Judges 20:14

14 From their towns they came together at Gibeah to fight against the Israelites.

Read Judges 20:14 Using Other Translations

But the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together out of the cities unto Gibeah, to go out to battle against the children of Israel.
Then the people of Benjamin came together out of the cities to Gibeah to go out to battle against the people of Israel.
Instead, they came from their towns and gathered at Gibeah to fight the Israelites.

What does Judges 20:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Judges 20:14

But the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together out
of the cities unto Gibeah
To protect and defend it against the other tribes, being a city of theirs and where the persons charged with the crime lived; these got together thither out of the several cities of the tribe of Benjamin, as many as could bear arms:

to go out to battle against the children of Israel;
they neither denied the fact, nor attempted to palliate and excuse it, nor sought for peace but at once betook themselves to arms; which showed not only want of prudence but pride, passion and self-confidence, and that they were sadly depraved in their morals to rise up in defence of such wicked men; and a strange infatuation to expect success against such vastly superior numbers, and in so bad a cause.

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