Judges 20:1

Overview - Judges 20
The Levite in a general assembly declares his wrong.
The decree of the assembly.
12 The Benjamites, being cited, make head against the Israelites.
18 The Israelites in two battles lose forty thousand.
26 They destroy by a stratagem all the Benjamites, except six hundred.
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Judges 20:1  (King James Version)
Then all the children of Israel went out, and the congregation was gathered together as one man, from Dan even to Beersheba, with the land of Gilead, unto the LORD in Mizpeh.
 


Then all
Judges 20:2 Judges 20:8 Judges 20:11 ; 21:5 Deuteronomy 13:12-18 ; Joshua 22:12

as one man
1 Samuel 11:7 1 Samuel 11:8 ; 2 Samuel 19:14 ; Ezra 3:1 ; Nehemiah 8:1

from Dan
18:29 1 Samuel 3:20 ; 2 Samuel 3:10 ; 24:2 1 Chronicles 21:2 ; 2 Chronicles 30:5

with the
Numbers 32:1 Numbers 32:40 ; Joshua 17:1 ; 2 Samuel 2:9

unto the
Judges 20:18 Judges 20:26 ; 11:11

in Mizpeh
10:17 11:11 Joshua 15:38 ; 18:26 1 Samuel 7:5 1 Samuel 7:6 ; 10:17 2 Kings 25:23
It does not appear that the Israelites on this occasion, were summoned by the authority of any one common head, but they came together by the consent and agreement, as it were, of one common heart, fired with a holy zeal for the honour of God and Israel. The place of their meeting was Mizpeh; they gathered together unto the Lord there; for Mizpeh was so very near to Shiloh, that their encampment might very well be supposed to reach from Mizpeh to Shiloh. Shiloh was a small town, and therefore, when there was a general meeting of the people to present themselves before God, they chose Mizpeh for their head quarters, which was the next adjoining city of note; perhaps, because they were not willing to give that trouble to Shiloh, which so great an assembly would occasion; it being the residence of the priests that attended the tabernacle.
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