Judges 20:45

“And they turned and fled toward the wildernesse vnto the rocke of Rimmon: and they gleaned of them in the high wayes fiue thousand men: and pursued hard after them vnto Gidom, and slew two thousand men of them.”

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Other Translations

And they turned and fled toward the wilderness unto the rock of Rimmon: and they gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men; and pursued hard after them unto Gidom, and slew two thousand men of them.
- King James Version

The rest turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, but they caught 5,000 of them on the highways and overtook them at Gidom and killed 2,000 of them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they turned and fled toward the wilderness unto the rock of Rimmon: and they gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men, and followed hard after them unto Gidom, and smote of them two thousand men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And turning, they went in flight to the rock of Rimmon in the waste land: and on the highways five thousand of them were cut off by the men of Israel, who, pushing on hard after them to Geba, put to death two thousand more.
- Basic English Bible

And they turned and fled towards the wilderness to the cliff of Rimmon, and they gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men; and pursued hard after them to Gidom, and slew two thousand men of them.
- Darby Bible

And they turned and fled towards the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon: and they gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men; and pursued hard after them to Gidom, and slew two thousand men of them.
- Webster's Bible

They turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon: and they gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men, and followed hard after them to Gidom, and struck of them two thousand men.
- World English Bible

and they turn and flee toward the wilderness, unto the rock of Rimmon; and they glean of them in the highways five thousand men, and follow after them unto Gidom, and smite of them two thousand men.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they turned and fled toward the wilderness unto the rock of Rimmon; and they gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men; and followed hard after them unto Gidom, and smote of them two thousand men.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 20:45


20:45 Gleaned - That is, a metaphor from those who gather grapes or corn so clearly and fully, that they leave no relicks for those who come after them.


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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