Judges 20:41
New International Version
Then the Israelites counterattacked, and the Benjamites were terrified, because they realized that disaster had come on them.

New Living Translation
the men of Israel turned and attacked. At this point the men of Benjamin became terrified, because they realized disaster was close at hand.

English Standard Version
Then the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were dismayed, for they saw that disaster was close upon them.

Berean Study Bible
Then the men of Israel turned back on them, and the men of Benjamin were terrified when they realized that disaster had come upon them.

King James Bible
And when the men of Israel turned again, the men of Benjamin were amazed: for they saw that evil was come upon them.

New King James Version
And when the men of Israel turned back, the men of Benjamin panicked, for they saw that disaster had come upon them.

New American Standard Bible
Then the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were terrified; for they saw that disaster was close to them.

NASB 1995
Then the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were terrified; for they saw that disaster was close to them.

NASB 1977
Then the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were terrified; for they saw that disaster was close to them.

Amplified Bible
When the men of Israel turned back again, the men of Benjamin were terrified, for they saw that disaster had fallen upon them.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the men of Israel returned, and the men of Benjamin were terrified when they realized that disaster had struck them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the men of Israel returned, and the men of Benjamin were terrified when they realized that disaster had struck them.

American Standard Version
And the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were dismayed; for they saw that evil was come upon them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the men of Israel turned against them, and the men of Benyamin were afraid, because they saw that evil had come upon them

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the men of Israel turned back, and the men of Benjamin hasted, because they saw that evil had come upon them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They that before had made as if they fled, turning their faces stood bravely against them; which the children of Benjamin seeing, turned their backs,

Good News Translation
Then the Israelites turned around, and the Benjaminites were thrown into panic because they realized that they were about to be destroyed.

International Standard Version
At that point, as the army of Israel turned back to face the army of Benjamin, the army of Benjamin was filled with terror, because they realized that disaster was about to overtake them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were amazed; for they saw that evil was come upon them.

Literal Standard Version
And the men of Israel have turned, and the men of Benjamin are troubled, for they have seen that the calamity has struck against them—

New American Bible
Then when the men of Israel wheeled about, the men of Benjamin were thrown into confusion, for they realized that disaster was closing in on them.

NET Bible
When the Israelites turned around, the Benjaminites panicked because they could see that disaster was on their doorstep.

New Revised Standard Version
Then the main body of Israel turned, and the Benjaminites were dismayed, for they saw that disaster was close upon them.

New Heart English Bible
The men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were terrified; for they saw that disaster had come on them.

World English Bible
The men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were dismayed; for they saw that evil had come on them.

Young's Literal Translation
And the men of Israel have turned, and the men of Benjamin are troubled, for they have seen that the evil hath stricken against them --

Additional Translations ...
Context
Civil War Against Benjamin
40But when the column of smoke began to go up from the city, the Benjamites looked behind them and saw the whole city going up in smoke. 41Then the men of Israel turned back on them, and the men of Benjamin were terrified when they realized that disaster had come upon them. 42So they fled before the men of Israel toward the wilderness, but the battle overtook them, and the men coming out of the cities struck them down there.…

Cross References
Proverbs 5:22
The iniquities of a wicked man entrap him; the cords of his sin entangle him.

Proverbs 11:5
The righteousness of the blameless directs their path, but the wicked fall by their own wickedness.

Proverbs 11:6
The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the faithless are trapped by their own desires.

Proverbs 29:6
An evil man is caught by his own sin, but a righteous one sings and rejoices.


Treasury of Scripture

And when the men of Israel turned again, the men of Benjamin were amazed: for they saw that evil was come on them.

were amazed

Exodus 15:9,10
The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them…

Isaiah 3:8,9
For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory…

Isaiah 33:14
The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

was come upon them [heb] touched them











(41) And when the men of Israel turned again.--Another detail of the rally described in Judges 20:33, and its effect (Judges 20:34).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the men
וְאִ֤ישׁ (wə·’îš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

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

turned back on them,
הָפַ֔ךְ (hā·p̄aḵ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2015: To turn about, over, to change, overturn, return, pervert

and the men
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of Benjamin
בִּנְיָמִ֑ן (bin·yā·min)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1144: Benjamin -- 'son of the right hand', youngest son of Jacob, also the name of two other Israelites

were terrified
וַיִּבָּהֵ֖ל (way·yib·bā·hêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 926: To tremble inwardly, be, alarmed, agitated, to hasten anxiously

when
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they realized
רָאָ֔ה (rā·’āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

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

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

had come
נָגְעָ֥ה (nā·ḡə·‘āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5060: To touch, lay the hand upon, to reach, violently, to strike

upon them.
עָלָ֖יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against


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