Judges 21:20
New International Version
So they instructed the Benjamites, saying, "Go and hide in the vineyards

New Living Translation
They told the men of Benjamin who still needed wives, “Go and hide in the vineyards.

English Standard Version
And they commanded the people of Benjamin, saying, “Go and lie in ambush in the vineyards

Berean Study Bible
So they commanded the Benjamites: “Go, hide in the vineyards

New American Standard Bible
And they commanded the sons of Benjamin, saying, "Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,

King James Bible
Therefore they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards;

Christian Standard Bible
Then they commanded the Benjaminites: "Go and hide in the vineyards.

Contemporary English Version
The leaders told the men of Benjamin who still did not have wives: Go to Shiloh and hide in the vineyards near the festival.

Good News Translation
They told the Benjaminites, "Go and hide in the vineyards

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they commanded the Benjaminites: "Go and hide in the vineyards.

International Standard Version
So they told the descendants of Benjamin, "Go and hide in the vineyards.

NET Bible
So they commanded the Benjaminites, "Go hide in the vineyards,

New Heart English Bible
They commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, "Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So they told the men of Benjamin, "Hide in the vineyards and

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying: 'Go and lie in wait in the vineyards;

New American Standard 1977
And they commanded the sons of Benjamin, saying, “Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, they commanded the sons of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards;

American King James Version
Therefore they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards;

American Standard Version
And they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they charged the children of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they commanded the children of Benjamin, and said: Go, and lie hid in the vineyards,

Darby Bible Translation
And they commanded the sons of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards;

English Revised Version
And they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards;

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, Go, and lie in wait in the vineyards;

World English Bible
They commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, "Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,

Young's Literal Translation
And they command the sons of Benjamin, saying, 'Go -- and ye have laid wait in the vineyards,
Study Bible
Wives for the Benjamites
19“But look,” they said, “there is a yearly feast to the LORD in Shiloh, which is north of Bethel east of the road that goes up from Bethel to Shechem, and south of Lebonah.” 20So they commanded the Benjamites: “Go, hide in the vineyards 21and watch. When you see the daughters of Shiloh come out to perform their dances, each of you is to come out of the vineyards, catch for himself a wife from the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.…
Cross References
Judges 21:19
"But look," they said, "there is a yearly feast to the LORD in Shiloh, which is north of Bethel east of the road that goes up from Bethel to Shechem, and south of Lebonah."

Judges 21:21
and watch. When you see the daughters of Shiloh come out to perform their dances, each of you is to come out of the vineyards, catch for himself a wife from the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards;







Lexicon
So they commanded
וַיְצַוּ֕וּ‪‬ (way·ṣaw·wū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

the Benjamites:
בְּנֵ֥י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

“Go,
לְכ֖וּ (lə·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

hide
וַאֲרַבְתֶּ֥ם (wa·’ă·raḇ·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 693: To lie in wait

in the vineyards
בַּכְּרָמִֽים׃ (bak·kə·rā·mîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3754: A garden, vineyard
(20) They commanded.--Rather, they gave notice. This is the keri or marginal reading of the Hebrew; the kethib, or written text, has the verb in the singular, in which case we must take it impersonally, "It was bidden," and suppose that some leading personage--probably Phinehas, the impress of whose character and reminiscences is observable throughout--is the speaker.

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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