Then all the Israelites from Dan to Beer-sheba, as well as from the area of Gilead, marched out, and the group assembled as one body in the LORD's presence at Mizpah.
The commanders of the people and of all the tribes of Israel took their place in the assembly of God's people, four hundred thousand foot soldiers armed with swords.
And the Benjaminites got word that the Israelites had marched up to Mizpah. The Israelites inquired, "Tell us how this evil act happened."
So the Levite, the husband of the murdered woman, answered, "My secondary wife and I came to Gibeah of Benjamin to spend the night,
and the leading citizens of Gibeah tried to attack me. They surrounded me in the house at night and were determined to kill me. They abused my secondary wife until she died.
I took her, chopped her up, and sent her pieces into every part of Israel's territory, because they had committed a disgraceful act in Israel.
All you Israelites, say what you think should be done here and now!"
At this, all the people stood as one to say, "Not a single one of us is going home or returning to our house!
This is what we're now going to do to Gibeah: We'll march upa against it as the lot determines.
From all the tribes of Israel, we'll get ten men for every hundred, one hundred for every thousand, and one thousand for every ten thousand to take supplies for the troops who are going to pay backb Gibeah of Benjamin for the disgraceful act they've done in Israel."