Judges 20:38
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New International Version
The Israelites had arranged with the ambush that they should send up a great cloud of smoke from the city,

King James Bible
Now there was an appointed sign between the men of Israel and the liers in wait, that they should make a great flame with smoke rise up out of the city.

Darby Bible Translation
Now there was an appointed sign between the men of Israel and the ambush, that they should make a thick column of smoke rise up out of the city.

World English Bible
Now the appointed sign between the men of Israel and the ambushers was that they should make a great cloud of smoke rise up out of the city.

Young's Literal Translation
And there was the appointed sign to the men of Israel with the ambush -- their causing to go up a great volume of smoke from the city.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Now there was an appointed sign - From this verse to the end of the chapter we have the details of the same operations which are mentioned, in a general way, in the preceding part of the chapter.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Now there From this verse to the end of the chapter, we have the details of the same operations which are mentioned, in a general way, in the preceding verses of this chapter.

sign. or, time.
and [heb] with
flame [heb] elevation

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To his Most Serene and Mighty Imperial Majesty, and to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation.
Dr. MARTINUS LUTHER. The grace and might of God be with you, Most Serene Majesty! most gracious, well beloved gentlemen! It is not out of mere arrogance and perversity that I, a single poor man, have taken upon me to address your lordships. The distress and misery that oppress all the Christian estates, more especially in Germany, have led not only myself, but every one else, to cry aloud and to ask for help, and have now forced me too, to cry out and to ask, if God would give His Spirit to any one,
Martin Luther—First Principles of the Reformation

Cross References
Joshua 8:13
So the soldiers took up their positions--with the main camp to the north of the city and the ambush to the west of it. That night Joshua went into the valley.

Joshua 8:20
The men of Ai looked back and saw the smoke of the city rising up into the sky, but they had no chance to escape in any direction; the Israelites who had been fleeing toward the wilderness had turned back against their pursuers.

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