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Judges 20:1-48

Then all the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>
went out
<03318> (8799)_,
and the congregation
<05712>
was gathered together
<06950> (8735)
as one
<0259>
man
<0376>_,
from Dan
<01835>
even to Beersheba
<0884>_,
with the land
<0776>
of Gilead
<01568>_,
unto the LORD
<03068>
in Mizpeh
<04709>_.
And the chief
<06438>
of all the people
<05971>_,
[even] of all the tribes
<07626>
of Israel
<03478>_,
presented
<03320> (8691)
themselves in the assembly
<06951>
of the people
<05971>
of God
<0430>_,
four
<0702>
hundred
<03967>
thousand
<0505>
footmen
<0376> <07273>
that drew
<08025> (8802)
sword
<02719>_.
(Now the children
<01121>
of Benjamin
<01144>
heard
<08085> (8799)
that the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>
were gone up
<05927> (8804)
to Mizpeh
<04709>.)
Then said
<0559> (8799)
the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>_,
Tell
<01696> (8761)
[us], how was
<01961> (8738)
this wickedness
<07451>_?
And the Levite
<03881> <0376>_,
the husband
<0376>
of the woman
<0802>
that was slain
<07523> (8737)_,
answered
<06030> (8799)
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
I came
<0935> (8804)
into Gibeah
<01390>
that [belongeth] to Benjamin
<01144>_,
I and my concubine
<06370>_,
to lodge
<03885> (8800)_.
{the Levite: Heb. the man the Levite}
And the men
<01167>
of Gibeah
<01390>
rose
<06965> (8799)
against me, and beset
<05437> (0)
the house
<01004>
round about
<05437> (8799)
upon me by night
<03915>_,
[and] thought
<01819> (8765)
to have slain
<02026> (8800)
me: and my concubine
<06370>
have they forced
<06031> (8765)_,
that she is dead
<04191> (8799)_.
{forced: Heb. humbled}
And I took
<0270> (8799)
my concubine
<06370>_,
and cut her in pieces
<05408> (8762)_,
and sent
<07971> (8762)
her throughout all the country
<07704>
of the inheritance
<05159>
of Israel
<03478>_:
for they have committed
<06213> (8804)
lewdness
<02154>
and folly
<05039>
in Israel
<03478>_.
Behold, ye [are] all children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>_;
give
<03051> (8798)
here
<01988>
your advice
<01697>
and counsel
<06098>_.
And all the people
<05971>
arose
<06965> (8799)
as one
<0259>
man
<0376>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
We will not any
<0376>
[of us] go
<03212> (8799)
to his tent
<0168>_,
neither will we any
<0376>
[of us] turn
<05493> (8799)
into his house
<01004>_.
But now this [shall be] the thing
<01697>
which we will do
<06213> (8799)
to Gibeah
<01390>_;
[we will go up] by lot
<01486>
against it;
And we will take
<03947> (8804)
ten
<06235>
men
<0582>
of an hundred
<03967>
throughout all the tribes
<07626>
of Israel
<03478>_,
and an hundred
<03967>
of a thousand
<0505>_,
and a thousand
<0505>
out of ten thousand
<07233>_,
to fetch
<03947> (8800)
victual
<06720>
for the people
<05971>_,
that they may do
<06213> (8800)_,
when they come
<0935> (8800)
to Gibeah
<01387>
of Benjamin
<01144>_,
according to all the folly
<05039>
that they have wrought
<06213> (8804)
in Israel
<03478>_.
So all the men
<0376>
of Israel
<03478>
were gathered
<0622> (8735)
against the city
<05892>_,
knit together
<02270>
as one
<0259>
man
<0376>_.
{knit...: Heb. fellows}
And the tribes
<07626>
of Israel
<03478>
sent
<07971> (8799)
men
<0582>
through all the tribe
<07626>
of Benjamin
<01144>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
What wickedness
<07451>
[is] this that is done
<01961> (8738)
among you?
Now therefore deliver
<05414> (8798)
[us] the men
<0582>_,
the children
<01121>
of Belial
<01100>_,
which [are] in Gibeah
<01390>_,
that we may put them to death
<04191> (8686)_,
and put away
<01197> (8762)
evil
<07451>
from Israel
<03478>_.
