New International Version
While each man held his position around the camp, all the Midianites ran, crying out as they fled.
King James Bible
And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.
Darby Bible Translation
And they stood every man in his place round about the camp; and all the host ran, and cried out, and fled.
World English Bible
They stood every man in his place around the camp; and all the army ran; and they shouted, and put [them] to flight.
Young's Literal Translation
And they stand each in his place, round about the camp, and all the camp runneth, and they shout, and flee;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They stood every man in his place - Each of the three companies kept its station, and continued to sound their trumpets. The Midianites seeing this, and believing that they were the trumpets of a numerous army which had then penetrated their camp, were thrown instantly into confusion; and supposing that their enemies were in the midst of them, they turned their swords against every man they met, while at the same time they endeavored to escape for their lives. No stratagem was ever better imagined, better executed, or more completely successful.
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TEXT: "And they stood every man in his place round about the camp, and all the host ran, and cried, and fled."--Judges 7:21. Few things in this world are so inspiring to the traveler and at the same time so depressing as a city or temple in ruins. I remember a delightful experience in passing through the ruins of Karnak and Luxor, on the Nile in Egypt, and later passing through Phylae at Assuan on the Nile; and these two thoughts, each the opposite of the other, kept constantly coming to my mind. …
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot
A Battle Without a Sword
Thirdly, for Thy Actions.
Lii. Concerning Hypocrisy, Worldly Anxiety, Watchfulness, and his Approaching Passion.
quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.
The three companies blew the trumpets and smashed the jars. Grasping the torches in their left hands and holding in their right hands the trumpets they were to blow, they shouted, "A sword for the LORD and for Gideon!"
2 Kings 7:7
So they got up and fled in the dusk and abandoned their tents and their horses and donkeys. They left the camp as it was and ran for their lives.
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