Judges 20:47
New International Version
But six hundred of them turned and fled into the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, where they stayed four months.

New Living Translation
leaving only 600 men who escaped to the rock of Rimmon, where they lived for four months.

English Standard Version
But 600 men turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon and remained at the rock of Rimmon four months.

Berean Study Bible
But six hundred men turned and fled into the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, where they stayed four months.

New American Standard Bible
But 600 men turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, and they remained at the rock of Rimmon four months.

New King James Version
But six hundred men turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, and they stayed at the rock of Rimmon for four months.

King James Bible
But six hundred men turned and fled to the wilderness unto the rock Rimmon, and abode in the rock Rimmon four months.

Christian Standard Bible
But six hundred men escaped into the wilderness to Rimmon Rock and stayed there four months.

Contemporary English Version
Only 600 of them finally made it into the desert to Rimmon Rock, where they stayed for four months.

Good News Translation
But six hundred men were able to escape to the open country to Rimmon Rock, and they stayed there four months.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But 600 men escaped into the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon and stayed there four months.

International Standard Version
However, 600 soldiers ran into the wilderness in the direction of the rock of Rimmon, where they remained as fugitives for four months.

NET Bible
Six hundred survivors turned and ran away to the wilderness, to the cliff of Rimmon. They stayed there four months.

New Heart English Bible
But six hundred men turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, and stayed in the rock of Rimmon four months.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But 600 men turned and fled into the desert to Rimmon Rock. They stayed at Rimmon Rock for four months.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But six hundred men turned and fled toward the wilderness unto the rock of Rimmon, and abode in the rock of Rimmon four months.

New American Standard 1977
But 600 men turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, and they remained at the rock of Rimmon four months.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But six hundred men turned and fled to the wilderness unto the rock Rimmon and abode in the rock Rimmon four months.

King James 2000 Bible
But six hundred men turned and fled to the wilderness unto the rock Rimmon, and abode in the rock Rimmon four months.

American King James Version
But six hundred men turned and fled to the wilderness to the rock Rimmon, and stayed in the rock Rimmon four months.

American Standard Version
But six hundred men turned and fled toward the wilderness unto the rock of Rimmon, and abode in the rock of Rimmon four months.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the rest turned, and fled to the wilderness to the rock of Remmon, even six hundred men; and they sojourned four months in the rock of Remmon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there remained of all the number of Benjamin only six hundred men that were able to escape, and flee to the wilderness: and they abode in the rock Remmon four months.

Darby Bible Translation
And six hundred men turned and fled to the wilderness to the cliff of Rimmon, and abode at the cliff of Rimmon four months.

English Revised Version
But six hundred men turned and fled toward the wilderness unto the rock of Rimmon, and abode in the rock of Rimmon four months.

Webster's Bible Translation
But six hundred men turned and fled to the wilderness to the rock Rimmon, and abode in the rock Rimmon four months.

World English Bible
But six hundred men turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, and stayed in the rock of Rimmon four months.

Young's Literal Translation
and there turn and flee into the wilderness, unto the rock of Rimmon six hundred men, and they dwell in the rock Rimmon four months.
Study Bible
Civil War Against Benjamin
46That day 25,000 Benjamite swordsmen fell, all men of valor. 47But six hundred men turned and fled into the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, where they stayed four months. 48And the men of Israel turned back against the other Benjamites and struck down with the sword all the cities, including the animals and everything else they found. And they burned down all the cities in their path.…
Cross References
Judges 20:46
That day 25,000 Benjamite swordsmen fell, all valiant warriors.

Judges 20:48
And the men of Israel turned back against the other Benjamites and struck down with the sword all the cities, including the animals and everything else they found. And they burned down all the cities in their path.

Judges 21:13
Then the whole congregation sent a message of peace to the Benjamites who were at the rock of Rimmon.

Zechariah 14:10
All the land from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem will be turned into a plain, but Jerusalem will be raised up and will remain in her place, from the Benjamin Gate to the site of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the royal winepresses.

Treasury of Scripture

But six hundred men turned and fled to the wilderness to the rock Rimmon, and stayed in the rock Rimmon four months.

six hundred

Judges 21:13
And the whole congregation sent some to speak to the children of Benjamin that were in the rock Rimmon, and to call peaceably unto them.

Psalm 103:9,10
He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever…

Isaiah 1:9
Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.







Lexicon
But six
שֵׁ֥שׁ (šêš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8337: Six (a cardinal number)

hundred
מֵא֖וֹת (mê·’ō·wṯ)
Number - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3967: A hundred

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

turned
וַיִּפְנ֞וּ (way·yip̄·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6437: To turn, to face, appear, look

and fled
וַיָּנֻ֤סוּ (way·yā·nu·sū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5127: To flit, vanish away

into the wilderness
הַמִּדְבָּ֙רָה֙ (ham·miḏ·bā·rāh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

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

the rock
סֶ֣לַע (se·la‘)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5553: A craggy rock

of Rimmon,
הָֽרִמּ֔וֹן (hā·rim·mō·wn)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7417: A Syrian god

where they stayed
וַיֵּֽשְׁבוּ֙ (way·yê·šə·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

four
אַרְבָּעָ֖ה (’ar·bā·‘āh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 702: Four

months.
חֳדָשִֽׁים׃ (ḥo·ḏā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2320: The new moon, a month
(47) In the rock Rimmon.--This may be quite literally taken, for there are four large caverns in the hill.

Verse 47. - But six hundred men turned. If these 600 survivors are added to the 25,000, or 25,100, enumerated as slain (vers. '35, 44), it gives a total of 25,700. But the total number of Benjamites, as given in ver. 15, was 26,700. There remain, therefore, 1000 men unaccounted for. These may, have been killed partly in the two first days successful battles (vers. 21, 25), and partly in the different cities into which they had escaped, when the general massacre recorded in ver. 48 took place. The rock Rimmon. There are two proposed identifications of this place. One makes it the same as Rummon, "a village perched on the summit of a conical chalky hill," "rising on the south side to a height of several hundred feet from the Wady Muti-yah," and defended on the west side "by a cross valley of great depth," which lies three miles east of Bethel, and seven miles northeast of Gibeah (Tulell el-Ful), and is situated in the wilderness between the highlands of Benjamin and the Jordan. This is advocated by Robinson ('Biblical Researches,' 1:440), by Mr. Grove in the 'Dictionary of the Bible,' and by Lt. Conder ('Quart. State. for July 1880,' P. 173). The other is advocated by Mr. W. F. Birch ('Pal. Expl., Quart. State. for April 1880'). This identifies it with the Wady er-Rummon, discovered by Mr. Rawnsley, where there is a vast cave, Mugharet el Jai, about a mile and a half from Geba, capable, according to the local tradition, of holding 600 men, and used to the present day by the villagers as a place of refuge from the government persecutions According to this view, the statement that they abode in the rock Rimmon is strictly correct. 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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