New Living Translation
Then all the men in the town were called out to chase after them. In this way, they were lured away from the town.
King James Bible
And all the people that were in Ai were called together to pursue after them: and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.
Darby Bible Translation
And all the people that were in the city were called together to pursue after them; and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.
World English Bible
All the people who were in the city were called together to pursue after them. They pursued Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.
Young's Literal Translation
and all the people who are in the city are called to pursue after them, and they pursue after Joshua, and are drawn away out of the city,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:16 All the people - Namely, all that were able to bear arms, for old men and children were unfit for the pursuit or fight; and that they were yet left, may seem from ver.24, 25.
LibraryJesus in the Tomb.
It was about three o'clock in the afternoon, according to our manner of reckoning, when Jesus expired. A Jewish law forbade a corpse suspended on the cross to be left beyond the evening of the day of the execution. It is not probable that in the executions performed by the Romans this rule was observed; but as the next day was the Sabbath, and a Sabbath of peculiar solemnity, the Jews expressed to the Roman authorities their desire that this holy day should not be profaned by such a spectacle. …
Ernest Renan—The Life of Jesus
Moses and his Writings
There was not a man left in Ai or Bethel who did not chase after the Israelites, and the town was left wide open.
When the men of Benjamin came out to attack, they were drawn away from the town. And as they had done before, they began to kill the Israelites. About thirty Israelites died in the open fields and along the roads, one leading to Bethel and the other leading back to Gibeah.
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