Judges 20:10

“And we will take ten men of an hundred throughout all the tribes of Israel, and an hundred of a thousand, and a thousand out of ten thousand, to fetch victual for the people, that they may do, when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin, according to all the folly that they have wrought in Israel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And we wil take ten men of a hundred throughout all the tribes of Israel, and an hundred of a thousand, and a thousand out of ten thousand, to fetch victuall for the people, that they may doe, when they come to Gibeah of Beniamin, according to all the folly that they haue wrought in Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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 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."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and we will take ten men of a hundred throughout all the tribes of Israel, and a hundred of a thousand, and a thousand out of ten thousand, to fetch victuals for the people, that they may do, when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin, according to all the folly that they have wrought in Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And we will take ten men out of every hundred, through all the tribes of Israel, a hundred out of every thousand, a thousand out of every ten thousand, to get food for the people, so that they may give to Gibeah of Benjamin the right punishment for the act of shame they have done in Israel.
- Basic English Bible

and we will take ten men of a hundred throughout all the tribes of Israel, and a hundred of a thousand, and a thousand of ten thousand, to fetch victuals for the people, that they may do, when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin, according to all the villany that they have wrought in Israel.
- Darby Bible

And we will take ten men of a hundred throughout all the tribes of Israel, and a hundred of a thousand, and a thousand out of ten thousand, to fetch provisions for the people, that they may do, when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin, according to all the folly that they have wrought in Israel.
- Webster's Bible

and we will take ten men of one hundred throughout all the tribes of Israel, and one hundred of one thousand, and a thousand out of ten thousand, to get food for the people, that they may do, when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin, according to all the folly that they have worked in Israel."
- World English Bible

and we have taken ten men of a hundred, of all the tribes of Israel, and a hundred of a thousand, and a thousand of a myriad, to receive provision for the people, to do, at their coming to Gibeah of Benjamin, according to all the folly which it hath done in Israel.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

and we will take ten men of a hundred throughout all the tribes of Israel, and a hundred of a thousand, and a thousand out of ten thousand, to fetch victuals for the people, that they may do, when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin, according to all the wantonness that they have wrought in Israel.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 20:10


20:10 According, &c. - That we may punish them as such a wickedness deserves. In Israel - This is added as an aggravation, that they should do that in Israel, or among God's peculiar people, which was esteemed abominable even among the Heathen.


Discussion for Judges 20

  • Mark Fischer
    It is sad when the children of God get in such a vile morel state that God has to remove them.
  • Sundy sule
    Our God is a justice God, and He always punish sinners that refused to repent from sin
  • Createams
    But every man did that which was right in his own eyes and these are hard truths that we all play in a vigilantly mind set not seeing the first wrong, that of our own and in the end where did it start? Remember all this over a Levite Priest and his concubine.
  • Charlotte for verse 16
    From my observations in reading the Bible over many years, left or left handed is almost always used to describe someone or something that is at odds with the LORD recall the separation of the sheep and the goats . I am a month shy of 67yrs old there was a time when parents would force their left handed children into using their right hand!I know it 's hard to picture a time when parents actually read the Bible and believed it but they did!! I hope this helps you and perhaps others as well. GOD Bless you always.
  • TRYING TO FIND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF BEING LEFT-HANDED. I LOVE JUDGES AS I LOVE ALL THE BOOKS OF THE WORD OF GOD!!
  • Sara Addy
    This chapter is the conclusion of chapter 19.
    God makes it very clear that somesones sinning affects more than one person.
    Because of the woman's sins brother is set against brother.

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