2 Kings 14:12
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New Living Translation
Judah was routed by the army of Israel, and its army scattered and fled for home.

King James Bible
And Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to their tents.

Darby Bible Translation
And Judah was routed before Israel; and they fled every man to his tent.

World English Bible
Judah was defeated by Israel; and they fled every man to his tent.

Young's Literal Translation
and Judah is smitten before Israel, and they flee each to his tent.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

14:12 Tents - Josephus says, when they were to engage, they were struck with such a terror, that they did not strike a stroke, but every man made the best of his way.

2 Kings 14:12 Parallel Commentaries

The Figurative Language of Scripture.
1. When the psalmist says: "The Lord God is a sun and shield" (Psa. 84:11), he means that God is to all his creatures the source of life and blessedness, and their almighty protector; but this meaning he conveys under the figure of a sun and a shield. When, again, the apostle James says that Moses is read in the synagogues every Sabbath-day (Acts 15:21), he signifies the writings of Moses under the figure of his name. In these examples the figure lies in particular words. But it may be embodied
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible

The book[1] of Kings is strikingly unlike any modern historical narrative. Its comparative brevity, its curious perspective, and-with some brilliant exceptions--its relative monotony, are obvious to the most cursory perusal, and to understand these things is, in large measure, to understand the book. It covers a period of no less than four centuries. Beginning with the death of David and the accession of Solomon (1 Kings i., ii.) it traverses his reign with considerable fulness (1 Kings iii.-xi.),
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Samuel 4:10
So the Philistines fought desperately, and Israel was defeated again. The slaughter was great; 30,000 Israelite soldiers died that day. The survivors turned and fled to their tents.

2 Samuel 18:17
They threw Absalom's body into a deep pit in the forest and piled a great heap of stones over it. And all Israel fled to their homes.

1 Kings 22:36
Just as the sun was setting, the cry ran through his troops: "We're done for! Run for your lives!"

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