Judges 9:42
New International Version
The next day the people of Shechem went out to the fields, and this was reported to Abimelek.

New Living Translation
The next day the people of Shechem went out into the fields to battle. When Abimelech heard about it,

English Standard Version
On the following day, the people went out into the field, and Abimelech was told.

Berean Study Bible
The next day the people of Shechem went out into the fields, and this was reported to Abimelech.

King James Bible
And it came to pass on the morrow, that the people went out into the field; and they told Abimelech.

New King James Version
And it came about on the next day that the people went out into the field, and they told Abimelech.

New American Standard Bible
Now it came about the next day, that the people went out to the field, and it was reported to Abimelech.

NASB 1995
Now it came about the next day, that the people went out to the field, and it was told to Abimelech.

NASB 1977
Now it came about the next day, that the people went out to the field, and it was told to Abimelech.

Amplified Bible
The next day the people went out to the field, and it was reported to Abimelech.

Christian Standard Bible
The next day when the people of Shechem went into the countryside, this was reported to Abimelech.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The next day when the people went into the countryside, this was reported to Abimelech.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass on the morrow, that the people went out into the field; and they told Abimelech.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And it happened after that day and the people went out to the country and showed Abimelek

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass on the second day that the people went out into the field, and one brought word to Abimelech.

Contemporary English Version
The next morning, the people of Shechem were getting ready to work in their fields as usual, but someone told Abimelech about it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So the day following the people went out into the field. And it was told Abimelech.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass on the morrow, that the people went out into the field; and they told Abimelech.

Good News Translation
The next day Abimelech found out that the people of Shechem were planning to go out into the fields,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The next day the people [of Shechem] went into the fields. Abimelech was told about it.

International Standard Version
The next day, the people went out to the field, and Abimelech learned about it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass on the morrow, that the people went out into the field; and it was told Abimelech.

Literal Standard Version
And it comes to pass, on the next day, that the people go out to the field, and they declare [it] to Abimelech,

NET Bible
The next day the Shechemites came out to the field. When Abimelech heard about it,

New Heart English Bible
It happened on the next day, that the people went out into the field; and they told Abimelech.

World English Bible
It happened on the next day, that the people went out into the field; and they told Abimelech.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, on the morrow, that the people go out to the field, and they declare it to Abimelech,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Fall of Shechem
41Abimelech stayed in Arumah, and Zebul drove Gaal and his brothers out of Shechem. 42 The next day the people of Shechem went out into the fields, and this was reported to Abimelech. 43So he took his men, divided them into three companies, and lay in wait in the fields. When he saw the people coming out of the city, he rose up against them and attacked them.…

Cross References
Judges 9:41
Abimelech stayed in Arumah, and Zebul drove Gaal and his brothers out of Shechem.

Judges 9:43
So he took his men, divided them into three companies, and lay in wait in the fields. When he saw the people coming out of the city, he rose up against them and attacked them.


Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass on the morrow, that the people went out into the field; and they told Abimelech.









(42) On the morrow.--This is surprising. Possibly, however, there were important agricultural labours to be finished, and Abimelech had lulled them into security by ostentatiously withdrawing his forces.

Into the field--"The wide corn-fields at the opening of the Valley of Shechem" (Stanley).

(42) Set the hold on fire.--The words of Jotham (Judges 9:20) had proved prophetic. (For a similar incident see 1Kings 16:18--Zimri burnt in the palace at Tirzah.)

Died.--The Vulgate renders it, Were killed with the smoke and fire.

Verses 42, 43. - And it came to pass, etc. The Shechemites, believing Abimelech to have retired, and hoping that he would be satisfied with the chastisement inflicted upon them in the battle of the day before, left the protection of their walls next morning to pursue their usual avocations in the field. Abimelech's spies in the city being aware of their intention immediately reported it to him. Upon which he hastily took his army, divided them as before into three companies, lay in ambush in the field till the Shechemites were well out in the country, then attacked the Shechemites in the field with two of the companies, and himself at the head of the third rushed to the city gate to intercept their retreat.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The next day
מִֽמָּחֳרָ֔ת (mim·mā·ḥo·rāṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4283: The morrow, tomorrow

the people [of Shechem]
הָעָ֖ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

went out
וַיֵּצֵ֥א (way·yê·ṣê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

into the fields,
הַשָּׂדֶ֑ה (haś·śā·ḏeh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7704: Field, land

and this was reported
וַיַּגִּ֖דוּ (way·yag·gi·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

to Abimelech.
לַאֲבִימֶֽלֶךְ׃ (la·’ă·ḇî·me·leḵ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 40: Abimelech -- 'father is king', a Philistine name, also an Israelite name


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