Saul went to the city of Amalek and set an ambush in the ravine.
Saul came to the city of Amalek and set an ambush in the valley.
Then Saul went to the city of Amalek and lay in wait in the valley.
Saul marched to Amalek City and hid in the canyon.
And Saul came to the town of Amalek, and took up his position in the valley secretly.
Saul came to the city of the Amalekites and lay in wait in the valley.
And Saul came to a city of Amalek, and lay in wait in the valley.
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1 tc The LXX has the plural here, “cities.”
2 tc The translation follows the LXX and Vulgate which assume a reading וַיָּאָרֶב (vayya’arev, “and he set an ambush,” from the root ארב [’rv] with quiescence of alef) rather than the MT, which has וַיָּרֶב (vayyareb, “and he contended,” from the root ריב [ryv]).
3 tn That is, “the dry stream bed.”