Judges 20:37
New International Version
Those who had been in ambush made a sudden dash into Gibeah, spread out and put the whole city to the sword.

New Living Translation
Then those who were hiding rushed in from all sides and killed everyone in the town.

English Standard Version
Then the men in ambush hurried and rushed against Gibeah; the men in ambush moved out and struck all the city with the edge of the sword.

Berean Study Bible
The men in ambush rushed suddenly against Gibeah; they advanced and put the whole city to the sword.

New American Standard Bible
the men in ambush hurried and rushed against Gibeah; the men in ambush also deployed and struck all the city with the edge of the sword.

King James Bible
And the liers in wait hasted, and rushed upon Gibeah; and the liers in wait drew themselves along, and smote all the city with the edge of the sword.

Christian Standard Bible
The men in ambush had rushed quickly against Gibeah; they advanced and put the whole city to the sword.

Good News Translation
These men ran quickly toward Gibeah; they spread out in the city and killed everyone there.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The men in ambush had rushed quickly against Gibeah; they advanced and put the whole city to the sword.

International Standard Version
The soldiers in ambush rushed out to attack Gibeah, deploying in force and executing the entire city with swords.

NET Bible
The men hiding in ambush made a mad dash to Gibeah. They attacked and put the sword to the entire city.

New Heart English Bible
The ambushers hurried, and rushed on Gibeah; and the ambushers drew themselves along, and struck all the city with the edge of the sword.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The men in ambush quickly charged toward Gibeah. They spread out in the city and killed everyone.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the liers-in-wait hastened, and rushed upon Gibeah; and the liers-in-wait drew forth, and smote all the city with the edge of the sword.

New American Standard 1977
the men in ambush hurried and rushed against Gibeah; the men in ambush also deployed and struck all the city with the edge of the sword.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the men of the ambushes rushed upon Gibeah and spread out and smote all the city with the edge of the sword.

King James 2000 Bible
And the men in ambush hastened, and rushed upon Gibeah; and the men in ambush moved out, and struck all the city with the edge of the sword.

American King James Version
And the liers in wait hurried, and rushed on Gibeah; and the liers in wait drew themselves along, and smote all the city with the edge of the sword.

American Standard Version
And the liers-in-wait hasted, and rushed upon Gibeah; and the liers-in-wait drew themselves along, and smote all the city with the edge of the sword.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And when they retreated, then the liers in wait rose up, and they moved toward Gabaa, and the whole ambush came forth, and they smote the city with the edge of the sword.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they that were in ambush arose on a sudden out of their coverts, and whilst Benjamin turned their backs to the slayers, went into the city, and smote it with the edge of the sword.

Darby Bible Translation
And the ambush hasted, and fell upon Gibeah; and the ambush drew along, and smote the whole city with the edge of the sword.

English Revised Version
And the liers in wait hasted, and rushed upon Gibeah; and the liers in wait drew themselves along, and smote all the city with the edge of the sword.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the liers in wait hasted, and rushed upon Gibeah; and the liers in wait drew themselves along, and smote all the city with the edge of the sword.

World English Bible
The ambushers hurried, and rushed on Gibeah; and the ambushers drew themselves along, and struck all the city with the edge of the sword.

Young's Literal Translation
and the ambush have hasted, and push against Gibeah, and the ambush draweth itself out, and smiteth the whole of the city by the mouth of the sword.
Study Bible
Civil War Against Benjamin
36Then the Benjamites realized they had been defeated. Now the men of Israel had retreated before Benjamin, because they had confidence in the ambush they had set against Gibeah. 37The men in ambush rushed suddenly against Gibeah; they advanced and put the whole city to the sword. 38The men of Israel had arranged a signal with the men in ambush: When they sent up a great cloud of smoke from the city,…
Cross References
Joshua 8:13
So the forces were stationed with the main camp to the north of the city and the rear guard to the west of the city. And that night Joshua went into the valley.

Joshua 8:19
and as soon as he did so, the men in ambush rose quickly from their position. They rushed forward, entered the city, captured it, and immediately set it on fire.

Treasury of Scripture

And the liers in wait hurried, and rushed on Gibeah; and the liers in wait drew themselves along, and smote all the city with the edge of the sword.

the liers in wait hasted.

Joshua 8:19
And the ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran as soon as he had stretched out his hand: and they entered into the city, and took it, and hasted and set the city on fire.

drew themselves along.

Exodus 19:13
There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.

Joshua 6:5
And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.







Lexicon
The men in ambush
וְהָאֹרֵ֣ב (wə·hā·’ō·rêḇ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 693: To lie in wait

rushed
וַֽיִּפְשְׁט֖וּ (way·yip̄·šə·ṭū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6584: To strip off, make a dash, raid

suddenly
הֵחִ֔ישׁוּ (hê·ḥî·šū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2363: To hurry, to be eager with excitement, enjoyment

against
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

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

they
הָאֹרֵ֔ב (hā·’ō·rêḇ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 693: To lie in wait

advanced
וַיִּמְשֹׁךְ֙ (way·yim·šōḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4900: To draw, drag

and put
וַיַּ֥ךְ (way·yaḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

the whole
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

city
הָעִ֖יר (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

to the sword.
חָֽרֶב׃ (ḥā·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword
(37) Results of the ambuscade. (Comp. Joshua 8:15; Joshua 8:19-20.)

Drew themselves along.--The marginal suggestion, made a long sound with the trumpet, is untenable (See Judges 4:6.)

With The edge of the sword.--See Judges 1:8; Joshua 8:24.

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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