Judges 8:11
New International Version
Gideon went up by the route of the nomads east of Nobah and Jogbehah and attacked the unsuspecting army.

New Living Translation
Gideon circled around by the caravan route east of Nobah and Jogbehah, taking the Midianite army by surprise.

English Standard Version
And Gideon went up by the way of the tent dwellers east of Nobah and Jogbehah and attacked the army, for the army felt secure.

Berean Study Bible
And Gideon went up by way of the caravan route east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and he attacked their army, taking them by surprise.

New American Standard Bible
Gideon went up by the way of those who lived in tents on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and attacked the camp when the camp was unsuspecting.

New King James Version
Then Gideon went up by the road of those who dwell in tents on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah; and he attacked the army while the camp felt secure.

King James Bible
And Gideon went up by the way of them that dwelt in tents on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and smote the host: for the host was secure.

Christian Standard Bible
Gideon traveled on the caravan route east of Nobah and Jogbehah and attacked their army while the army felt secure.

Contemporary English Version
Gideon reached the enemy camp by going east along Nomad Road past Nobah and Jogbehah. He made a surprise attack,

Good News Translation
Gideon went on the road along the edge of the desert, east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and attacked the army by surprise.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Gideon traveled on the caravan route east of Nobah and Jogbehah and attacked their army while the army was unsuspecting.

International Standard Version
Gideon went up by a caravan route east of Nobah and Jogbehah and attacked their encampment when they were off guard.

NET Bible
Gideon went up the road of the nomads east of Nobah and Jogbehah and ambushed the surprised army.

New Heart English Bible
And Gideon went up by the way of those who dwell in tents on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah, opposite Zebah, and struck the army, when the army was unsuspecting.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Gideon went up Tent Dwellers Road, east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and defeated the unsuspecting Midianite army.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Gideon went up by the way of them that dwelt in tents on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and smote the host; for the host was secure.

New American Standard 1977
And Gideon went up by the way of those who lived in tents on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and attacked the camp, when the camp was unsuspecting.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Gideon went up by the way of those that dwelt in tents on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah and smote the camp, for the camp was secure.

King James 2000 Bible
And Gideon went up by the way of them that dwelt in tents on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and struck the host: for the host felt secure.

American King James Version
And Gideon went up by the way of them that dwelled in tents on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and smote the host; for the host was secure.

American Standard Version
And Gideon went up by the way of them that dwelt in tents on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and smote the host; for the host was secure.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Gedeon went up by the way of them that dwelt in tents, eastward of Nabai and Jegebal; and he smote the host, and the host was secure.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Gedeon went up by the way of them that dwelt in tents, on the east of Nobe and Jegbaa, and smote the camp of the enemies, who were secure, and suspected no hurt.

Darby Bible Translation
And Gideon went up by the way of them that dwell in tents on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and smote the camp; for the camp was at its ease.

English Revised Version
And Gideon went up by the way of them that dwelt in tents on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and smote the host; for the host was secure.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Gideon went up by the way of them that dwelt in tents on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and smote the host: for the host was secure.

World English Bible
Gideon went up by the way of those who lived in tents on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and struck the army; for the army was secure.

Young's Literal Translation
And Gideon goeth up the way of those who tabernacle in tents, on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and smiteth the camp, and the camp was confident;
Study Bible
Gideon Defeats Zebah and Zalmunna
10Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor with their army of about fifteen thousand men—all that were left of the armies of the people of the east. A hundred and twenty thousand swordsmen had already fallen. 11And Gideon went up by way of the caravan route east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and he attacked their army, taking them by surprise. 12When Zebah and Zalmunna fled, Gideon pursued and captured these two kings of Midian, routing their entire army.…
Cross References
Judges 8:10
Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor with their army of about fifteen thousand men--all that were left of the armies of the people of the East. A hundred and twenty thousand swordsmen had already fallen.

Judges 8:12
When Zebah and Zalmunna fled, Gideon pursued and captured these two kings of Midian, routing their entire army.

Treasury of Scripture

And Gideon went up by the way of them that dwelled in tents on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and smote the host; for the host was secure.

