And Benjamin went forth against them out of Gibeah the second
Flushed with the victory they had obtained the day before:
and destroyed down to the ground of the children of Israel again
eighteen thousand men, all these drew the sword,
were armed men; this, with the 22,000 slain the day preceding, made 40,000; the same number singled out from among them by lot to provide food for them, and is thought by some to be the case Deborah refers to, ( Judges 5:8 ) and is what is certainly intended in ( Hosea 10:9 ) .