Judges 20:17
New International Version
Israel, apart from Benjamin, mustered four hundred thousand swordsmen, all of them fit for battle.

New Living Translation
Israel had 400,000 experienced soldiers armed with swords, not counting Benjamin’s warriors.

English Standard Version
And the men of Israel, apart from Benjamin, mustered 400,000 men who drew the sword; all these were men of war.

Berean Study Bible
The Israelites, apart from Benjamin, mobilized 400,000 swordsmen, each one an experienced warrior.

King James Bible
And the men of Israel, beside Benjamin, were numbered four hundred thousand men that drew sword: all these were men of war.

New King James Version
Now besides Benjamin, the men of Israel numbered four hundred thousand men who drew the sword; all of these were men of war.

New American Standard Bible
Then the men of Israel besides Benjamin were counted, four hundred thousand men who drew the sword; all of these were men of war.

NASB 1995
Then the men of Israel besides Benjamin were numbered, 400,000 men who draw the sword; all these were men of war.

NASB 1977
Then the men of Israel besides Benjamin were numbered, 400,000 men who draw the sword; all these were men of war.

Amplified Bible
Then the men of Israel, other than Benjamin, assembled four hundred thousand men who drew the sword; all of these were men of war.

Christian Standard Bible
The Israelites, apart from Benjamin, mobilized four hundred thousand armed men, every one an experienced warrior.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Israelites, apart from Benjamin, rallied 400,000 armed men, every one an experienced warrior.

American Standard Version
And the men of Israel, besides Benjamin, were numbered four hundred thousand men that drew sword: all these were men of war.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the men of Israel were numbered apart from the sons of Benjamin, four hundred thousand men drawing a sword, all men, workers of war

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the men of Israel, exclusive of Benjamin, were numbered four hundred thousand men that drew sword; all these were men of war.

Contemporary English Version
The other Israelite tribes organized their army and found they had 400,000 experienced soldiers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Of the men of Israel also, beside the children of Benjamin, were found four hundred thousand that drew swords, and were prepared to fight.

English Revised Version
And the men of Israel, beside Benjamin, were numbered four hundred thousand men that drew sword: all these were men of war.

Good News Translation
Not counting the tribe of Benjamin, the Israelites gathered 400,000 trained soldiers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The men of Israel (Benjamin not included) totaled 400,000 soldiers armed with swords.

International Standard Version
But the Israeli army—not counting the tribe of Benjamin—numbered 400,000 expert swordsmen, all of them battle-hardened soldiers.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the men of Israel, beside Benjamin, numbered four hundred thousand men that drew sword; all these were men of war.

Literal Standard Version
And the men of Israel numbered themselves, apart from Benjamin, four hundred thousand men, drawing sword, each of these a man of war.

NET Bible
The men of Israel (not counting Benjamin) had mustered four hundred thousand sword-wielding soldiers, every one an experienced warrior.

New Heart English Bible
The men of Israel, besides Benjamin, were numbered four hundred thousand men who drew sword: all these were men of war.

World English Bible
The men of Israel, besides Benjamin, were numbered four hundred thousand men who drew sword: all these were men of war.

Young's Literal Translation
And the men of Israel numbered themselves, apart from Benjamin, four hundred thousand men, drawing sword, each of these a man of war.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Decree of the Assembly
16Among all these soldiers there were 700 select left-handers, each of whom could sling a stone at a hair without missing. 17The Israelites, apart from Benjamin, mobilized 400,000 swordsmen, each one an experienced warrior.

Cross References
Judges 20:16
Among all these soldiers there were 700 select left-handers, each of whom could sling a stone at a hair without missing.

Judges 20:18
The Israelites set out, went up to Bethel, and inquired of God, "Who of us shall go up first to fight against the Benjamites?" "Judah will be first," the LORD replied.


Treasury of Scripture

And the men of Israel, beside Benjamin, were numbered four hundred thousand men that drew sword: all these were men of war.

four hundred

Judges 20:2
And the chief of all the people, even of all the tribes of Israel, presented themselves in the assembly of the people of God, four hundred thousand footmen that drew sword.

Numbers 1:46
Even all they that were numbered were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.

Numbers 26:51
These were the numbered of the children of Israel, six hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.









Verse 17. - A repetition of the statement in ver. 2.

CHAPTER 20:18-48

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The Israelites,
וְאִ֨ישׁ (wə·’îš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

apart from
לְבַד֙ (lə·ḇaḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 905: Separation, a part of the body, branch of a, tree, bar for, carrying, chief of

Benjamin,
מִבִּנְיָמִ֔ן (mib·bin·yā·min)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1144: Benjamin -- 'son of the right hand', youngest son of Jacob, also the name of two other Israelites

mustered
הִתְפָּֽקְד֗וּ (hiṯ·pā·qə·ḏū)
Verb - Hitpael - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6485: To visit, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit

400,000
אַרְבַּ֨ע (’ar·ba‘)
Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's 702: Four

swordsmen,
שֹׁ֣לֵֽף (šō·lêp̄)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 8025: To pull out, up, off

each one
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

an experienced warrior.
אִ֥ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person


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