And they went on, stopping at Geruth Kimham near Bethlehem on their way to Egypt
And they went and stayed in Geruth Chimham, which is beside Bethlehem, in order to proceed into Egypt
They took them all to the village of Geruth–kimham near Bethlehem, where they prepared to leave for Egypt.
They set out at once for Egypt to get away from the Chaldeans, stopping on the way at Geruth-kimham near Bethlehem.
And they went and were living in the resting-place of Chimham, which is near Beth-lehem on the way into Egypt,
And they set out, and stopped at Geruth Chimham near Bethlehem, intending to go to Egypt
And they departed and dwelt in the habitation of Chimham, which is near Bethlehem, as they went on their way to Egypt,
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1 tn Heb “Chaldeans.” See the study note on 21:4 for explanation.
2 sn Geruth Kimham is nowhere else mentioned in the Bible and its precise location is unknown. Many commentators relate the second part of the name to the name of the son of David’s benefactor when he fled from Absalom (2 Sam 19:38-39) and see this as a reference to an estate that David assigned this son as reward for his father’s largess. Gibeon was about six miles northwest of Jerusalem and Benjamin is approximately the same distance southwest of it. Hence, the people mentioned here had not traveled all that far.