Judges 20:30

“And the children of Israel went vp against the children of Beniamin on the third day, and put themselues in aray against Gibeah, as at other times.”

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Other Translations

And the children of Israel went up against the children of Benjamin on the third day, and put themselves in array against Gibeah, as at other times.
- King James Version

The sons of Israel went up against the sons of Benjamin on the third day and arrayed themselves against Gibeah as at other times.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the children of Israel went up against the children of Benjamin on the third day, and set themselves in array against Gibeah, as at other times.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the children of Israel went up against the children of Benjamin on the third day, and put themselves in fighting order against Gibeah as before.
- Basic English Bible

And the children of Israel went up against the children of Benjamin on the third day, and put themselves in array against Gibeah, as at the other times.
- Darby Bible

And the children of Israel went up against the children of Benjamin on the third day, and put themselves in array against Gibeah, as at other times.
- Webster's Bible

The children of Israel went up against the children of Benjamin on the third day, and set themselves in array against Gibeah, as at other times.
- World English Bible

and the sons of Israel go up against the sons of Benjamin, on the third day, and arrange themselves against Gibeah, as time by time.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the children of Israel went up against the children of Benjamin on the third day, and set themselves in array against Gibeah, as at other times.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 20:30


20:30 The children of Israel - That is, a considerable part of them, who were ordered to give the first onset, and then to counterfeit flight, to draw the Benjamites forth from their strong - hold. See ver.#32|.


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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