But the children
<01121>
of Benjamin
<01144>
would
<014> (8804)
not hearken
<08085> (8800)
to the voice
<06963>
of their brethren
<0251>
the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>_:
But the children
<01121>
of Benjamin
<01144>
gathered themselves together
<0622> (8735)
out of the cities
<05892>
unto Gibeah
<01390>_,
to go out
<03318> (8800)
to battle
<04421>
against the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>_.
And the children
<01121>
of Benjamin
<01144>
were numbered
<06485> (8691)
at that time
<03117>
out of the cities
<05892>
twenty
<06242>
and six
<08337>
thousand
<0505>
men
<0376>
that drew
<08025> (8802)
sword
<02719>_,
beside the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of Gibeah
<01390>_,
which were numbered
<06485> (8694)
seven
<07651>
hundred
<03967>
chosen
<0977> (8803)
men
<0376>_.
Among all this people
<05971>
[there were] seven
<07651>
hundred
<03967>
chosen
<0977> (8803)
men
<0376>
lefthanded
<0334> <03027> <03225>_;
every one could sling
<07049> (8802)
stones
<068>
at an hair
<08185>
[breadth], and not miss
<02398> (8686)_.
And the men
<0376>
of Israel
<03478>_,
beside Benjamin
<01144>_,
were numbered
<06485> (8694)
four
<0702>
hundred
<03967>
thousand
<0505>
men
<0376>
that drew
<08025> (8802)
sword
<02719>_:
all these [were] men
<0376>
of war
<04421>_.
And the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>
arose
<06965> (8799)_,
and went up
<05927> (8799)
to the house
<01004>
of God
<0430> (8677) <01008>_,
and asked
<07592> (8799)
counsel of God
<0430>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Which
<04310>
of us shall go up
<05927> (8799)
first
<08462>
to the battle
<04421>
against the children
<01121>
of Benjamin
<01144>_?
And the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Judah
<03063>
[shall go up] first
<08462>_.
And the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>
rose up
<06965> (8799)
in the morning
<01242>_,
and encamped
<02583> (8799)
against Gibeah
<01390>_.
And the men
<0376>
of Israel
<03478>
went out
<03318> (8799)
to battle
<04421>
against Benjamin
<01144>_;
and the men
<0376>
of Israel
<03478>
put themselves in array
<06186> (8799)
to fight
<04421>
against them at Gibeah
<01390>_.
And the children
<01121>
of Benjamin
<01144>
came forth
<03318> (8799)
out of Gibeah
<01390>_,
and destroyed down
<07843> (8686)
to the ground
<0776>
of the Israelites
<03478>
that day
<03117>
twenty
<06242>
and two
<08147>
thousand
<0505>
men
<0376>_.
And the people
<05971>
the men
<0376>
of Israel
<03478>
encouraged
<02388> (8691)
themselves, and set their battle
<04421>
again
<03254> (8686)
in array
<06186> (8800)
in the place
<04725>
where they put themselves in array
<06186> (8804)
the first
<07223>
day
<03117>_.
(And the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>
went up
<05927> (8799)
and wept
<01058> (8799)
before
<06440>
the LORD
<03068>
until even
<06153>_,
and asked
<07592> (8799)
counsel of the LORD
<03068>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Shall I go up
<05066> (8800)
again
<03254> (8686)
to battle
<04421>
against the children
<01121>
of Benjamin
<01144>
my brother
<0251>_?
And the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Go up
<05927> (8798)
against him.)
And the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>
came near
<07126> (8799)
against the children
<01121>
of Benjamin
<01144>
the second
<08145>
day
<03117>_.
And Benjamin
<01144>
went forth
<03318> (8799)
against
<07125> (8800)
them out of Gibeah
<01390>
the second
<08145>
day
<03117>_,
and destroyed down
<07843> (8686)
to the ground
<0776>
of the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>
again eighteen
<08083> <06240>
thousand
<0505>
men
<0376>_;
all these drew
<08025> (8802)
the sword
<02719>_.
Then all the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>_,
and all the people
<05971>_,
went up
<05927> (8799)_,
and came
<0935> (8799)
unto the house
<01004>
of God
<0430> (8677) <01008>_,
and wept
<01058> (8799)_,
and sat
<03427> (8799)
there before
<06440>
the LORD
<03068>_,
and fasted
<06684> (8799)
that day
<03117>
until even
<06153>_,
and offered
<05927> (8686)
burnt offerings
<05930>
and peace offerings
<08002>
before
<06440>
the LORD
<03068>_.
