Judges 20:47

“But six hundred men turned and fled to the wilderness unto the rock Rimmon, and abode in the rock Rimmon four months.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Judges 20:47

But sixe hundred men turned and fledde to the wildernesse vnto the rocke Rimmon, and abode in the rocke Rimmon foure moneths.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But 600 men turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, and they remained at the rock of Rimmon four months.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But six hundred men turned and fled toward the wilderness unto the rock of Rimmon, and abode in the rock of Rimmon four months.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But six hundred men, turning back, went in flight to the rock of Rimmon in the waste land, and were living on the rock of Rimmon for four months.
- Basic English Bible

And six hundred men turned and fled to the wilderness to the cliff of Rimmon, and abode at the cliff of Rimmon four months.
- Darby Bible

But six hundred men turned and fled to the wilderness to the rock Rimmon, and abode in the rock Rimmon four months.
- Webster's Bible

But six hundred men turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, and stayed in the rock of Rimmon four months.
- World English Bible

and there turn and flee into the wilderness, unto the rock of Rimmon six hundred men, and they dwell in the rock Rimmon four months.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But six hundred men turned and fled toward the wilderness unto the rock of Rimmon, and abode in the rock of Rimmon four months.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Judges 20:47

Wesley's Notes for Judges 20:47


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.

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.

20:48 Turned again - Having destroyed those that came to Gibeah, and into the field, now they follow them home to their several habitations. Men - Comprehensively taken, so as to include women and children. If this seem harsh and bloody, either it may be ascribed to military fury; or perhaps it may be partly justified, from that command of God in a parallel case, #Deut 13:15|, and from that solemn oath by which they had devoted to death all that came not up to Mizpeh, chap.#21:5|, which none of the Benjamites did.


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