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Judges 20

NRS 1 Then all the Israelites came out, from Dan to Beer-sheba, including the land of Gilead, and the congregation assembled in one body before the Lord at Mizpah. NIV 1 Then all the Israelites from Dan to Beersheba and from the land of Gilead came out as one man and assembled before the LORD in Mizpah. NRS 2 The chiefs of all the people, of all the tribes of Israel, presented themselves in the assembly of the people of God, four hundred thousand foot-soldiers bearing arms. NIV 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 soldiers armed with swords. NRS 3 (Now the Benjaminites heard that the people of Israel had gone up to Mizpah.) And the Israelites said, "Tell us, how did this criminal act come about?" NIV 3 (The Benjamites heard that the Israelites had gone up to Mizpah.) Then the Israelites said, "Tell us how this awful thing happened." NRS 4 The Levite, the husband of the woman who was murdered, answered, "I came to Gibeah that belongs to Benjamin, I and my concubine, to spend the night. NIV 4 So the Levite, the husband of the murdered woman, said, "I and my concubine came to Gibeah in Benjamin to spend the night. NRS 5 The lords of Gibeah rose up against me, and surrounded the house at night. They intended to kill me, and they raped my concubine until she died. NIV 5 During the night the men of Gibeah came after me and surrounded the house, intending to kill me. They raped my concubine, and she died. NRS 6 Then I took my concubine and cut her into pieces, and sent her throughout the whole extent of Israel's territory; for they have committed a vile outrage in Israel. NIV 6 I took my concubine, cut her into pieces and sent one piece to each region of Israel's inheritance, because they committed this lewd and disgraceful act in Israel. NRS 7 So now, you Israelites, all of you, give your advice and counsel here." NIV 7 Now, all you Israelites, speak up and give your verdict." NRS 8 All the people got up as one, saying, "We will not any of us go to our tents, nor will any of us return to our houses. NIV 8 All the people rose as one man, saying, "None of us will go home. No, not one of us will return to his house. NRS 9 But now this is what we will do to Gibeah: we will go up against it by lot. NIV 9 But now this is what we'll do to Gibeah: We'll go up against it as the lot directs. NRS 10 We will take ten men of a hundred throughout all the tribes of Israel, and a hundred of a thousand, and a thousand of ten thousand, to bring provisions for the troops, who are going to repay Gibeah of Benjamin for all the disgrace that they have done in Israel." NIV 10 We'll take ten men out of every hundred from all the tribes of Israel, and a hundred from a thousand, and a thousand from ten thousand, to get provisions for the army. Then, when the army arrives at Gibeah in Benjamin, it can give them what they deserve for all this vileness done in Israel." NRS 11 So all the men of Israel gathered against the city, united as one. NIV 11 So all the men of Israel got together and united as one man against the city. NRS 12 The tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, "What crime is this that has been committed among you? NIV 12 The tribes of Israel sent men throughout the tribe of Benjamin, saying, "What about this awful crime that was committed among you? NRS 13 Now then, hand over those scoundrels in Gibeah, so that we may put them to death, and purge the evil from Israel." But the Benjaminites would not listen to their kinsfolk, the Israelites. NIV 13 Now surrender those wicked men of Gibeah so that we may put them to death and purge the evil from Israel." But the Benjamites would not listen to their fellow Israelites. NRS 14 The Benjaminites came together out of the towns to Gibeah, to go out to battle against the Israelites. NIV 14 From their towns they came together at Gibeah to fight against the Israelites. NRS 15 On that day the Benjaminites mustered twenty-six thousand armed men from their towns, besides the inhabitants of Gibeah. NIV 15 At once the Benjamites mobilized twenty-six thousand swordsmen from their towns, in addition to seven hundred chosen men from those living in Gibeah. NRS 16 Of all this force, there were seven hundred picked men who were left-handed; every one could sling a stone at a hair, and not miss. NIV 16 Among all these soldiers there were seven hundred chosen men who were left-handed, each of whom could sling a stone at a hair and not miss. NRS 17 And the Israelites, apart from Benjamin, mustered four hundred thousand armed men, all of them warriors. NIV 17 Israel, apart from Benjamin, mustered four hundred thousand swordsmen, all