And the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>
enquired
<07592> (8799)
of the LORD
<03068>_,
(for the ark
<0727>
of the covenant
<01285>
of God
<0430>
[was] there in those days
<03117>_,
And Phinehas
<06372>_,
the son
<01121>
of Eleazar
<0499>_,
the son
<01121>
of Aaron
<0175>_,
stood
<05975> (8802)
before
<06440>
it in those days
<03117>,)
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Shall I yet again
<03254> (8686)
go out
<03318> (8800)
to battle
<04421>
against the children
<01121>
of Benjamin
<01144>
my brother
<0251>_,
or shall I cease
<02308> (8799)_?
And the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Go up
<05927> (8798)_;
for to morrow
<04279>
I will deliver
<05414> (8799)
them into thine hand
<03027>_.
And Israel
<03478>
set
<07760> (8799)
liers in wait
<0693> (8802)
round about
<05439>
Gibeah
<01390>_.
And the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>
went up
<05927> (8799)
against the children
<01121>
of Benjamin
<01144>
on the third
<07992>
day
<03117>_,
and put themselves in array
<06186> (8799)
against Gibeah
<01390>_,
as at other times
<06471>_.
And the children
<01121>
of Benjamin
<01144>
went out
<03318> (8799)
against
<07125> (8800)
the people
<05971>_,
[and] were drawn away
<05423> (8717)
from the city
<05892>_;
and they began
<02490> (8686)
to smite
<05221> (8687)
of the people
<05971>_,
[and] kill
<02491>_,
as at other times
<06471>_,
in the highways
<04546>_,
of which one
<0259>
goeth up
<05927> (8802)
to the house
<01004>
of God
<0430> (8677) <01008>_,
and the other
<0259>
to Gibeah
<01390>
in the field
<07704>_,
about thirty
<07970>
men
<0376>
of Israel
<03478>_.
{to smite...: Heb. to smite of the people wounded as at, etc} {the house...: or, Bethel}
And the children
<01121>
of Benjamin
<01144>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
They [are] smitten down
<05062> (8737)
before
<06440>
us, as at the first
<07223>_.
But the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>
said
<0559> (8804)_,
Let us flee
<05127> (8799)_,
and draw
<05423> (8804)
them from the city
<05892>
unto the highways
<04546>_.
And all the men
<0376>
of Israel
<03478>
rose up
<06965> (8804)
out of their place
<04725>_,
and put themselves in array
<06186> (8799)
at Baaltamar
<01193>_:
and the liers in wait
<0693> (8802)
of Israel
<03478>
came forth
<01518> (8688)
out of their places
<04725>_,
[even] out of the meadows
<04629>
of Gibeah
<01387>_.
And there came
<0935> (8799)
against
<05048>
Gibeah
<01390>
ten
<06235>
thousand
<0505>
chosen
<0977> (8803)
men
<0376>
out of all Israel
<03478>_,
and the battle
<04421>
was sore
<03513> (8804)_:
but they knew
<03045> (8804)
not that evil
<07451>
[was] near
<05060> (8802)
them.
And the LORD
<03068>
smote
<05062> (8799)
Benjamin
<01144>
before
<06440>
Israel
<03478>_:
and the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>
destroyed
<07843> (8686)
of the Benjamites
<01145>
that day
<03117>
twenty
<06242>
and five
<02568>
thousand
<0505>
and an hundred
<03967>
men
<0376>_:
all these drew
<08025> (8802)
the sword
<02719>_.
So the children
<01121>
of Benjamin
<01144>
saw
<07200> (8799)
that they were smitten
<05062> (8738)_:
for the men
<0376>
of Israel
<03478>
gave
<05414> (8799)
place
<04725>
to the Benjamites
<01145>_,
because they trusted
<0982> (8804)
unto the liers in wait
<0693> (8802)
which they had set
<07760> (8804)
beside Gibeah
<01390>_.
And the liers in wait
<0693> (8802)
hasted
<02363> (8689)_,
and rushed
<06584> (8799)
upon Gibeah
<01390>_;
and the liers in wait
<0693> (8802)
drew [themselves] along
<04900> (8799)_,
and smote
<05221> (8686)
all the city
<05892>
with the edge
<06310>
of the sword
<02719>_.
