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Judges 20

NAS 1 Then all the sons of Israel from Dan to Beersheba, including the land of Gilead, came out, and the congregation assembled as one man to the LORD at Mizpah. NIV 1 Then all Israel from Dan to Beersheba and from the land of Gilead came together as one and assembled before the LORD in Mizpah. NAS 2 The chiefs of all the people, even of all the tribes of Israel, took their stand in the assembly of the people of God, 400,000 foot soldiers who drew the sword. NIV 2 The leaders of all the people of the tribes of Israel took their places in the assembly of God’s people, four hundred thousand men armed with swords. NAS 3 (Now the sons of Benjamin heard that the sons of Israel had gone up to Mizpah.) And the sons of Israel said, "Tell us, how did this wickedness take place?" NIV 3 (The Benjamites heard that the Israelites had gone up to Mizpah.) Then the Israelites said, “Tell us how this awful thing happened.” NAS 4 So the Levite, the husband of the woman who was murdered, answered and said, "I came with my concubine to spend the night at Gibeah which belongs to Benjamin. NIV 4 So the Levite, the husband of the murdered woman, said, “I and my concubine came to Gibeah in Benjamin to spend the night. NAS 5 "But the men of Gibeah rose up against me and surrounded the house at night because of me. They intended to kill me; instead, they ravished my concubine so that she died. NIV 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. NAS 6 "And I took hold of my concubine and cut her in pieces and sent her throughout the land of Israel's inheritance; for they have committed a lewd and disgraceful act in Israel. NIV 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. NAS 7 "Behold, all you sons of Israel, give your advice and counsel here." NIV 7 Now, all you Israelites, speak up and tell me what you have decided to do.” NAS 8 Then all the people arose as one man, saying, "Not one of us will go to his tent, nor will any of us return to his house. NIV 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. NAS 9 "But now this is the thing which we will do to Gibeah; we will go up against it by lot. NIV 9 But now this is what we’ll do to Gibeah: We’ll go up against it in the order decided by casting lots. NAS 10 "And we will take 10 men out of 100 throughout the tribes of Israel, and 100 out of 1,000, and 1,000 out of 10,000 to supply food for the people, that when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin, they may punish them for all the disgraceful acts that they have committed in Israel." NIV 10 We’ll take ten men out of every hundred from all the tribes of Israel, and a hundred from a thousand, and a thousand from ten thousand, to get provisions for the army. Then, when the army arrives at Gibeah in Benjamin, it can give them what they deserve for this outrageous act done in Israel.” NAS 11 Thus all the men of Israel were gathered against the city, united as one man. NIV 11 So all the Israelites got together and united as one against the city. NAS 12 Then the tribes of Israel sent men through the entire tribe of Benjamin, saying, "What is this wickedness that has taken place among you? NIV 12 The tribes of Israel sent messengers throughout the tribe of Benjamin, saying, “What about this awful crime that was committed among you? NAS 13 "Now then, deliver up the men, the worthless fellows in Gibeah, that we may put them to death and remove this wickedness from Israel." But the sons of Benjamin would not listen to the voice of their brothers, the sons of Israel. NIV 13 Now turn those wicked men of Gibeah over to us so that we may put them to death and purge the evil from Israel.” But the Benjamites would not listen to their fellow Israelites. NAS 14 The sons of Benjamin gathered from the cities to Gibeah, to go out to battle against the sons of Israel. NIV 14 From their towns they came together at Gibeah to fight against the Israelites. NAS 15 From the cities on that day the sons of Benjamin were numbered, 26,000 men who draw the sword, besides the inhabitants of Gibeah who were numbered, 700 choice men. NIV 15 At once the Benjamites mobilized twenty-six thousand swordsmen from their towns, in addition to seven hundred able young men from those living in Gibeah. NAS 16 Out of all these people 700 choice men were left-handed ; each one could sling a stone at a hair and not miss. NIV 16 Among all these soldiers there were seven hundred select troops who were left-handed, each of whom could sling a stone at a hair and not miss. NAS 17 Then the men of Israel besides Benjamin were numbered, 400,000 men who draw the sword; all these were men of war. NIV 17 Israel, apart from Benjamin, mustered four hundred thousand swordsmen, all