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

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

New King James Version
Therefore they instructed the children of Benjamin, saying, “Go, lie in wait in the vineyards,

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

NASB 1995
And they commanded the sons of Benjamin, saying, "Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,

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

Amplified Bible
So they instructed the sons of Benjamin, saying, “Go, set an ambush in the vineyards,

Christian Standard Bible
Then they commanded the Benjaminites, “Go and hide in the vineyards.

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they commanded the children of Benjamin and they said to them: “Go 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;

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And they command the sons of Benjamin, saying, “Go—and you have laid wait in the vineyards,

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

New Heart English Bible
They commanded the people 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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;









(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.



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

in the vineyards
בַּכְּרָמִֽים׃ (bak·kə·rā·mîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3754: A garden, vineyard


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