Judges 20:7

7 Behold, you people of Israel, all of you, 1give your advice and counsel here."

Judges 20:7 Meaning and Commentary

Judges 20:7

Behold, ye are all children of Israel
The descendants of one man that feared the Lord; were of one nation, and of one religion, men professing godliness, and therefore ought to bear testimony against sin and wickedness of every sort, and especially such crying abominations as these:

give your advice and counsel:
in this place, being assembled together on this occasion; consult what is best to be done, and let every man speak his mind freely what step he thinks should be taken for the glory of God, and honour of religion, and to bring such persons to justice who had committed so foul a fact.

Judges 20:7 In-Context

5 And the leaders of Gibeah rose against me and surrounded the house against me by night. They meant to kill me, and they violated my concubine, and she is dead.
6 So I took hold of my concubine and cut her in pieces and sent her throughout all the country of the inheritance of Israel, for they have committed abomination and outrage in Israel.
7 Behold, you people of Israel, all of you, give your advice and counsel here."
8 And all the people arose as one man, saying, "None of us will go to his tent, and none of us will return to his house.
9 But now this is what we will do to Gibeah: we will go up against it by lot,

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