New International Version
Then they set out, and the terror of God fell on the towns all around them so that no one pursued them.
King James Bible
And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
Darby Bible Translation
And they journeyed; and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
World English Bible
They traveled, and a terror of God was on the cities that were around them, and they didn't pursue the sons of Jacob.
Young's Literal Translation
and they journey, and the terror of God is on the cities which are round about them, and they have not pursued after the sons of Jacob.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The terror of God - A supernatural awe sent by the Almighty, was upon the cities that were round about, so that they were not molested in their departure. This could be owing to nothing less than the especial providence of God.
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So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods they had and the rings in their ears, and Jacob buried them under the oak at Shechem.
terror and dread will fall on them. By the power of your arm they will be as still as a stone-- until your people pass by, LORD, until the people you bought pass by.
"I will send my terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run.
This very day I will begin to put the terror and fear of you on all the nations under heaven. They will hear reports of you and will tremble and be in anguish because of you."
1 Samuel 14:15
Then panic struck the whole army--those in the camp and field, and those in the outposts and raiding parties--and the ground shook. It was a panic sent by God.
He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:
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