New American Standard Bible
Now it came about the next day, that the people went out to the field, and it was told 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.
Darby Bible Translation
On the following day the men went out into the fields. And Abim'elech was told.
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,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
After Gaal's expulsion, "the people went out into the field," either to complete the vintage, or for some other agricultural operation. "They" (Zebul and his party) sent word of this to Abimelech.
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Then Abimelech remained at Arumah, but Zebul drove out Gaal and his relatives so that they could not remain in Shechem.
So he took his people and divided them into three companies, and lay in wait in the field; when he looked and saw the people coming out from the city, he arose against them and slew them.
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