New Living Translation
So approximately 3,000 warriors were sent, but they were soundly defeated. The men of Ai
King James Bible
So there went up thither of the people about three thousand men: and they fled before the men of Ai.
Darby Bible Translation
And there went up thither of the people about three thousand men, but they fled before the men of Ai.
World English Bible
So about three thousand men of the people went up there, and they fled before the men of Ai.
Young's Literal Translation
And there go up of the people thither about three thousand men, and they flee before the men of Ai,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:4 They fled - Not having courage to strike a stroke, which was a plain evidence that God had forsaken then; and an useful instruction, to shew them what they were when God left them: and that it was God, not their own valour, that gave the Canaanites into their hands.
LibraryThe Practice of Piety in Glorifying God in the Time of Sickness, and when Thou Art Called to Die in the Lord.
As soon as thou perceivest thyself to be visited with any sickness, meditate with thyself: 1. That "misery cometh not forth of the dust; neither doth affliction spring out of the earth." Sickness comes not by hap or chance (as the Philistines supposed that their mice and emrods came, 1 Sam. vi. 9), but from man's wickedness, which, as sparkles, breaketh out. "Man suffereth," saith Jeremiah, "for his sins." "Fools," saith David, "by reason of their transgressions, and because of their iniquities, …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
Exposition of the Moral Law.
Of a Private Fast.
The Knowledge of God
I will turn against you, and you will be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you will rule over you, and you will run even when no one is chasing you!
"The LORD will cause you to be defeated by your enemies. You will attack your enemies from one direction, but you will scatter from them in seven! You will be an object of horror to all the kingdoms of the earth.
When they returned, they told Joshua, "There's no need for all of us to go up there; it won't take more than two or three thousand men to attack Ai. Since there are so few of them, don't make all our people struggle to go up there."
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