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Judges 20
New American Standard Bible
20Then 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.H1121H3478H3318H5712H6950H259H376H1835H884H776H1568H3068H4709 2And the chiefs of all the people, [even] of all the tribes of Israel, took their stand in the assembly of the people of God, 4000000 foot soldiers who drew the sword.H6438H5971H7626H3478H3320H6951H5971H430H702H3967H505H376H7273H8025H2719 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?"H1121H1144H8085H1121H3478H5927H4709H559H1121H3478H1696H1961H7451 4So 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.H3881H376H376H802H7523H6030H559H935H1390H1144H6370H3885 5"But the men of Gibeah rose up against me and surrounded the house at night because of me. They intended to kill me; instead, they ravished my concubine so that she died.H1167H1390H6965H5437H1004H5437H3915H1819H2026H6370H6031H4191 6"And I took hold of my concubine and cut her in pieces and sent her throughout the land of Israel's inheritance; for they have committed a lewd and disgraceful act in Israel.H270H6370H5408H7971H7704H5159H3478H6213H2154H5039H3478 7"Behold, all you sons of Israel, give your advice and counsel here."H1121H3478H3051H1988H1697H6098 8Then 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.H5971H6965H259H376H559H376H3212H168H376H5493H1004 9"But now this is the thing which we will do to Gibeah; [we will go up] against it by lot.H1697H6213H1390H1486 10"And we will take 10 men out of 100 throughout the tribes of Israel, and 100 out of 10000, and 10000 out of 100000 to supply food for the people, that when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin, they may punish [them] for all the disgraceful acts that they have committed in Israel."H3947H6235H582H3967H7626H3478H3967H505H505H7233H3947H6720H5971H6213H935H1387H1144H5039H6213H3478 11Thus all the men of Israel were gathered against the city, united as one man.H376H3478H622H5892H2270H259H376 12Then the tribes of Israel sent men through the entire tribe of Benjamin, saying, "What is this wickedness that has taken place among you?H7626H3478H7971H582H7626H1144H559H7451H1961 13"Now then, deliver up the men, the worthless fellows in Gibeah, that we may put them to death and remove [this] wickedness from Israel." But the sons of Benjamin would not listen to the voice of their brothers, the sons of Israel.H5414H582H1121H1100H1390H4191H1197H7451H3478H1121H1144H14H8085H6963H251H1121H3478 14And the sons of Benjamin gathered from the cities to Gibeah, to go out to battle against the sons of Israel.H1121H1144H622H5892H1390H3318H4421H1121H3478 15And from the cities on that day the sons of Benjamin were numbered, 260000 men who draw the sword, besides the inhabitants of Gibeah who were numbered, 700 choice men.H1121H1144H6485H3117H5892H6242H8337H505H376H8025H2719H3427H1390H6485H7651H3967H977H376 16Out of all these people 700 choice men were left-handed; each one could sling a stone at a hair and not miss.H5971H7651H3967H977H376H334H3027H3225H7049H68H8185H2398 17Then the men of Israel besides Benjamin were numbered, 4000000 men who draw the sword; all these were men of war.H376H3478H1144H6485H702H3967H505H376H8025H2719H376H4421 18Now the sons of Israel arose, went up to Bethel, and inquired of God, and said, "Who shall go up first for us to battle against the sons of Benjamin?" Then the LORD said, "Judah [shall go up] first."H1121H3478H6965H5927H1004H430H1008H7592H430H559H4310H5927H8462H4421H1121H1144H3068H559H3063H8462 19So the sons of Israel arose in the morning and camped against Gibeah.H1121H3478H6965H1242H2583H1390 20And the men of Israel went out to battle against Benjamin, and the men of Israel arrayed for battle against them at Gibeah.H376H3478H3318H4421H1144H376H3478H6186H4421H1390 21Then the sons of Benjamin came out of Gibeah and felled to the ground on that day 220000 men of Israel.H1121H1144H3318H1390H7843H776H3478H3117H6242H8147H505H376 22But the people, the men of Israel, encouraged themselves and arrayed for battle again in the place where they had arrayed themselves the first day.H5971H376H3478H2388H4421H3254H6186H4725H6186H7223H3117 23And the sons of Israel went up and wept before the LORD until evening, and inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall we again draw near for battle against the sons of my brother Benjamin?" And the LORD said, "Go up against him."H1121H3478H5927H1058H6440H3068H6153H7592H3068H559H5066H3254H4421H1121H1144H251H3068H559H5927 24Then the sons of Israel came against the sons of Benjamin the second day.H1121H3478H7126H1121H1144H8145H3117 25And Benjamin went out against them from Gibeah the second day and felled to the ground again 180000 men of the sons of Israel; all these drew the sword.H1144H3318H7125H1390H8145H3117H7843H776H1121H3478H8083H6240H505H376H8025H2719 26Then all the sons of Israel and all the people went up and came to Bethel and wept; thus they remained there before the LORD and fasted that day until evening. And