Judges 21:2

“And the people came to the house of God, and abode there till even before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept sore;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Judges 21:2

And the people came to the house of God, and abode there till euen before God, and lift vp their voices, and wept sore:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So the people came to Bethel and sat there before God until evening, and lifted up their voices and wept bitterly.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the people came to Beth-el, and sat there till even before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept sore.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the people came to Beth-el, waiting there till evening before God, and gave themselves up to bitter weeping.
- Basic English Bible

And the people came to Bethel, and abode there till even before God, and lifted up their voices and wept bitterly,
- Darby Bible

And the people came to the house of God, and abode there till evening before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept bitterly;
- Webster's Bible

The people came to Bethel, and sat there until evening before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept severely.
- World English Bible

And the people come in to Beth-El, and sit there till the evening before God, and lift up their voice, and weep -- a great weeping,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the people came to Beth-el, and sat there till even before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept sore.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Judges 21:2

Wesley's Notes for Judges 21:2


21:1 Had sworn - In the beginning of this war, after the whole tribe had espoused the quarrel of the men of Gibeah. Saying - They do not here swear the utter extirpation of the tribe, which fell out beyond their expectation, but only not to give their daughters to those men who should survive; justly esteeming them for their villainy, to be as bad as Heathens, with whom they were forbidden to marry.

21:4 An altar - Not for a monument of the victory, but for sacrifices, as the next words shew. There might be in that place more altars than one, when the multitude of sacrifices be required, which was the case, #1Kings 8:64|, and probably at this time, when all the tribes being met, they had many sacrifices to offer, some in common for all, and some peculiar to every tribe.


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