{drew...: or, made a long sound with the trumpet}
Now there was an appointed sign
<04150>
between the men
<0376>
of Israel
<03478>
and
<05973>
the liers in wait
<0693> (8802)_,
that they should make a great
<07235> (8685)
flame
<04864>
with smoke
<06227>
rise up
<05927> (8687)
out of the city
<05892>_.
{sign: or, time} {and: Heb. with} {flame: Heb. elevation}
And when the men
<0376>
of Israel
<03478>
retired
<02015> (8799)
in the battle
<04421>_,
Benjamin
<01144>
began
<02490> (8689)
to smite
<05221> (8687)
[and] kill
<02491>
of the men
<0376>
of Israel
<03478>
about thirty
<07970>
persons
<0376>_:
for they said
<0559> (8804)_,
Surely
<05062> (8736)
they are smitten down
<05062> (8737)
before
<06440>
us, as [in] the first
<07223>
battle
<04421>_.
{to smite...: Heb. to smite the wounded}
But when the flame
<04864>
began
<02490> (8689)
to arise up
<05927> (8800)
out of the city
<05892>
with a pillar
<05982>
of smoke
<06227>_,
the Benjamites
<01145>
looked
<06437> (8799)
behind
<0310>
them, and, behold, the flame
<03632>
of the city
<05892>
ascended up
<05927> (8804)
to heaven
<08064>_.
{the flame of: Heb. the whole consumption of}
And when the men
<0376>
of Israel
<03478>
turned again
<02015> (8804)_,
the men
<0376>
of Benjamin
<01144>
were amazed
<0926> (8735)_:
for they saw
<07200> (8804)
that evil
<07451>
was come
<05060> (8804)
upon them. {was come...: Heb. touched them}
Therefore they turned
<06437> (8799)
[their backs] before
<06440>
the men
<0376>
of Israel
<03478>
unto the way
<01870>
of the wilderness
<04057>_;
but the battle
<04421>
overtook
<01692> (8689)
them; and them which [came] out of the cities
<05892>
they destroyed
<07843> (8688)
in the midst
<08432>
of them.
[Thus] they inclosed
<03803> (8765)
the Benjamites
<01145>
round about
<03803> (8765)_,
[and] chased
<07291> (8689)
them, [and] trode them down
<01869> (8689)
with ease
<04496>
over against
<05227>
Gibeah
<01390>
toward the sunrising
<04217> <08121>_.
{with ease...: or, from Menuchah, etc} {over...: Heb. unto over against}
And there fell
<05307> (8799)
of Benjamin
<01144>
eighteen
<08083> <06240>
thousand
<0505>
men
<0376>_;
all these [were] men
<0582>
of valour
<02428>_.
And they turned
<06437> (8799)
and fled
<05127> (8799)
toward the wilderness
<04057>
unto the rock
<05553>
of Rimmon
<07417>_:
and they gleaned
<05953> (8779)
of them in the highways
<04546>
five
<02568>
thousand
<0505>
men
<0376>_;
and pursued
<01692> (8686)
hard after
<0310>
them unto Gidom
<01440>_,
and slew
<05221> (8686)
two thousand
<0505>
men
<0376>
of them.
So that all which fell
<05307> (8802)
that day
<03117>
of Benjamin
<01144>
were twenty
<06242>
and five
<02568>
thousand
<0505>
men
<0376>
that drew
<08025> (8802)
the sword
<02719>_;
all these [were] men
<0582>
of valour
<02428>_.
But six
<08337>
hundred
<03967>
men
<0376>
turned
<06437> (8799)
and fled
<05127> (8799)
to the wilderness
<04057>
unto the rock
<05553>
Rimmon
<07417>_,
and abode
<03427> (8799)
in the rock
<05553>
Rimmon
<07417>
four
<0702>
months
<02320>_.
And the men
<0376>
of Israel
<03478>
turned again
<07725> (8804)
upon the children
<01121>
of Benjamin
<01144>_,
and smote
<05221> (8686)
them with the edge
<06310>
of the sword
<02719>_,
as well the men
<04974>
of [every] city
<05892>_,
as
<05704>
the beast
<0929>_,
and all that came to hand
<04672> (8737)_:
also they set
<07971> (8765)
on fire
<0784>
all the cities
<05892>
that they came to
<04672> (8737)_.
{came to hand: Heb. was found} {they came...: Heb. were found}


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