Judges 20:22

“And the people the men of Israel incouraged themselues, & set their battel againe in aray, in the place where they put themselues in aray the first day.”

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Other Translations

And the people the men of Israel encouraged themselves, and set their battle again in array in the place where they put themselves in array the first day.
- King James Version

But the people, the men of Israel, encouraged themselves and arrayed for battle again in the place where they had arrayed themselves the first day.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the people, the men of Israel, encouraged themselves, and set the battle again in array in the place where they set themselves in array the first day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the people, the men of Israel, taking heart again, put their forces in order and took up the same position as on the first day.
- Basic English Bible

And the people, the men of Israel, took courage, and set the battle again in array in the place where they put themselves in array the first day.
- Darby Bible

And the people the men of Israel encouraged themselves, and set their battle again in array in the place where they put themselves in array the first day.
- Webster's Bible

The people, the men of Israel, encouraged themselves, and set the battle again in array in the place where they set themselves in array the first day.
- World English Bible

And the people, the men of Israel, strengthen themselves, and add to set the battle in array in the place where they arranged themselves on the first day.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the people, the men of Israel, encouraged themselves, and set the battle again in array in the place where they set themselves in array the first day.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 20:22


20:22 Encouraged - Heb. strengthened themselves, supporting themselves with the consciousness of the justice of their cause, and putting themselves in better order for defending themselves, and annoying their enemies.


Discussion for Judges 20

  • Steve
    On verse 16. Most people are naturally right handed, so to fight sword with sword with a left handed person would be much harder. Remember how Ehud was left handed and drew the sword against King Eglon. Towers in castles of old had spiral stair cases in the direction that a right handed man would use the the sword to defend in this case a left handed man would find it easier to attack upwards.
  • BSP
    Verse 5~The men of Gibeah were wicked and so they had to be punished for their inhumane crimes.
  • Lu2677
    Not all concubines were wicked,many possibly were virgins when they were chosen.1Chroncicles 1:32 Abraham had concubines and had children with them, he was a godly man. It was not adultry. 2Samuel 5:11-14 David took more concubines from Jerusalem after God made him king over Israel. It was not sin. Solomon took many from nations that God told him not to take from, it was his undoing; 1Kings 11:1-4
  • April
    I am so confused,from what I understand a concubine was not a virgin and the man offered up the concubine for the mens entertainment purposes,and although she was a concubine,not one with god for her actions,what these men did was horrifically disgusting and an abomination,yes whoring around is a sin and all but she wasn't KILLING and beating people,and she will answer for her own actions.....wow.
  • Kim Alexander
    I'm sure the Lord knew, the intentions of those men. But if they would had just went on and killed those men, then the virgin would had still been alive.
  • Grafton griffith
    trust God even if we don not understand what He is doing.

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