Judges 20:1-7 (New International Version)

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Israelites Fight the Benjamites

1 Then all the Israelites1 from Dan to Beersheba2 and from the land of Gilead came out as one man3 and assembled4 before the LORD in Mizpah.5 2 The leaders of all the people of the tribes of Israel took their places in the assembly of the people of God, four hundred thousand soldiers6 armed with swords. 3 (The Benjamites heard that the Israelites had gone up to Mizpah.) Then the Israelites said, "Tell us how this awful thing happened." 4 So the Levite, the husband of the murdered woman, said, "I and my concubine came to Gibeah7 in Benjamin to spend the night.8 5 During the night the men of Gibeah came after me and surrounded the house, intending to kill me.9 They raped my concubine, and she died.10 6 I took my concubine, cut her into pieces and sent one piece to each region of Israel's inheritance,11 because they committed this lewd and disgraceful act12 in Israel. 7 Now, all you Israelites, speak up and give your verdict.13"
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