of them fighting men. NRS 18 The Israelites proceeded to go up to Bethel, where they inquired of God, "Which of us shall go up first to battle against the Benjaminites?" And the Lord answered, "Judah shall go up first." NIV 18 The Israelites went up to Bethel and inquired of God. They said, "Who of us shall go first to fight against the Benjamites?" The LORD replied, "Judah shall go first." NRS 19 Then the Israelites got up in the morning, and encamped against Gibeah. NIV 19 The next morning the Israelites got up and pitched camp near Gibeah. NRS 20 The Israelites went out to battle against Benjamin; and the Israelites drew up the battle line against them at Gibeah. NIV 20 The men of Israel went out to fight the Benjamites and took up battle positions against them at Gibeah. NRS 21 The Benjaminites came out of Gibeah, and struck down on that day twenty-two thousand of the Israelites. NIV 21 The Benjamites came out of Gibeah and cut down twenty-two thousand Israelites on the battlefield that day. NRS 22 The Israelites took courage, and again formed the battle line in the same place where they had formed it on the first day. NIV 22 But the men of Israel encouraged one another and again took up their positions where they had stationed themselves the first day. NRS 23 The Israelites went up and wept before the Lord until the evening; and they inquired of the Lord, "Shall we again draw near to battle against our kinsfolk the Benjaminites?" And the Lord said, "Go up against them." NIV 23 The Israelites went up and wept before the LORD until evening, and they inquired of the LORD. They said, "Shall we go up again to battle against the Benjamites, our brothers?" The LORD answered, "Go up against them." NRS 24 So the Israelites advanced against the Benjaminites the second day. NIV 24 Then the Israelites drew near to Benjamin the second day. NRS 25 Benjamin moved out against them from Gibeah the second day, and struck down eighteen thousand of the Israelites, all of them armed men. NIV 25 This time, when the Benjamites came out from Gibeah to oppose them, they cut down another eighteen thousand Israelites, all of them armed with swords. NRS 26 Then all the Israelites, the whole army, went back to Bethel and wept, sitting there before the Lord; they fasted that day until evening. Then they offered burnt offerings and sacrifices of well-being before the Lord. NIV 26 Then the Israelites, all the people, went up to Bethel, and there they sat weeping before the LORD. They fasted that day until evening and presented burnt offerings and fellowship offerings to the LORD. NRS 27 And the Israelites inquired of the Lord (for the ark of the covenant of God was there in those days, NIV 27 And the Israelites inquired of the LORD. (In those days the ark of the covenant of God was there, NRS 28 and Phinehas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron, ministered before it in those days), saying, "Shall we go out once more to battle against our kinsfolk the Benjaminites, or shall we desist?" The Lord answered, "Go up, for tomorrow I will give them into your hand." NIV 28 with Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, ministering before it.) They asked, "Shall we go up again to battle with Benjamin our brother, or not?" The LORD responded, "Go, for tomorrow I will give them into your hands." NRS 29 So Israel stationed men in ambush around Gibeah. NIV 29 Then Israel set an ambush around Gibeah. NRS 30 Then the Israelites went up against the Benjaminites on the third day, and set themselves in array against Gibeah, as before. NIV 30 They went up against the Benjamites on the third day and took up positions against Gibeah as they had done before. NRS 31 When the Benjaminites went out against the army, they were drawn away from the city. As before they began to inflict casualties on the troops, along the main roads, one of which goes up to Bethel and the other to Gibeah, as well as in the open country, killing about thirty men of Israel. NIV 31 The Benjamites came out to meet them and were drawn away from the city. They began to inflict casualties on the Israelites as before, so that about thirty men fell in the open field and on the roads--the one leading to Bethel and the other to Gibeah. NRS 32 The Benjaminites thought, "They are being routed before us, as previously." But the Israelites said, "Let us retreat and draw them away from the city toward the roads." NIV 32 While the Benjamites were saying, "We are defeating them as before," the Israelites were saying, "Let's retreat and draw them away from the city to the roads." NRS 33 The main body of the Israelites drew back its battle line to Baal-tamar, while those Israelites who were