New Living Translation
Each year he traveled around, setting up his court first at Bethel, then at Gilgal, and then at Mizpah. He judged the people of Israel at each of these places.
King James Bible
And he went from year to year in circuit to Bethel, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those places.
Darby Bible Translation
And he went from year to year in circuit to Bethel, and Gilgal, and Mizpah, and judged Israel in all those places.
World English Bible
He went from year to year in circuit to Bethel and Gilgal, and Mizpah; and he judged Israel in all those places.
Young's Literal Translation
and he hath gone from year to year, and gone round Beth-El, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all these places;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:16 In all places - He went to those several places, in compliance with the people, whose convenience he was willing to purchase with his own trouble, as an itinerant judge and preacher; and by his presence in several parts, he could the better observe, and rectify all sorts of miscarriages.
"From Beth-horon to Emmaus it was hilly."--It was sixty furlongs distant from Jerusalem.--"To eight hundred only, dismissed the army, (Vespasian) gave a place, called Ammaus, for them to inhabit: it is sixty furlongs distant from Jerusalem." I inquire, whether this word hath the same etymology with Emmaus near Tiberias, which, from the 'warm baths,' was called Chammath. The Jews certainly do write this otherwise... "The family (say they) of Beth-Pegarim, and Beth Zipperia was out of Emmaus."--The …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
He named that place Bethel (which means "house of God"), although it was previously called Luz.
Eventually, Jacob and his household arrived at Luz (also called Bethel) in Canaan.
Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Today I have rolled away the shame of your slavery in Egypt." So that place has been called Gilgal to this day.
While the Israelites were camped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, they celebrated Passover on the evening of the fourteenth day of the first month.
1 Samuel 7:5
Then Samuel told them, "Gather all of Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray to the LORD for you."
1 Samuel 11:14
Then Samuel said to the people, "Come, let us all go to Gilgal to renew the kingdom."
Don't worship at the pagan altars at Bethel; don't go to the shrines at Gilgal or Beersheba. For the people of Gilgal will be dragged off into exile, and the people of Bethel will be reduced to nothing."
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