20:20 The men of Israel marched out to fight Benjamin; they 1 arranged their battle lines against Gibeah. 20:21 The Benjaminites attacked from Gibeah and struck down twenty-two thousand Israelites that day. 2
21:10 So the assembly sent 12,000 capable warriors 3 against Jabesh Gilead. 4 They commanded them, “Go and kill with your swords 5 the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead, including the women and little children.
1 tn Heb “the men of Israel.” The noun phrase has been replaced by the pronoun (“they”) in the translation for stylistic reasons.
2 tn Heb “The sons of Benjamin came out of Gibeah and they struck down in Israel that day twenty-two thousand men to the ground.”
3 tn Heb “men, sons of strength.”
4 tn Heb “there.”
5 tn Heb “the edge of the sword.”