Judges 9:34
New International Version
So Abimelek and all his troops set out by night and took up concealed positions near Shechem in four companies.

New Living Translation
So Abimelech and all his men went by night and split into four groups, stationing themselves around Shechem.

English Standard Version
So Abimelech and all the men who were with him rose up by night and set an ambush against Shechem in four companies.

Berean Study Bible
So Abimelech and all his troops set out by night and lay in wait against Shechem in four companies.

King James Bible
And Abimelech rose up, and all the people that were with him, by night, and they laid wait against Shechem in four companies.

New King James Version
So Abimelech and all the people who were with him rose by night, and lay in wait against Shechem in four companies.

New American Standard Bible
So Abimelech and all the people who were with him got up at night, and lay in wait against Shechem, in four units.

NASB 1995
So Abimelech and all the people who were with him arose by night and lay in wait against Shechem in four companies.

NASB 1977
So Abimelech and all the people who were with him arose by night and lay in wait against Shechem in four companies.

Amplified Bible
So Abimelech and all the people who were with him got up during the night, and set up an ambush against Shechem, in four companies.

Christian Standard Bible
So Abimelech and all the troops with him got up at night and waited in ambush for Shechem in four units.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Abimelech and all the people with him got up at night and waited in ambush for Shechem in four units.

American Standard Version
And Abimelech rose up, and all the people that were with him, by night, and they laid wait against Shechem in four companies.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Abimelek arose in the night, and all the people that were with him, and they laid ambush against Shekeem in four divisions

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abimelech and all the people with him rose up by night, and formed an ambuscade against Sychem in four companies.

Contemporary English Version
So one night, Abimelech led his soldiers to Shechem. He divided them into four groups, and they all hid near the town.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Abimelech therefore arose with all his army by night, and laid ambushes near Sichem in four places.

English Revised Version
And Abimelech rose up, and all the people that were with him, by night, and they laid wait against Shechem in four companies.

Good News Translation
So Abimelech and all his men made their move at night and hid outside Shechem in four groups.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abimelech and all his troops started out at night. He used four companies to set ambushes around Shechem.

International Standard Version
So Abimelech and his entire army got up that night and waited in ambush against Shechem in four separate companies.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abimelech rose up, and all the people that were with him, by night, and they lay in wait against Shechem in four companies.

Literal Standard Version
And Abimelech rises, and all the people who [are] with him, by night, and they lay wait against Shechem—four detachments;

NET Bible
So Abimelech and all his men came up at night and set an ambush outside Shechem--they divided into four units.

New Heart English Bible
Abimelech rose up, and all the people who were with him, by night, and they lay in wait against Shechem in four companies.

World English Bible
Abimelech rose up, and all the people who were with him, by night, and they laid wait against Shechem in four companies.

Young's Literal Translation
And Abimelech riseth, and all the people who are with him, by night, and they lay wait against Shechem -- four detachments;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Fall of Shechem
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.” 34So Abimelech and all his troops set out by night and lay in wait against Shechem in four companies. 35Now Gaal son of Ebed went out and stood at the entrance of the city gate just as Abimelech and his men came out from their hiding places.…

Cross References
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."

Judges 9:35
Now Gaal son of Ebed went out and stood at the entrance of the city gate just as Abimelech and his men came out from their hiding places.


Treasury of Scripture

And Abimelech rose up, and all the people that were with him, by night, and they laid wait against Shechem in four companies.









(34) Four companies.--Literally, four heads. (Comp. Judges 7:16.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So Abimelech
אֲבִימֶ֛לֶךְ (’ă·ḇî·me·leḵ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 40: Abimelech -- 'father is king', a Philistine name, also an Israelite name

and all
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

his troops
הָעָ֥ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

set out
וַיָּ֧קָם (way·yā·qām)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

by night
לָ֑יְלָה (lā·yə·lāh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3915: A twist, night, adversity

and lay in wait
וַיֶּאֶרְב֣וּ (way·ye·’er·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 693: To lie in wait

against
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Shechem
שְׁכֶ֔ם (šə·ḵem)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7927: Shechem -- 'ridge', a district in Northern Palestine, also a son of Hamor

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

companies.
רָאשִֽׁים׃ (rā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7218: The head


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