they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.H1121H3478H5971H5927H935H1004H430H1008H1058H3427H6440H3068H6684H3117H6153H5927H5930H8002H6440H3068 27And the sons of Israel inquired of the LORD (for the ark of the covenant of God [was] there in those days,H1121H3478H7592H3068H727H1285H430H3117 28and Phinehas the son of Eleazar, Aaron's son, stood before it to [ minister] in those days), saying, "Shall I yet again go out to battle against the sons of my brother Benjamin, or shall I cease?" And the LORD said, "Go up, for tomorrow I will deliver them into your hand."H6372H1121H499H1121H175H5975H6440H3117H559H3254H3318H4421H1121H1144H251H2308H3068H559H5927H4279H5414H3027 29So Israel set men in ambush around Gibeah.H3478H7760H693H5439H1390 30And the sons of Israel went up against the sons of Benjamin on the third day and arrayed themselves against Gibeah, as at other times.H1121H3478H5927H1121H1144H7992H3117H6186H1390H6471 31And the sons of Benjamin went out against the people and were drawn away from the city, and they began to strike and kill some of the people, as at other times, on the highways, one of which goes up to Bethel and the other to Gibeah, [and] in the field, about thirty men of Israel.H1121H1144H3318H7125H5971H5423H5892H2490H5221H5971H2491H6471H4546H259H5927H1004H430H1008H259H1390H7704H7970H376H3478 32And the sons of Benjamin said, "They are struck down before us, as at the first." But the sons of Israel said, "Let us flee that we may draw them away from the city to the highways."H1121H1144H559H5062H6440H7223H1121H3478H559H5127H5423H5892H4546 33Then all the men of Israel arose from their place and arrayed themselves at Baal-tamar; and the men of Israel in ambush broke out of their place, even out of Maareh-geba.H376H3478H6965H4725H6186H1193H693H3478H1518H4725H4629H1387 34When ten thousand choice men from all Israel came against Gibeah, the battle became fierce; but Benjamin did not know that disaster was close to them.H935H5048H1390H6235H505H977H376H3478H4421H3513H3045H7451H5060 35And the LORD struck Benjamin before Israel, so that the sons of Israel destroyed 251000 men of Benjamin that day, all who draw the sword.H3068H5062H1144H6440H3478H1121H3478H7843H1145H3117H6242H2568H505H3967H376H8025H2719 36So the sons of Benjamin saw that they were defeated. When the men of Israel gave ground to Benjamin because they relied on the men in ambush whom they had set against Gibeah,H1121H1144H7200H5062H376H3478H5414H4725H1145H982H693H7760H1390 37the men in ambush hurried and rushed against Gibeah; the men in ambush also deployed and struck all the city with the edge of the sword.H693H2363H6584H1390H693H4900H5221H5892H6310H2719 38Now the appointed sign between the men of Israel and the men in ambush was that they should make a great cloud of smoke rise from the city.H4150H376H3478H5973H693H7235H4864H6227H5927H5892 39Then the men of Israel turned in the battle, and Benjamin began to strike and kill about thirty men of Israel, for they said, "Surely they are defeated before us, as in the first battle."H376H3478H2015H4421H1144H2490H5221H2491H376H3478H7970H376H559H5062H5062H6440H7223H4421 40But when the cloud began to rise from the city in a column of smoke, Benjamin looked behind them; and behold, the whole city was going up [ in smoke] to heaven.H4864H2490H5927H5892H5982H6227H1145H6437H310H3632H5892H5927H8064 41Then the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were terrified; for they saw that disaster was close to them.H376H3478H2015H376H1144H926H7200H7451H5060 42Therefore, they turned their backs before the men of Israel toward the direction of the wilderness, but the battle overtook them while those who came out of the cities destroyed them in the midst of them.H6437H6440H376H3478H1870H4057H4421H1692H5892H7843H8432 43They surrounded Benjamin, pursued them without rest [and] trod them down opposite Gibeah toward the east.H3803H1145H3803H7291H1869H4496H5227H1390H4217H8121 44Thus 180000 men of Benjamin fell; all these were valiant warriors.H5307H1144H8083H6240H505H376H582H2428 45The rest turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, but they caught 50000 of them on the highways and overtook them at Gidom and killed 20000 of them.H6437H5127H4057H5553H7417H5953H4546H2568H505H376H1692H310H1440H5221H505H376 46So all of Benjamin who fell that day were 250000 men who draw the sword; all these were valiant warriors.H5307H3117H1144H6242H2568H505H376H8025H2719H582H2428 47But 600 men turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, and they remained at the rock of Rimmon four months.H8337H3967H376H6437H5127H4057H5553H7417H3427H5553H7417H702H2320 48The men of Israel then turned back against the sons of Benjamin and struck them with the edge of the sword, both the entire city with the cattle and all that they found; they also set on fire all the cities which they found.H376H3478H7725H1121H1144H5221H6310H2719H4974H5892H5704H929H4672H7971H784H5892H4672


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