Judges 20:21
New International Version
The Benjamites came out of Gibeah and cut down twenty-two thousand Israelites on the battlefield that day.

New Living Translation
But Benjamin’s warriors, who were defending the town, came out and killed 22,000 Israelites on the battlefield that day.

English Standard Version
The people of Benjamin came out of Gibeah and destroyed on that day 22,000 men of the Israelites.

Berean Study Bible
And the Benjamites came out of Gibeah and cut down 22,000 Israelites on the battlefield that day.

King James Bible
And the children of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah, and destroyed down to the ground of the Israelites that day twenty and two thousand men.

New King James Version
Then the children of Benjamin came out of Gibeah, and on that day cut down to the ground twenty-two thousand men of the Israelites.

New American Standard Bible
Then the sons of Benjamin came out of Gibeah and struck to the ground on that day twenty-two thousand men of Israel.

NASB 1995
Then the sons of Benjamin came out of Gibeah and felled to the ground on that day 22,000 men of Israel.

NASB 1977
Then the sons of Benjamin came out of Gibeah and felled to the ground on that day 22,000 men of Israel.

Amplified Bible
The sons of Benjamin came out of Gibeah and struck to the ground on that day twenty-two thousand [fighting] men of Israel.

Christian Standard Bible
The Benjaminites came out of Gibeah and slaughtered twenty-two thousand men of Israel on the field that day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Benjaminites came out of Gibeah and slaughtered 22,000 men of Israel on the field that day.

American Standard Version
And the children of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah, and destroyed down to the ground of the Israelites on that day twenty and two thousand men.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the sons of Benjamin went out from Gebah and were arrayed against Israel, and they cast down of Israel who battled with them on that day, twenty two thousand men to the ground

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the sons of Benjamin went forth from Gabaa, and they destroyed in Israel on that day two and twenty thousand men down to the ground.

Contemporary English Version
Benjamin's soldiers came out of Gibeah and attacked, and when the day was over, 22,000 Israelite soldiers lay dead on the ground.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the children of Benjamin coming out of Gabaa, slew of the children of Israel that day two and twenty thousand men.

English Revised Version
And the children of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah, and destroyed down to the ground of the Israelites on that day twenty and two thousand men.

Good News Translation
The army of Benjamin came out of the city, and before the day was over they had killed twenty-two thousand Israelite soldiers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That day the men of Benjamin came out from Gibeah. They slaughtered 22,000 of Israel's men.

International Standard Version
The descendants of Benjamin came out of Gibeah, and 22,000 soldiers of Israel fell in battle that day.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the children of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah, and destroyed down to the ground of the Israelites on that day twenty and two thousand men.

Literal Standard Version
and the sons of Benjamin come out from Gibeah, and destroy twenty-two thousand men in Israel on that day—to the earth.

NET Bible
The Benjaminites attacked from Gibeah and struck down twenty-two thousand Israelites that day.

New Heart English Bible
The people of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah, and destroyed down to the ground of the Israelites on that day twenty-two thousand men.

World English Bible
The children of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah, and destroyed down to the ground of the Israelites on that day Twenty-two thousand men.

Young's Literal Translation
and the sons of Benjamin come out from Gibeah, and destroy in Israel on that day two and twenty thousand men -- to the earth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Civil War Against Benjamin
20And the men of Israel went out to fight against Benjamin and took up their battle positions at Gibeah. 21And the Benjamites came out of Gibeah and cut down 22,000 Israelites on the battlefield that day. 22But the Israelite army took courage and again took their battle positions in the same place where they had arrayed themselves on the first day.…

Cross References
Judges 20:20
And the men of Israel went out to fight against Benjamin and took up their battle positions at Gibeah.

Judges 20:22
But the Israelite army took courage and again took their battle positions in the same place where they had arrayed themselves on the first day.

Judges 20:25
That same day the Benjamites came out against them from Gibeah and cut down another 18,000 Israelites, all of them armed with swords.

Psalm 78:62
He surrendered His people to the sword because He was enraged by His heritage.


Treasury of Scripture

And the children of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah, and destroyed down to the ground of the Israelites that day twenty and two thousand men.

the children

Genesis 49:27
Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.

Hosea 10:9
O Israel, thou hast sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood: the battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity did not overtake them.

destroyed

Deuteronomy 23:9
When the host goeth forth against thine enemies, then keep thee from every wicked thing.

2 Chronicles 28:10
And now ye purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen unto you: but are there not with you, even with you, sins against the LORD your God?

Psalm 33:16
There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.









(21) Came forth out of Gibeah.--The whole armed force of the tribe had therefore assembled to save the wicked town from assault. Like many of the towns of Palestine (as their names indicate), it was on a hill, and therefore easily defensible against the very imperfect siege operations of the ancients.

Destroyed down to the ground--i.e., laid them dead on the ground, as in Judges 6:25.

Twenty and two thousand men.--This immense slaughter shows the extraordinary fierceness of the battle. The Benjamite force must have nearly killed a man apiece.

Verse 21. - Came forth out of Gibeah, etc. Gibeah (sometimes called Geba, literally, the hill) was doubtless very difficult to assault, and the steep approach greatly favoured the defenders. The men of Judah probably came up carelessly, and with an overweening confidence, and so met with a terrible disaster. The word destroyed here used is the same as is applied to the destroying angel (Exodus 12:23; 2 Samuel 24:16; see also 2 Chronicles 24:23).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the Benjamites
בְנֵֽי־ (ḇə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

came out
וַיֵּצְא֥וּ (way·yê·ṣə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

of
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

Gibeah
הַגִּבְעָ֑ה (hag·giḇ·‘āh)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1390: Gibeah -- 'hill', three cities in Palestine

and cut down
וַיַּשְׁחִ֨יתוּ (way·yaš·ḥî·ṯū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7843: Perhaps to go to ruin

22,000
שְׁנַ֨יִם (šə·na·yim)
Number - md
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

Israelites
בְיִשְׂרָאֵ֜ל (ḇə·yiś·rā·’êl)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

on the battlefield
אָֽרְצָה׃ (’ā·rə·ṣāh)
Noun - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

that
הַה֗וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

day.
בַּיּ֣וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day


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