New American Standard Bible
So Israel set men in ambush around Gibeah.
King James Bible
And Israel set liers in wait round about Gibeah.
Darby Bible Translation
So Israel set men in ambush round about Gib'e-ah.
World English Bible
Israel set ambushes all around Gibeah.
Young's Literal Translation
And Israel setteth liers in wait against Gibeah, round about,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The stratagem described is exactly that by which Joshua took Ai (marginal reference).
For the understanding of the early history and religion of Israel, the book of Judges, which covers the period from the death of Joshua to the beginning of the struggle with the Philistines, is of inestimable importance; and it is very fortunate that the elements contributed by the later editors are so easily separated from the ancient stories whose moral they seek to point. That moral is most elaborately stated in ii. 6-iii. 6, which is a sort of programme or preface to iii. 7-xvi. 31, which constitutes …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
He commanded them, saying, "See, you are going to ambush the city from behind it. Do not go very far from the city, but all of you be ready.
The sons of Israel went up against the sons of Benjamin on the third day and arrayed themselves against Gibeah as at other times.
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