in ambush rushed out of their place west of Geba. NIV 33 All the men of Israel moved from their places and took up positions at Baal Tamar, and the Israelite ambush charged out of its place on the west of Gibeah. NRS 34 There came against Gibeah ten thousand picked men out of all Israel, and the battle was fierce. But the Benjaminites did not realize that disaster was close upon them. NIV 34 Then ten thousand of Israel's finest men made a frontal attack on Gibeah. The fighting was so heavy that the Benjamites did not realize how near disaster was. NRS 35 The Lord defeated Benjamin before Israel; and the Israelites destroyed twenty-five thousand one hundred men of Benjamin that day, all of them armed. NIV 35 The LORD defeated Benjamin before Israel, and on that day the Israelites struck down 25,100 Benjamites, all armed with swords. NRS 36 Then the Benjaminites saw that they were defeated. The Israelites gave ground to Benjamin, because they trusted to the troops in ambush that they had stationed against Gibeah. NIV 36 Then the Benjamites saw that they were beaten. Now the men of Israel had given way before Benjamin, because they relied on the ambush they had set near Gibeah. NRS 37 The troops in ambush rushed quickly upon Gibeah. Then they put the whole city to the sword. NIV 37 The men who had been in ambush made a sudden dash into Gibeah, spread out and put the whole city to the sword. NRS 38 Now the agreement between the main body of Israel and the men in ambush was that when they sent up a cloud of smoke out of the city NIV 38 The men of Israel had arranged with the ambush that they should send up a great cloud of smoke from the city, NRS 39 the main body of Israel should turn in battle. But Benjamin had begun to inflict casualties on the Israelites, killing about thirty of them; so they thought, "Surely they are defeated before us, as in the first battle." NIV 39 and then the men of Israel would turn in the battle. The Benjamites had begun to inflict casualties on the men of Israel (about thirty), and they said, "We are defeating them as in the first battle." NRS 40 But when the cloud, a column of smoke, began to rise out of the city, the Benjaminites looked behind them—and there was the whole city going up in smoke toward the sky! NIV 40 But when the column of smoke began to rise from the city, the Benjamites turned and saw the smoke of the whole city going up into the sky. NRS 41 Then the main body of Israel turned, and the Benjaminites were dismayed, for they saw that disaster was close upon them. NIV 41 Then the men of Israel turned on them, and the men of Benjamin were terrified, because they realized that disaster had come upon them. NRS 42 Therefore they turned away from the Israelites in the direction of the wilderness; but the battle overtook them, and those who came out of the city were slaughtering them in between. NIV 42 So they fled before the Israelites in the direction of the desert, but they could not escape the battle. And the men of Israel who came out of the towns cut them down there. NRS 43 Cutting down the Benjaminites, they pursued them from Nohah and trod them down as far as a place east of Gibeah. NIV 43 They surrounded the Benjamites, chased them and easily overran them in the vicinity of Gibeah on the east. NRS 44 Eighteen thousand Benjaminites fell, all of them courageous fighters. NIV 44 Eighteen thousand Benjamites fell, all of them valiant fighters. NRS 45 When they turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, five thousand of them were cut down on the main roads, and they were pursued as far as Gidom, and two thousand of them were slain. NIV 45 As they turned and fled toward the desert to the rock of Rimmon, the Israelites cut down five thousand men along the roads. They kept pressing after the Benjamites as far as Gidom and struck down two thousand more. NRS 46 So all who fell that day of Benjamin were twenty-five thousand arms-bearing men, all of them courageous fighters. NIV 46 On that day twenty-five thousand Benjamite swordsmen fell, all of them valiant fighters. NRS 47 But six hundred turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, and remained at the rock of Rimmon for four months. NIV 47 But six hundred men turned and fled into the desert to the rock of Rimmon, where they stayed four months. NRS 48 Meanwhile, the Israelites turned back against the Benjaminites, and put them to the sword—the city, the people, the animals, and all that remained. Also the remaining towns they set on fire. NIV 48 The men of Israel went back to Benjamin and put all the towns to the sword, including the animals and everything else they found. All the towns they came across they set on fire.