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Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO JUDGES 20\\

This chapter relates, how that there was an assembly of the children of
Israel at Mizpeh, upon what had happened to the concubine of the
Levite, where he appeared and related the whole affair to them,
\\#Jud 20:1-7\\ upon which they unanimously agreed to chastise the
inhabitants of Gibeah for what they had done, \\#Jud 20:8-11\\, and in
order to do that sent to the tribe of Benjamin to deliver the guilty, but
instead of that they took to their arms, and prepared for battle in defence
of them, \\#Jud 20:12-17\\ and two battles ensued on this, in which the
Israelites, who were on the right side of the question, were worsted,
\\#Jud 20:18-25\\ but upon their seeking the Lord again, and their
humiliation before him, they engaged a third time in battle, and got an
entire victory over the Benjaminites, and destroyed them all excepting
six hundred men, \\#Jud 20:26-48\\.