Judges 20:27
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English Standard Version
And the people of Israel inquired of the LORD (for the ark of the covenant of God was there in those days,

King James Bible
And the children of Israel inquired of the LORD, (for the ark of the covenant of God was there in those days,

American Standard Version
And the children of Israel asked of Jehovah (for the ark of the covenant of God was there in those days,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And inquired of him concerning their state. At that time the ark of the covenant of the Lord was there,

English Revised Version
And the children of Israel asked of the LORD, (for the ark of the covenant of God was there in those days,

Webster's Bible Translation
And the children of Israel inquired of the LORD, (for the ark of the covenant of God was there in those days,

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

As soon as the Israelites had posted themselves at Gibeah in battle array (מלחמה ערך, to put in a row, or arrange the war or conflict, i.e., to put themselves in battle array, 1 Samuel 4:2; 1 Samuel 17:2, etc.), the Benjaminites came out and destroyed 22,000 men of Israel upon that day. ארצה השׁחית, to destroy to the earth, i.e., to lay dead upon the ground.

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enquired

Judges 20:18,23 And the children of Israel arose, and went up to the house of God, and asked counsel of God, and said...

Numbers 27:21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD...

the ark

Joshua 18:1 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there...

1 Samuel 4:3,4 And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Why has the LORD smitten us to day before the Philistines...

Psalm 78:60,61 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men...

Jeremiah 7:12 But go you now to my place which was in Shiloh, where I set my name at the first...

The loss of two battles at length brought this stiff-necked people to enquire of the Lord; for all the company at this time met at Shiloh, and kept a day of fasting and prayer with great earnestness and solemnity. `Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear.'

Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

Cross References
Judges 20:18
The people of Israel arose and went up to Bethel and inquired of God, "Who shall go up first for us to fight against the people of Benjamin?" And the LORD said, "Judah shall go up first."

Judges 20:28
and Phinehas the son of Eleazar, son of Aaron, ministered before it in those days), saying, "Shall we go out once more to battle against our brothers, the people of Benjamin, or shall we cease?" And the LORD said, "Go up, for tomorrow I will give them into your hand."

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