Judges 20:38 [study!]
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) 
Now the appointed sign between the men of Israel and the liers-in-wait was, that they should make a great cloud of smoke rise up out of the city.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
Now there was an appointed sign between the men of Israel and the liers in wait, that they should make a great flame with smoke rise up out of the city.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
Now the appointed sign between the men of Israel and the men in ambush was that they would make a great cloud of smoke rise from the city.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
Now there was an appointed sign between the men of Israel and the liers in wait, that they should make a great flame with smoke to rise from the city.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
Now there was an appointed sign between the men of Israel and the ambush, that they should make a thick column of smoke rise up out of the city.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
Now, the appointed sign, between the men of Israel and the liers in wait, had been,to cause a great cloud of smoke to ascend out of the city.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
And there was the appointed sign to the men of Israel with the ambushtheir causing to go up a great volume of smoke from the city.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
Now the children of Israel had given a sign to them, whom they had laid in ambushes, that after they had taken the city, they should make a fire: that by the smoke rising on high, they might shew that the city was taken.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) 
Nowe there was an appointed signe between the men of Israel and the liers in wait, that they should make a great flame with smoke rise vp out of the citie.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
And the children of Israel had a signal of battle with the liers in wait, that they should send up a signal of smoke from the city.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008)  
Now there was an appointed sign between the men of Yisrael and the liers in wait, that they should make a great flame with smoke rise up out of the city.
Now there was
A primitive root (compare H1933
); to exist
, that is, be
, come to pass
(always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
an appointed sign
; properly an appointment
, that is, a fixed time
or season; specifically a festival
; conventionally a year
; by implication, an assembly
(as convened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation
; by extension, the place of meeting
; also a signal
(as appointed beforehand).
between the men
Contracted for H0582
(or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant
); a man
as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
; he will rule
, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
; adverb or preposition, with
(that is, in conjunction
with), in varied applications; specifically equally with
; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English).
the liers in wait,
A primitive root; to lurk
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814
Count - 5386
that they should make a great
A primitive root; to increase
(in whatever respect).
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818
Mood - Imperative (See H8810
Count - 731
; properly (abstractly) a raising
(as of the hands in prayer), or rising
(of flame); figuratively an utterance
; concretely a beacon
); a present
(as taken), mess
, or tribute
; figuratively a reproach
(as a burden).
, literally or figuratively (vapor
A primitive root; to ascend
, intransitively (be high
) or active (mount
); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literally and figuratively.
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812
Count - 1162
; properly a part
of; hence (prepositionally), from
or out of
in many senses.
(a place guarded by waking
or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment
- Now there:
- From this verse to the end of the chapter, we have the details of the same operations which are mentioned, in a general way, in the preceding verses of this chapter.
- or, time,
Genesis 17:21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
2 Kings 4:16 And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, [thou] man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.
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