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Judges 1:5

    Judges 1:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they found Adonibezek in Bezek: and they fought against him, and they slew the Canaanites and the Perizzites.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they found Adonibezek in Bezek: and they fought against him, and they slew the Canaanites and the Perizzites.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they found Adoni-bezek in Bezek; and they fought against him, and they smote the Canaanites and the Perizzites.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they came across Adoni-zedek, and made war on him; and they overcame the Canaanites and the Perizzites.

    Webster's Revision

    And they found Adoni-bezek in Bezek; and they fought against him, and they smote the Canaanites and the Perizzites.

    World English Bible

    They found Adoni-Bezek in Bezek; and they fought against him, and they struck the Canaanites and the Perizzites.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they found Adoni-bezek in Bezek: and they fought against him, and they smote the Canaanites and the Perizzites.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 1:5

    And they found Adoni-bezek - The word מצא matsa, "he found," is used to express a hostile encounter between two parties; to attack, surprise, etc. This is probably its meaning here. Adoni-bezek is literally the lord of Bezek. It is very probable that the different Canaanitish tribes were governed by a sort of chieftains, similar to those among the clans of the ancient Scottish Highlanders. Bezek is said by some to have been in the tribe of Judah. Eusebius and St. Jerome mention two villages of this name, not in the tribe of Judah, but about seventeen miles from Shechem.

    Wesley's Notes on Judges 1:5

    1:5 Adoni - bezek - The lord or king of Bezek; as his name signifies. In Bezek - Whither he fled when he lost the field. Against him - That is, against the city wherein he had encamped himself, and the rest of his army.