Judges 9:32
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New International Version
Now then, during the night you and your men should come and lie in wait in the fields.

New Living Translation
Come by night with an army and hide out in the fields.

English Standard Version
Now therefore, go by night, you and the people who are with you, and set an ambush in the field.

Berean Study Bible
Now then, tonight you and the people with you are to come and lie in wait in the fields.

New American Standard Bible
"Now therefore, arise by night, you and the people who are with you, and lie in wait in the field.

King James Bible
Now therefore up by night, thou and the people that is with thee, and lie in wait in the field:

Christian Standard Bible
Now tonight, you and the troops with you, come and wait in ambush in the countryside.

Contemporary English Version
This is what I think you should do. Lead your army here during the night and hide in the fields.

Good News Translation
Now then, you and your men should move by night and hide in the fields.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now tonight, you and the people with you are to come wait in ambush in the countryside.

International Standard Version
So get up at night, take your soldiers with you, and wait in ambush out in the field.

NET Bible
Now, come up at night with your men and set an ambush in the field outside the city.

New Heart English Bible
Now therefore, rise up by night, you and the people who are with you, and lie in wait in the field.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You and your men must start out tonight. Set an ambush [for them] in the fields [around Shechem].

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore, up by night, thou and the people that are with thee, and lie in wait in the field.

New American Standard 1977
“Now therefore, arise by night, you and the people who are with you, and lie in wait in the field.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now, therefore, rise up by night, thou and the people that are with thee, and put an ambush in the field.

King James 2000 Bible
Now therefore come up by night, you and the people that are with you, and lie in wait in the field:

American King James Version
Now therefore up by night, you and the people that is with you, and lie in wait in the field:

American Standard Version
Now therefore, up by night, thou and the people that are with thee, and lie in wait in the field:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Arise therefore in the night with the people that is with thee and he hid in the field:

Darby Bible Translation
and now, rise up by night, thou and the people that are with thee, and lie in ambush in the fields.

English Revised Version
Now therefore, up by night, thou and the people that is with thee, and lie in wait in the field:

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore rise by night, thou, and the people that are with thee, and lie in wait in the field:

World English Bible
Now therefore, go up by night, you and the people who are with you, and lie in wait in the field:

Young's Literal Translation
and, now, rise by night, thou and the people who are with thee, and lay wait in the field,
Study Bible
The Fall of Shechem
31So he covertly sent messengers to Abimelech to say, “Look, Gaal son of Ebed and his brothers have come to Shechem and are stirring up the city against you. 32Now then, tonight you and the people with you are to come and lie in wait in the fields. 33And in the morning at sunrise, get up and advance against the city. When Gaal and his men come out against you, do to them whatever you are able.”…
Cross References
Judges 9:31
So he covertly sent messengers to Abimelech to say, "Look, Gaal son of Ebed and his brothers have come to Shechem and are stirring up the city against you.

Judges 9:33
And in the morning at sunrise, get up and advance against the city. When Gaal and his men come out against you, do to them whatever you are able."

Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore up by night, you and the people that is with you, and lie in wait in the field:

by night

Job 24:14-17 The murderer rising with the light kills the poor and needy, and …

Psalm 36:4 He devises mischief on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is …

Proverbs 1:11-16 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk …

Proverbs 4:16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep …

Romans 3:15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:







(32) Lie in wait in the field.--To surprise the Shechemites when they went out to finish their vintage operations, which they would do securely under the protection of Gaal's forces.

Now therefore up by night,.... The night following, that no time might be lost:

and the people that is with thee; the troops he had with him; not only such he had for his own guards, but what he had been raising, having intelligence before this of the revolt of the Shechemites from him:

and lie in wait in the fields; he thought it most advisable for him to march with the forces he had, from the place where he was in the night, and less liable to be discovered, and remain in the fields of Shechem till morning, and then come upon Shechemites before they were aware, and surprise them. 9:30-49 Abimelech intended to punish the Schechemites for slighting him now, but God punished them for their serving him formerly in the murder of Gideon's sons. When God uses men as instruments in his hand to do his work, he means one thing, and they another. That, which they hoped would have been for their welfare, proved a snare and a trap, as those will certainly find, who run to idols for shelter; such will prove a refuge of lies.
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