Judges 20:7

7 Now, all you Israelites, speak up and tell me what you have decided to do.”

Judges 20:7 in Other Translations

7 Behold, ye are all children of Israel; give here your advice and counsel.
7 Behold, you people of Israel, all of you, give your advice and counsel here."
7 Now then, all of you—the entire community of Israel—must decide here and now what should be done about this!”
7 So, Israelites, make up your minds. Decide on some action!"
7 Look, all of you are Israelites. Give your judgment and verdict here [and now]."

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 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.
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 outrageous act in Israel.
7 Now, all you Israelites, speak up and tell me what you have decided to do.”
8 All the men rose up together as one, saying, “None of us will go home. No, not one of us will return to his house.
9 But now this is what we’ll do to Gibeah: We’ll go up against it in the order decided by casting lots.

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