20:38 The Israelites and the men hiding in ambush had arranged a signal. When the men hiding in ambush 1 sent up a smoke signal from the city, 20:39 the Israelites counterattacked. 2 Benjamin had begun to strike down the Israelites; 3 they struck down 4 about thirty men. They said, “There’s no doubt about it! They are totally defeated as in the earlier battle.”
1 tn Heb “they”; the referent (the men hiding in ambush) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
2 tn Heb “turned in the battle.”
3 tn Heb “And Benjamin began to strike down wounded ones among the men of Israel.”
4 tn The words “they struck down” are supplied in the translation for clarification.