And when the men
'enowsh  (en-oshe')
a mortal; hence, a man in general (singly or collectively)English versions, especially when used in apposition with another word.
of Ai
`Ay  (ah'ee)
Ai, Aja or Ajath, a place in Palestine -- Ai, Aija, Aijath, Hai.
panah  (paw-naw')
to turn; by implication, to face, i.e. appear, look, etc.
'achar  (akh-ar')
the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses)
them they saw
ra'ah  (raw-aw')
to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative)surely, think, view, visions.
and behold the smoke
`ashan  (aw-shawn')
smoke, literally or figuratively (vapor, dust, anger) -- smoke(-ing).
of the city
`iyr  (eer)
or (in the plural) par {awr}; or ayar (Judges 10:4) {aw-yar'}; a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) -- Ai (from margin), city, court (from margin), town.
ascended up
`alah  (aw-law')
to ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative (as follow)
to heaven
shamayim  (shaw-mah'-yim)
air, astrologer, heaven(-s).
and they had no power
yad  (yawd)
a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.),
to flee
nuwc  (noos)
to flit, i.e. vanish away (subside, escape; causatively, chase, impel, deliver)
this way or that way
hennah  (hane'-naw)
hither or thither (but used both of place and time) -- here, hither(-to), now, on this (that) side, + since, this (that) way, thitherward, + thus far, to...fro, + yet.
and the people
`am  (am)
a people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock -- folk, men, nation, people.
that fled
nuwc  (noos)
to flit, i.e. vanish away (subside, escape; causatively, chase, impel, deliver)
to the wilderness
midbar  (mid-bawr')
a pasture (i.e. open field, whither cattle are driven); by implication, a desert; also speech (including its organs) -- desert, south, speech, wilderness.
turned back
haphak  (haw-fak')
to turn about or over; by implication, to change, overturn, return, pervert
upon the pursuers
radaph  (raw-daf')
to run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively (of time) gone by) -- chase, put to flight, follow (after, on), hunt, (be under) persecute(-ion, -or), pursue(-r).