not know that an ambush had been set against him behind the city.

Judges 20:35
The LORD defeated Benjamin in the presence of Israel, and on that day the Israelites slaughtered 25,100 Benjamites, all armed with swords.

Job 21:13
They spend their days in prosperity and go down to Sheol in peace.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

ten thousand

Judges 20:29
And Israel set liers in wait round about Gibeah.

knew not

Joshua 8:14
And it came to pass, when the king of Ai saw it, that they hasted and rose up early, and the men of the city went out against Israel to battle, he and all his people, at a time appointed, before the plain; but he wist not that there were liers in ambush against him behind the city.

Job 21:13
They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.

Proverbs 4:19
The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.







Lexicon
Then 10,000
עֲשֶׂרֶת֩ (‘ă·śe·reṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6235: Ten

select
בָּחוּר֙ (bā·ḥūr)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 970: Selected, a youth

men
אִ֤ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

from all
מִכָּל־ (mik·kāl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

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

made a frontal
מִנֶּ֨גֶד (min·ne·ḡeḏ)
Preposition-m
Strong's Hebrew 5048: A front, part opposite, a counterpart, mate, over against, before

assault
וַיָּבֹאוּ֩ (way·yā·ḇō·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

against Gibeah,
לַגִּבְעָ֜ה (lag·giḇ·‘āh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1390: Gibeah -- 'hill', three cities in Palestine

and the battle
וְהַמִּלְחָמָ֖ה (wə·ham·mil·ḥā·māh)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4421: A battle, war

was fierce.
כָּבֵ֑דָה (kā·ḇê·ḏāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3513: To be heavy, weighty, or burdensome

But the Benjamites
וְהֵם֙ (wə·hêm)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

did not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

realize
יָדְע֔וּ (yā·ḏə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

that
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

disaster [was]
הָרָעָֽה׃ (hā·rā·‘āh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

upon
נֹגַ֥עַת (nō·ḡa·‘aṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5060: To touch, lay the hand upon, to reach, violently, to strike

them.
עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
(34) Ten thousand chosen men.--Though the verse is obscurely expressed, the meaning probably is that this was the number of the ambuscade of picked warriors. If it means that this was the Israelite force left after the slaughter of 40,000, we are not told the number of the ambush.

The battle was sore.--It would be a battle in which the Benjamites were now attacked both in front and rear.

But.--Rather, and.

They knew not that evil was near them--i.e., as we should say, "that the hour of their ruin had come," or, as the Vulg. has it, quod ex omni parte illis instaret interitus, "that destruction was threatening them on every side." (Comp. Isaiah 47:10.)

Verse 34. - Against Gibeah, i.e. against the army of Gibeah. The sense seems to be that the 10,000 Israelites who had been fleeing before Benjamin, and drawing them away from the city, now faced them, and commenced a resolute attack upon them, which at first the Benjamites, not knowing of the ambushment in their rear met with equal resolution, so that "the battle was sore." But the result, the details of which are given at length in vers. 36-46, was that 25,100 Benjamites fell that day (see ver. 46). 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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