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.

New American Standard Bible
So Abimelech and all the people who were with him arose 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Abimelech rose up and all the people that were with him, by night, and they put an ambush against Shechem in four companies.

King James 2000 Bible
And Abimelech rose up, and all the people that were with him, by night, and they laid in wait against Shechem in four companies.

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

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.

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And Abimelech rose up, and all the people that were with him, by night, and they lay in ambush against Shechem in four companies.

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Abimelech rose, and all the people that were with him, by night, and they laid 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;
Study Bible
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.







Lexicon
So Abimelech
אֲבִימֶ֛לֶךְ (’ă·ḇî·me·leḵ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

his troops
הָעָ֥ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

by night
לָ֑יְלָה (lā·yə·lāh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 693: To lie in wait

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

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

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

companies.
רָאשִֽׁים׃ (rā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head
(34) Four companies.--Literally, four heads. (Comp. Judges 7:16.)

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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