New International Version
On that day twenty-five thousand Benjamite swordsmen fell, all of them valiant fighters.
King James Bible
So that all which fell that day of Benjamin were twenty and five thousand men that drew the sword; all these were men of valour.
Darby Bible Translation
So that all who fell that day of Benjamin were twenty-five thousand men that drew the sword: all these, men of valour.
World English Bible
So that all who fell that day of Benjamin were twenty-five thousand men who drew the sword; all these [were] men of valor.
Young's Literal Translation
And all those falling of Benjamin are twenty and five thousand men drawing sword, on that day -- the whole of these are men of valour;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Unto the rock of Rimmon - This was some strong place, but where situated is not known. Here they maintained themselves four months, and it was by these alone that the tribe of Benjamin was preserved from utter extermination. See the following chapter, Judges 21 (note).
It is scarcely possible to imagine any thing more horrid than the indiscriminate and relentless slaughter of both innocent and guilty mentioned in this chapter. The crime of the men of Gibeah was great, but there was no adequate cause for this relentless extermination of a whole tribe. There was neither justice nor judgment in this case; they were on all sides brutal, cruel, and ferocious: and no wonder; there was no king in Israel - no effective civil government, and every man did what was right in his own eyes. There was no proper leader; no man that had authority and influence to repress the disorderly workings of the pell-mell mob.
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LibraryTo his Most Serene and Mighty Imperial Majesty, and to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation.
Dr. MARTINUS LUTHER. The grace and might of God be with you, Most Serene Majesty! most gracious, well beloved gentlemen! It is not out of mere arrogance and perversity that I, a single poor man, have taken upon me to address your lordships. The distress and misery that oppress all the Christian estates, more especially in Germany, have led not only myself, but every one else, to cry aloud and to ask for help, and have now forced me too, to cry out and to ask, if God would give His Spirit to any one, …
Martin Luther—First Principles of the Reformation
As they turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, the Israelites cut down five thousand men along the roads. They kept pressing after the Benjamites as far as Gidom and struck down two thousand more.
But six hundred of them turned and fled into the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, where they stayed four months.
1 Samuel 9:21
Saul answered, "But am I not a Benjamite, from the smallest tribe of Israel, and is not my clan the least of all the clans of the tribe of Benjamin? Why do you say such a thing to me?"
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