Judges 20:12

“ And the tribes of Israel sent men thorow all the tribe of Beniamin, saying, What wickednesse is this that is done among you?”

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And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, What wickedness [is] this that is done among you?
- King James Version

Then the tribes of Israel sent men through the entire tribe of Benjamin, saying, "What is this wickedness that has taken place among you?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, What wickedness is this that is come to pass among you?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin saying, What is this evil which has been done among you?
- Basic English Bible

And the tribes of Israel sent men to all the families of Benjamin, saying, What wickedness is this that has been done among you?
- Darby Bible

And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, What wickedness is this that is done among you?
- Webster's Bible

The tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, "What wickedness is this that is happen among you?
- World English Bible

And the tribes of Israel send men among all the tribes of Benjamin, saying, `What [is] this evil which hath been among you?
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying: 'What wickedness is this that is come to pass among you?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 20:12


20:12 All the tribe - They take a wise and a just course, in sending to all the parts of the tribe, to separate the innocent from the guilty, and to give them a fair opportunity of preventing their ruin, by doing what their duty, honour, and interest obliged them to; by delivering up those vile malefactors, whom they could not keep without bringing the curse of God upon themselves.


Discussion for Judges 20

  • Steve
    On verse 16. Most people are naturally right handed, so to fight sword with sword with a left handed person would be much harder. Remember how Ehud was left handed and drew the sword against King Eglon. Towers in castles of old had spiral stair cases in the direction that a right handed man would use the the sword to defend in this case a left handed man would find it easier to attack upwards.
  • BSP
    Verse 5~The men of Gibeah were wicked and so they had to be punished for their inhumane crimes.
  • Lu2677
    Not all concubines were wicked,many possibly were virgins when they were chosen.1Chroncicles 1:32 Abraham had concubines and had children with them, he was a godly man. It was not adultry. 2Samuel 5:11-14 David took more concubines from Jerusalem after God made him king over Israel. It was not sin. Solomon took many from nations that God told him not to take from, it was his undoing; 1Kings 11:1-4
  • April
    I am so confused,from what I understand a concubine was not a virgin and the man offered up the concubine for the mens entertainment purposes,and although she was a concubine,not one with god for her actions,what these men did was horrifically disgusting and an abomination,yes whoring around is a sin and all but she wasn't KILLING and beating people,and she will answer for her own actions.....wow.
  • Kim Alexander
    I'm sure the Lord knew, the intentions of those men. But if they would had just went on and killed those men, then the virgin would had still been alive.
  • Grafton griffith
    trust God even if we don not understand what He is doing.

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