20:45 The rest85 turned and ran toward the wilderness, heading toward the cliff of Rimmon. But the Israelites86 caught87 five thousand of them on the main roads. They stayed right on their heels88 all the way to Gidom and struck down two thousand more.
tn Heb “they”; the referent (the rest [of the Benjaminites]) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
tn Heb “and they”; the referent (the Israelites) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
tn Heb “gleaned.” The word is an agricultural term which pictures Israelites picking off the Benjaminites as easily as one picks grapes from the vine.
tn Heb “stuck close after them.”