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Judges 20:18

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20:18 The Israelites went up to Bethel 1  and asked God, 2  “Who should lead the charge against the Benjaminites?” 3  The Lord said, “Judah should lead.”

Judges 20:31

Context
20:31 The Benjaminites attacked 4  the army, leaving the city unguarded. 5  They began to strike down their enemy 6  just as they had done before. On the main roads (one leads to Bethel, 7  the other to Gibeah) and in the field, they struck down 8  about thirty Israelites.

Judges 21:2

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21:2 So the people came to Bethel 9  and sat there before God until evening, weeping loudly and uncontrollably. 10 

1 map For location see Map4 G4; Map5 C1; Map6 E3; Map7 D1; Map8 G3.

2 tn Heb “They arose and went up to Bethel and asked God, and the Israelites said.”

3 tn Heb “Who should go up for us first for battle against the sons of Benjamin?”

4 tn Heb “went out to meet.”

5 tn Heb “and they were drawn away from the city.”

6 tn Heb “from the army wounded ones.”

7 map For location see Map4 G4; Map5 C1; Map6 E3; Map7 D1; Map8 G3.

8 tn The words “they struck down” are supplied in the translation for clarification.

9 map For location see Map4 G4; Map5 C1; Map6 E3; Map7 D1; Map8 G3.

10 tn Heb “and they lifted up their voice[s] and wept with great weeping.” Both the cognate accusative בְּכִי (bekhi, “weeping”) and the attributive adjective גָדוֹל (gadol, “great”) emphasize their degree of sorrow.



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