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Judges 1:24

    Judges 1:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the spies saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Shew us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will shew thee mercy.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the spies saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said to him, Show us, we pray you, the entrance into the city, and we will show you mercy.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the watchers saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Show us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will deal kindly with thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the watchers saw a man coming out of the town, and said to him, If you will make clear to us the way into the town, we will be kind to you.

    Webster's Revision

    And the watchers saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Show us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will deal kindly with thee.

    World English Bible

    The watchers saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said to him, "Please show us the entrance into the city, and we will deal kindly with you."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the watchers saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Shew us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will deal kindly with thee.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 1:24

    Show us - the entrance into the city - Taken in whatever light we choose, the conduct of this man was execrable. He was a traitor to his country, and he was accessary to the destruction of the lives and property of his fellow citizens, which he most sinfully betrayed, in order to save his own. According to the rules and laws of war, the children of Judah might avail themselves of such men and their information; but this does not lessen, on the side of this traitor, the turpitude of the action.

    Wesley's Notes on Judges 1:24

    1:24 The entrance - On which side it is weakest, that we might best invade and take it.