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| Book of Judges|
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- Judges 20:1-11 [ Verse 1 in Original: Hebrew / Greek ]
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- 1 Then all the sons of Israel from Dan to Beersheba, including the land of Gilead, came out, and the congregation assembled as one man to the LORD at Mizpah. R377 2 The chiefs F313 of all the people, even of all the tribes of Israel, took their stand in the assembly of the people of God, 400,000 foot soldiers F314 who R378 drew the sword. 3 (Now the sons of Benjamin heard that the sons of Israel had gone up to Mizpah.) And the sons of Israel said, "Tell us, how did this wickedness take place?" 4 So the Levite, the husband of the woman who was murdered, answered and said, "I came with my concubine to spend the night at Gibeah which belongs to Benjamin. 5 "But the men R379 of Gibeah rose up against me and surrounded the house at night because of me. They intended to kill me; instead, they ravished R380 my concubine so that she died. 6 "And I took R381 hold of my concubine and cut her in pieces and sent her throughout the land of Israel's inheritance; for they R382 have committed a lewd and disgraceful act in Israel. 7 "Behold, all you sons of Israel, give R383 your advice and counsel here." 8 Then all the people arose as one man, saying, "Not one of us will go to his tent, nor will any of us return to his house. 9 "But now this is the thing which we will do to Gibeah; we will go up against it by lot. 10 "And we will take 10 men out of 100 throughout the tribes of Israel, and 100 out of 1,000, and 1,000 out of 10,000 to supply F315 food for the people, that when they come to Gibeah F316 of Benjamin, they may punish F317 them for all the disgraceful acts that they have committed in Israel." 11 Thus all the men of Israel were gathered against the city, united as one man.
F313 Lit cornerstones
F314 Lit men
F315 Lit take
F316 Heb Geba
F317 Lit do
R377 1 Samuel 7:5
R378 Judges 8:10
R379 Judges 19:22
R380 Judges 19:25f
R381 Judges 19:29
R382 Genesis 34:7; Joshua 7:15
R383 Judges 19:30
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