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Judges 20:32

32 While the Benjamites were saying, “We are defeating them as before,”k the Israelites were saying, “Let’s retreat and draw them away from the city to the roads.”

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Judges 20:32 — English Standard Version (ESV)

32 And the people of Benjamin said, “They are routed before us, as at the first.” But the people of Israel said, “Let us flee and draw them away from the city to the highways.”

Judges 20:32 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

32 And the children of Benjamin said, They are smitten down before us, as at the first. But the children of Israel said, Let us flee, and draw them from the city unto the highways.

Judges 20:32 — New Living Translation (NLT)

32 Then the warriors of Benjamin shouted, “We’re defeating them as we did before!” But the Israelites had planned in advance to run away so that the men of Benjamin would chase them along the roads and be drawn away from the town.

Judges 20:32 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

32 And the children of Benjamin said, “They are defeated before us, as at first.”

But the children of Israel said, “Let us flee and draw them away from the city to the highways.”

Judges 20:32 — New Century Version (NCV)

32 The Benjaminites said, “We are winning as before!”

But the Israelites said, “Let’s run. Let’s trick them into going farther away from their city and onto the roads.”

Judges 20:32 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

32 And the children of Benjamin said, They are smitten down before us, as at the first. But the children of Israel said, Let us flee, and draw them away from the city unto the highways.

Judges 20:32 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

32 And the children of Benjamin said, They are smitten down before us, as at the first. And the children of Israel said, Let us flee, that we may draw them from the city to the highways.

Judges 20:32 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

32 The men of Benjamin shouted, “They’re defeated as before!”

But the men of Israel had said, “Let’s flee in order to lead them from the city to the roads.”

Judges 20:32 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

32 The Benjaminites said, “We are defeating them as before.”

But the Israelites said, “Let’s flee and draw them away from the city to the highways.”

Judges 20:32 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

32 The Benjaminites thought, “They are being routed before us, as previously.” But the Israelites said, “Let us retreat and draw them away from the city toward the roads.”

Judges 20:32 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

32 And the descendants of Benjamin thought, “They are being defeated before us as previously,” and the Israelites said, “Let us flee and lure them away from the city to the main roads.”

Judges 20:32 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

32 The men of Benjamin said, “We’re winning the battle over them, just as we did before.”

But the men of Israel said, “Let’s pull back. Let’s draw them away from the city to the roads.”

Judges 20:32 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

32 The sons of Benjamin said, “They are struck down before us, as at the first.” But the sons of Israel said, “Let us flee that we may draw them away from the city to the highways.”