New Living Translation
They had arranged to send up a large cloud of smoke from the town as a signal.
King James Bible
Now there was an appointed sign between the men of Israel and the liers in wait, that they should make a great flame with smoke rise up out of the city.
Darby Bible Translation
Now the appointed signal between the men of Israel and the men in ambush was that when they made a great cloud of smoke rise up out of the city
World English Bible
Now the appointed sign between the men of Israel and the ambushers was that they should make a great cloud of smoke rise up out of the city.
Young's Literal Translation
And there was the appointed sign to the men of Israel with the ambush -- their causing to go up a great volume of smoke from the city.
Judges 20:38 Parallel
CommentaryJudges 20:38 Parallel Commentaries
So they stationed the main army north of the town and the ambush west of the town. Joshua himself spent that night in the valley.
When the men of Ai looked behind them, smoke from the town was filling the sky, and they had nowhere to go. For the Israelites who had fled in the direction of the wilderness now turned on their pursuers.
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