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Judges 20:17

17 Israel, apart from Benjamin, mustered four hundred thousand swordsmen, all of them fit for battle.

Read Judges 20:17 Using Other Translations

And the men of Israel, beside Benjamin, were numbered four hundred thousand men that drew sword: all these were men of war.
And the men of Israel, apart from Benjamin, mustered 400,000 men who drew the sword; all these were men of war.
Israel had 400,000 experienced soldiers armed with swords, not counting Benjamin’s warriors.

What does Judges 20:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Judges 20:17

And the men of Israel, beside Benjamin
Who did not join them in this affair, but opposed them,

were numbered four hundred thousand men that drew sword:
see ( Judges 20:9 )

all these were men of war;
inured to it, skilful and courageous.

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