Judges 20:46

“So that all which fell that day of Beniamin, were twentie and fiue thousand men that drew the sword; all these were men of valour.”

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Other Translations

So that all which fell that day of Benjamin were twenty and five thousand men that drew the sword; all these [were] men of valour.
- King James Version

So all of Benjamin who fell that day were 25,000 men who draw the sword; all these were valiant warriors.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So that all who fell that day of Benjamin were twenty and five thousand men that drew the sword; all these `were' men of valor.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So twenty-five thousand of the swordsmen of Benjamin came to their end that day, all strong men of war.
- Basic English Bible

So that all who fell that day of Benjamin were twenty-five thousand men that drew the sword: all these, men of valour.
- Darby Bible

So that all who fell that day of Benjamin were twenty and five thousand men that drew the sword; all these were men of valor.
- Webster's Bible

So that all who fell that day of Benjamin were twenty-five thousand men who drew the sword; all these [were] men of valor.
- World English Bible

And all those falling of Benjamin are twenty and five thousand men drawing sword, on that day -- the whole of these [are] men of valour;
- Youngs Literal Bible

So that all who fell that day of Benjamin were twenty and five thousand men that drew the sword; all these were men of valour.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 20:46


20:46 Twenty and five thousand - Besides the odd hundred expressed ver.#35|, but here only the great number is mentioned, the less being omitted, as inconsiderable. Here are also a thousand more omitted, because he speaks only of them who fell in that third day of battle.


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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