New Living Translation
The warriors of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned their backs and fled on the day of battle.
King James Bible
The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.
Darby Bible Translation
The sons of Ephraim, armed bowmen, turned back in the day of battle.
World English Bible
The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.
Young's Literal Translation
Sons of Ephraim -- armed bearers of bow, Have turned in a day of conflict.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
78:9 Ephraim - That Ephraim is here put for all Israel seems evident from the following verse s, wherein the sins, upon which this overthrow is charged, are manifestly the sins of all the children of Israel, and they who are here called Ephraim are called Jacob and Israel, ver.21, and this passage may refer to that dreadful overthrow related, 1Sam 4:10,11, which is particularly named, because as the ark, so the flight was in that tribe. And the psalmist having related this amazing providence, falls into a large discourse of the causes of it, namely, the manifold sins of that and the former generations, which having prosecuted from hence to ver.60, he there returns to this history, and relates the sad consequence of that disaster, the captivity of the ark, and God's forsaking of Shiloh and Ephraim, and removing thence to the tribe of Judah and mount Zion. Bows - These are put for all arms.
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From this Commandment we learn that after the excellent works of the first three Commandments there are no better works than to obey and serve all those who are set over us as superiors. For this reason also disobedience is a greater sin than murder, unchastity, theft and dishonesty, and all that these may include. For we can in no better way learn how to distinguish between greater and lesser sins than by noting the order of the Commandments of God, although there are distinctions also within the …
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When the Israelites saw the smoke, they turned and attacked Benjamin's warriors. By that time Benjamin's warriors had killed about thirty Israelites, and they shouted, "We're defeating them as we did in the first battle!"
1 Chronicles 12:2
All of them were expert archers, and they could shoot arrows or sling stones with their left hand as well as their right. They were all relatives of Saul from the tribe of Benjamin.
They turned back and were as faithless as their parents. They were as undependable as a crooked bow.
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