of them fit for battle. NAS 18 Now the sons of Israel arose, went up to Bethel, and inquired of God and said, "Who shall go up first for us to battle against the sons of Benjamin?" Then the LORD said, "Judah shall go up first." NIV 18 The Israelites went up to Bethel and inquired of God. They said, “Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Benjamites?” The LORD replied, “Judah shall go first.” NAS 19 So the sons of Israel arose in the morning and camped against Gibeah. NIV 19 The next morning the Israelites got up and pitched camp near Gibeah. NAS 20 The men of Israel went out to battle against Benjamin, and the men of Israel arrayed for battle against them at Gibeah. NIV 20 The Israelites went out to fight the Benjamites and took up battle positions against them at Gibeah. NAS 21 Then the sons of Benjamin came out of Gibeah and felled to the ground on that day 22,000 men of Israel. NIV 21 The Benjamites came out of Gibeah and cut down twenty-two thousand Israelites on the battlefield that day. NAS 22 But the people, the men of Israel, encouraged themselves and arrayed for battle again in the place where they had arrayed themselves the first day. NIV 22 But the Israelites encouraged one another and again took up their positions where they had stationed themselves the first day. NAS 23 The sons of Israel went up and wept before the LORD until evening, and inquired of the LORD , saying, "Shall we again draw near for battle against the sons of my brother Benjamin?" And the LORD said, "Go up against him." NIV 23 The Israelites went up and wept before the LORD until evening, and they inquired of the LORD. They said, “Shall we go up again to fight against the Benjamites, our fellow Israelites?” The LORD answered, “Go up against them.” NAS 24 Then the sons of Israel came against the sons of Benjamin the second day. NIV 24 Then the Israelites drew near to Benjamin the second day. NAS 25 Benjamin went out against them from Gibeah the second day and felled to the ground again 18,000 men of the sons of Israel; all these drew the sword. NIV 25 This time, when the Benjamites came out from Gibeah to oppose them, they cut down another eighteen thousand Israelites, all of them armed with swords. NAS 26 Then all the sons of Israel and all the people went up and came to Bethel and wept; thus they remained there before the LORD and fasted that day until evening. And they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD . NIV 26 Then all the Israelites, the whole army, went up to Bethel, and there they sat weeping before the LORD. They fasted that day until evening and presented burnt offerings and fellowship offerings to the LORD. NAS 27 The sons of Israel inquired of the LORD (for the ark of the covenant of God was there in those days, NIV 27 And the Israelites inquired of the LORD. (In those days the ark of the covenant of God was there, NAS 28 and Phinehas the son of Eleazar, Aaron's son, stood before it to minister in those days ), saying, "Shall I yet again go out to battle against the sons of my brother Benjamin, or shall I cease?" And the LORD said, "Go up, for tomorrow I will deliver them into your hand." NIV 28 with Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, ministering before it.) They asked, “Shall we go up again to fight against the Benjamites, our fellow Israelites, or not?” The LORD responded, “Go, for tomorrow I will give them into your hands.” NAS 29 So Israel set men in ambush around Gibeah. NIV 29 Then Israel set an ambush around Gibeah. NAS 30 The sons of Israel went up against the sons of Benjamin on the third day and arrayed themselves against Gibeah as at other times. NIV 30 They went up against the Benjamites on the third day and took up positions against Gibeah as they had done before. NAS 31 The sons of Benjamin went out against the people and were drawn away from the city, and they began to strike and kill some of the people as at other times, on the highways, one of which goes up to Bethel and the other to Gibeah, and in the field, about thirty men of Israel. NIV 31 The Benjamites came out to meet them and were drawn away from the city. They began to inflict casualties on the Israelites as before, so that about thirty men fell in the open field and on the roads—the one leading to Bethel and the other to Gibeah. NAS 32 The sons of Benjamin said, "They are struck down before us, as at the first." But the sons of Israel said, "Let us flee that we may draw them away from the city to the highways." NIV 32 While the Benjamites were saying, “We are defeating them as before,” the Israelites were saying, “Let’s retreat and draw them away from the city to the roads.” NAS 33 Then all the men of Israel arose from their place and arrayed themselves at Baal-tamar; and