Judges 20:43
New International Version
They surrounded the Benjamites, chased them and easily overran them in the vicinity of Gibeah on the east.

New Living Translation
The Israelites surrounded the men of Benjamin and chased them relentlessly, finally overtaking them east of Gibeah.

English Standard Version
Surrounding the Benjaminites, they pursued them and trod them down from Nohah as far as opposite Gibeah on the east.

Berean Study Bible
They surrounded the Benjamites, pursued them, and easily overtook them in the vicinity of Gibeah on the east.

New American Standard Bible
They surrounded Benjamin, pursued them without rest and trod them down opposite Gibeah toward the east.

King James Bible
Thus they inclosed the Benjamites round about, and chased them, and trode them down with ease over against Gibeah toward the sunrising.

Christian Standard Bible
They surrounded the Benjaminites, pursued them, and easily overtook them near Gibeah toward the east.

Contemporary English Version
who were having to fight on all sides. The Israelite soldiers never let up their attack. They chased and killed the warriors of Benjamin as far as a place directly east of Gibeah,

Good News Translation
The Israelites had the enemy trapped, and without stopping they pursued them as far as a point east of Gibeah, killing them as they went.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They surrounded the Benjaminites, pursued them, and easily overtook them near Gibeah toward the east.

International Standard Version
They surrounded the army of Benjamin, pursuing them ceaselessly until they defeated them near the east-facing border of Gibeah.

NET Bible
They surrounded the Benjaminites, chased them from Nohah, and annihilated them all the way to a spot east of Geba.

New Heart English Bible
They surrounded Benjamin, and they pursued them from Nohah and overtook them near Gibeah toward the east.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They closed in on the men of Benjamin and pursued them without stopping. They overtook them east of Gibeah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They inclosed the Benjamites round about, and chased them, and overtook them at their resting-place, as far as over against Gibeah toward the sunrising.

New American Standard 1977
They surrounded Benjamin, pursued them without rest and trod them down opposite Gibeah toward the east.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus they inclosed those of Benjamin round about and chased them and trode them down with ease over against Gibeah toward the sunrising.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus they surrounded the Benjamites, and chased them, and trod them down with ease opposite Gibeah toward the east.

American King James Version
Thus they enclosed the Benjamites round about, and chased them, and stepped them down with ease over against Gibeah toward the sun rise.

American Standard Version
They inclosed the Benjamites round about, and chased them, and trod them down at their resting-place, as far as over against Gibeah toward the sunrising.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they cut down Benjamin, and pursued him from Nua closely till they came opposite Gabaa on the east.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And so it was, that they were slain on both sides by the enemies, and there was no rest of their men dying. They fell and were beaten down on the east side of the city Gabaa.

Darby Bible Translation
They encompassed the Benjaminites, chased them, trode them down at the resting-place over against Gibeah toward the sun-rising.

English Revised Version
They enclosed the Benjamites round about, and chased them, and trode them down at their resting place, as far as over against Gibeah toward the sunrising.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus they inclosed the Benjaminites on all sides, and chased them, and trod them down with ease over against Gibeah towards the sun-rising.

World English Bible
They surrounded the Benjamites, chased them, [and] trod them down at [their] resting place, as far as over against Gibeah toward the sunrise.

Young's Literal Translation
they have compassed the Benjamites -- they have pursued them -- with ease they have trodden them down till over-against Gibeah, at the sun-rising.
Study Bible
Civil War Against Benjamin
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. 43They surrounded the Benjamites, pursued them, and easily overtook them in the vicinity of Gibeah on the east. 44And 18,000 Benjamites fell, all valiant warriors.…
Cross References
Judges 20:44
And 18,000 Benjamites fell, all valiant warriors.

Hosea 9:9
They have deeply corrupted themselves as in the days of Gibeah; He will remember their guilt; He will punish their sins.

Hosea 10:9
Since the days of Gibeah you have sinned, O Israel, and there you have remained. Did not the battle in Gibeah overtake the sons of iniquity?

Treasury of Scripture

Thus they enclosed the Benjamites round about, and chased them, and stepped them down with ease over against Gibeah toward the sun rise.

inclosed

Judges 8:20-22
And he said unto Jether his firstborn, Up, and slay them. But the youth drew not his sword: for he feared, because he was yet a youth…







Lexicon
They surrounded
כִּתְּר֤וּ (kit·tə·rū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3803: To enclose, to crown, to besiege, to wait

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

pursued them,
הִרְדִיפֻ֔הוּ (hir·ḏî·p̄u·hū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute

and easily
מְנוּחָ֖ה (mə·nū·ḥāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4496: Repose, peacefully, consolation, an abode

overtook them
הִדְרִיכֻ֑הוּ (hiḏ·rî·ḵu·hū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1869: To tread, to walk, to string a, bow

in the vicinity
עַ֛ד (‘aḏ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

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

on the east.
שָֽׁמֶשׁ׃ (šā·meš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8121: The sun, the east, a ray, a notched battlement
(43) A strong and poetic description of the total rout and massacre which ensued.

With ease.--There is no "with" in the Hebrew, but perhaps it may be understood. The LXX. and Luther make it mean "from Noria." Others render it "in their rest," i.e., in the places to which they fled for refuge. The Vulg. paraphrases it: "Nor was there any repose of the dying." But the whole verse is obscure.

Verse 43. - Thus they inclosed, etc. Another difficult passage, having all the appearance of being a quotation from some poetical description of the battle. The tenses of the verbs and the absence of any conjunctions in the Hebrew makes the diction like that of Judges 5:19. The italic words thus and the two ands ought to be omitted, to give the stately march of the original. "They inclosed, etc.; they chased them; they trod them down," etc. They inclosed seems to refer to the stratagem by which the Benjamites were surrounded by the ambush in their rear and the Israelites in front. Then came the pursuit - "they chased them;" then the massacre - "they trod them down." The three verbs describe the three stages of the battle. With ease. It does not seem possible that the Hebrew word menuchah can have this meaning. It means sometimes a place of rest, and sometimes a state of rest. Taking the latter meaning, the words they trod them into rest may mean they quieted them by crushing them to death under their feet, or in rest may mean unresisting. Some render it unto Menuchah, as if Menuchah was the name of a place, or from Nochah, as the Septuagint does. Others, at the place of rest, i.e. at every place where they halted to rest the enemy was upon them. 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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