Nobah.

Numbers 32:35,42
And Atroth, Shophan, and Jaazer, and Jogbehah, …

secure

Judges 18:27
And they took the things which Micah had made, and the priest which he had, and came unto Laish, unto a people that were at quiet and secure: and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and burnt the city with fire.

1 Samuel 15:32
Then said Samuel, Bring ye hither to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past.

1 Samuel 30:16
And when he had brought him down, behold, they were spread abroad upon all the earth, eating and drinking, and dancing, because of all the great spoil that they had taken out of the land of the Philistines, and out of the land of Judah.







Lexicon
And Gideon
גִּדְע֗וֹן (giḏ·‘ō·wn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1439: Gideon -- a judge of Israel

went up
וַיַּ֣עַל (way·ya·‘al)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

by way of the caravan
הַשְּׁכוּנֵ֣י (haš·šə·ḵū·nê)
Article | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

route
דֶּ֚רֶךְ (de·reḵ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

east
מִקֶּ֥דֶם (miq·qe·ḏem)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6924: The front, of place, time

of Nobah
לְנֹ֖בַח (lə·nō·ḇaḥ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5025: Nobah -- a place in Gilead, also a Manassite

and Jogbehah,
וְיָגְבֳּהָ֑ה (wə·yā·ḡə·bo·hāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3011: Jogbehah -- perhaps 'exalted', a place in Gad

and he attacked
וַיַּךְ֙ (way·yaḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

their army,
הַֽמַּחֲנֶ֔ה (ham·ma·ḥă·neh)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4264: An encampment, an army

[taking them]
וְהַֽמַּחֲנֶ֖ה (wə·ham·ma·ḥă·neh)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4264: An encampment, an army

by surprise.
בֶֽטַח׃ (ḇe·ṭaḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 983: A place of refuge, safety, safely
(11) By the way of them that dwelt in tents.--He seems to have taken a wide circuit, through some nomad district, leaving the main road, which runs through Nobah and Jogbehah, so as once more to make up for his inferior numbers (for there were still 15,000 left of these children of the East) by surprise and stratagem.

Nobah.--In Gilead, belonging to the half-tribe of Manasseh (Numbers 32:42). It was originally called Kenath, but the name was altered in honour of a Manassite hero, who is otherwise unrecorded. Jewish tradition says that he was born in Egypt, and died during the passage of the Jordan (Seder Olam Rabba). The original name displaced its rival, for the site is now called Kenawat.

Jogbehah.--In Gad (Numbers 32:34). It is not mentioned elsewhere, and has not been identified.

The host was secure.--They would have thought it most unlikely that the Israelites, with their mere handful of men, would pursue so large an army for so long a distance. They fancied themselves beyond the reach of pursuit because they miscalculated the energy and powers of Gideon, who, not improbably, once more attacked them by night.

Verse 11. - Gideon went up. See ver. 8, note. Implying that his direction was eastward away from the Jordan valley. Nobah was in the half-tribe of Manasseh. Nobah, who gave his name to the city, which was before called Kenath, seems to have been of the family of Machir (Numbers 32:42). Jogbehah was in the tribe of Gad (Numbers 32:35). These two cities appear to have been on the eastern frontier of their respective tribes, but the exact site of them is utterly unknown. It is a conjecture that possibly Kunawat may be Nobah, retaining its ancient name of Kenath. East of these cities was the desert, inhabited by nomads dwelling in tents, where Karkor was, and where Zebah and Zalmunna had encamped out of reach, as they thought, of their pursuers. But Gideon, falling suddenly upon them, routed the host, and took the two kings prisoners (see Psalm 83:11). 8:4-12 Gideon's men were faint, yet pursuing; fatigued with what they had done, yet eager to do more against their enemies. It is many a time the true Christian's case, fainting, and yet pursuing. The world knows but little of the persevering and successful struggle the real believer maintains with his sinful heart. But he betakes himself to that Divine strength, in the faith of which he began his conflict, and by the supply of which alone he can finish it in triumph.
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