the men of Israel in ambush broke out of their place, even out of Maareh-geba . NIV 33 All the men of Israel moved from their places and took up positions at Baal Tamar, and the Israelite ambush charged out of its place on the west of Gibeah. NAS 34 When ten thousand choice men from all Israel came against Gibeah, the battle became fierce; but Benjamin did not know that disaster was close to them. NIV 34 Then ten thousand of Israel’s able young men made a frontal attack on Gibeah. The fighting was so heavy that the Benjamites did not realize how near disaster was. NAS 35 And the LORD struck Benjamin before Israel, so that the sons of Israel destroyed 25,100 men of Benjamin that day, all who draw the sword. NIV 35 The LORD defeated Benjamin before Israel, and on that day the Israelites struck down 25,100 Benjamites, all armed with swords. NAS 36 So the sons of Benjamin saw that they were defeated. When the men of Israel gave ground to Benjamin because they relied on the men in ambush whom they had set against Gibeah, NIV 36 Then the Benjamites saw that they were beaten. Now the men of Israel had given way before Benjamin, because they relied on the ambush they had set near Gibeah. NAS 37 the men in ambush hurried and rushed against Gibeah; the men in ambush also deployed and struck all the city with the edge of the sword. NIV 37 Those who had been in ambush made a sudden dash into Gibeah, spread out and put the whole city to the sword. NAS 38 Now the appointed sign between the men of Israel and the men in ambush was that they would make a great cloud of smoke rise from the city. NIV 38 The Israelites had arranged with the ambush that they should send up a great cloud of smoke from the city, NAS 39 Then the men of Israel turned in the battle, and Benjamin began to strike and kill about thirty men of Israel, for they said, "Surely they are defeated before us, as in the first battle." NIV 39 and then the Israelites would counterattack. The Benjamites had begun to inflict casualties on the Israelites (about thirty), and they said, “We are defeating them as in the first battle.” NAS 40 But when the cloud began to rise from the city in a column of smoke, Benjamin looked behind them; and behold, the whole city was going up in smoke to heaven. NIV 40 But when the column of smoke began to rise from the city, the Benjamites turned and saw the whole city going up in smoke. NAS 41 Then the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were terrified; for they saw that disaster was close to them. NIV 41 Then the Israelites counterattacked, and the Benjamites were terrified, because they realized that disaster had come on them. NAS 42 Therefore, they turned their backs before the men of Israel toward the direction of the wilderness, but the battle overtook them while those who came out of the cities destroyed them in the midst of them. NIV 42 So they fled before the Israelites in the direction of the wilderness, but they could not escape the battle. And the Israelites who came out of the towns cut them down there. NAS 43 They surrounded Benjamin, pursued them without rest and trod them down opposite Gibeah toward the east . NIV 43 They surrounded the Benjamites, chased them and easily overran them in the vicinity of Gibeah on the east. NAS 44 Thus 18,000 men of Benjamin fell; all these were valiant warriors. NIV 44 Eighteen thousand Benjamites fell, all of them valiant fighters. NAS 45 The rest turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, but they caught 5,000 of them on the highways and overtook them at Gidom and killed 2,000 of them. NIV 45 As they turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, the Israelites cut down five thousand men along the roads. They kept pressing after the Benjamites as far as Gidom and struck down two thousand more. NAS 46 So all of Benjamin who fell that day were 25,000 men who draw the sword; all these were valiant warriors. NIV 46 On that day twenty-five thousand Benjamite swordsmen fell, all of them valiant fighters. NAS 47 But 600 men turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, and they remained at the rock of Rimmon four months. NIV 47 But six hundred of them turned and fled into the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, where they stayed four months. NAS 48 The men of Israel then turned back against the sons of Benjamin and struck them with the edge of the sword, both the entire city with the cattle and all that they found; they also set on fire all the cities which they found. NIV 48 The men of Israel went back to Benjamin and put all the towns to the sword, including the animals and everything else they found. All the towns they came across they set on fire.

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