Judges 2:4

4 When the angel of the LORD had spoken these things to all the Israelites, the people wept aloud,

Read Judges 2:4 Using Other Translations

And it came to pass, when the angel of the LORD spake these words unto all the children of Israel, that the people lifted up their voice, and wept.
As soon as the angel of the LORD spoke these words to all the people of Israel, the people lifted up their voices and wept.
When the angel of the LORD finished speaking to all the Israelites, the people wept loudly.

What does Judges 2:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Judges 2:4

And it came to pass, when the angel of the Lord spake these
words unto all the children of Israel
This being either one of the three solemn feasts, when all the males appeared at the tabernacle of the Lord; or else here was now a solemn convention of all the tribes to inquire of the Lord the reason why they were not able to drive out the Canaanites in some places, and why they prevailed over them in many:

that the people lift up their voice, and wept;
being affected with what the angel said, and convicted in their consciences of their sins, and so fearing the bad consequences thereof, they wept because of the sins they had been guilty of, and because of the evils that were like to befall them on account of them.

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