New International Version
It was there that they found Adoni-Bezek and fought against him, putting to rout the Canaanites and Perizzites.
King James Bible
And they found Adonibezek in Bezek: and they fought against him, and they slew the Canaanites and the Perizzites.
Darby Bible Translation
And they found Adoni-Bezek in Bezek, and fought against him, and they smote the Canaanites and the Perizzites.
World English Bible
They found Adoni-Bezek in Bezek; and they fought against him, and they struck the Canaanites and the Perizzites.
Young's Literal Translation
and they find Adoni-Bezek in Bezek, and fight against him, and smite the Canaanite and the Perizzite.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And they found Adoni-bezek - The word מצא matsa, "he found," is used to express a hostile encounter between two parties; to attack, surprise, etc. This is probably its meaning here. Adoni-bezek is literally the lord of Bezek. It is very probable that the different Canaanitish tribes were governed by a sort of chieftains, similar to those among the clans of the ancient Scottish Highlanders. Bezek is said by some to have been in the tribe of Judah. Eusebius and St. Jerome mention two villages of this name, not in the tribe of Judah, but about seventeen miles from Shechem.
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1. In the Pentateuch we have the establishment of the Theocracy, with the preparatory and accompanying history pertaining to it. The province of the historical books is to unfold its practiced working, and to show how, under the divine superintendence and guidance, it accomplished the end for which it was given. They contain, therefore, primarily, a history of God's dealings with the covenant people under the economy which he had imposed upon them. They look at the course of human events on the …
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible
And quarreling arose between Abram's herders and Lot's. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time.
When Judah attacked, the LORD gave the Canaanites and Perizzites into their hands, and they struck down ten thousand men at Bezek.
Adoni-Bezek fled, but they chased him and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and big toes.
1 Samuel 11:8
When Saul mustered them at Bezek, the men of Israel numbered three hundred thousand and those of Judah thirty thousand.
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