Judges 20:7

“Behold, ye are all children of Israel, giue here your aduise and counsell.”

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Other Translations

Behold, ye [are] all children of Israel; give here your advice and counsel.
- King James Version

"Behold, all you sons of Israel, give your advice and counsel here."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, ye children of Israel, all of you, give here your advice and counsel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Here you all are, you children of Israel; give now your suggestions about what is to be done.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, all ye, children of Israel, deliberate and give here [your] counsel.
- Darby Bible

Behold, ye are all children of Israel; give here your advice and counsel.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, you children of Israel, all of you, give here your advice and counsel."
- World English Bible

lo, ye [are] all sons of Israel; give for you a word and counsel here.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, ye are all here, children of Israel, give here your advice and council.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 20:7


20:7 Ye are - The sons of that holy man, who for one filthy action left an eternal brand upon one of his own sons: a people in covenant with the holy God, whose honour you are obliged to vindicate, and who hath expressly commanded you to punish all such notorious enormities.


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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