Judges 20:20

“And the men of Israel went out to battle against Benjamin; and the men of Israel put themselves in array to fight against them at Gibeah.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Judges 20:20

And the men of Israel went out to battell against Beniamin, and the men of Israel put themselues in aray to fight against them at Gibeah.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The men of Israel went out to battle against Benjamin, and the men of Israel arrayed for battle against them at Gibeah.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the men of Israel went out to battle against Benjamin; and the men of Israel set the battle in array against them at Gibeah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the men of Israel went out to war against Benjamin (and the men of Israel put their forces in fighting order against them at Gibeah).
- Basic English Bible

And the men of Israel went out to battle against Benjamin; and the men of Israel put themselves in array to fight against them at Gibeah.
- Darby Bible

And the men of Israel went out to battle against Benjamin; and the men of Israel put themselves in array to fight against them at Gibeah.
- Webster's Bible

The men of Israel went out to battle against Benjamin; and the men of Israel set the battle in array against them at Gibeah.
- World English Bible

and the men of Israel go out to battle with Benjamin, and the men of Israel set themselves in array with them, [for] battle against Gibeah,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the men of Israel went out to battle against Benjamin; and the men of Israel set the battle in array against them at Gibeah.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Judges 20:20

Wesley's Notes for Judges 20:20


20:18 Children of Israel - Some sent in the name of all. House of God - To Shiloh, which was not far from Mizpeh. Which - This was asked to prevent emulations and contentions: but they do not ask whether they should go against them, or no, for that they knew they ought to do by the will of God already revealed: nor yet do they seek to God for his help by prayer, and fasting, and sacrifice, as in all reason they ought to have done; but were confident of success, because of their great numbers, and righteous cause.

20:21 Destroyed, &c. - Why would God suffer them to have so great a loss in so good a cause? Because they had many and great sins reigning among themselves, and they should not have come to so great a work of God, with polluted hands, but should have pulled the beam out of their own eye, before they attempted to take that out of their brother Benjamin's eye: which because they did not, God doth it for them, bringing them through the fire, that they might he purged from their dross; it being probable that the great God who governs every stroke in battle, did so order things, that their worst members should be cut off, which was a great blessing to the whole common - wealth. And God would hereby shew, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong. We must never lay that weight on an arm of flesh, which only the Rock of Ages will bear.

20:22 Encouraged - Heb. strengthened themselves, supporting themselves with the consciousness of the justice of their cause, and putting themselves in better order for defending themselves, and annoying their enemies.


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